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BANANA PEELS FOR YOUR GARDEN

by A to Z for Moms Like Me

If you have a garden or plan to in the future, save your banana peels!

Why?

Banana’s are a great source of potassium. Plants also need potassium to improve their growth and production. The potassium helps plans move nutrients and water between cells.

Uses for banana peels:

  • Place in the bottom of your hole before planting seeds. Place the seeds right on top of the peel. As the seed grows it will get the potassium from the banana peel to help it. As the banana decomposes it will give a slow release of potassium, as well as small amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and magnesium to the soil. All these will aid in your garden plants growing and producing.
  • Soak the peels in water for a day or two then pour the water over your garden area. Another great way to let your plants benefit after planting the seed is to soak the banana peels and then use the water to water your plants.
  • Mix banana peels up into the soil in the Fall or Winter to help replace nutrients in the soil for the next Spring.

Just a few ways to use something that would normally be thrown away in the trash to benefit your garden and return the nutrients to the soil instead.

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