HOW TO USE BANANA PEELS AS FERTILIZER (ESPECIALLY FOR VEGETABLES
Using banana peels as fertilizer may seem unconventional, but this expert-approved garden idea will boost your plant’s health and it’s sustainable too.
Banana peel is rich in vitamins and minerals, including potassium, which is one of the three essential nutrients plants need to stay healthy. According to the experts, there are four main ways to use your banana peels in the garden, including a water trick and a technique for chopped peels.
‘Chop up the peels to about ½inch to 1 inch in size, pack them into a clean, empty glass jar and fill with water,’ Erinn says. You should allow the jar to sit in a moderately sunny spot for approximately 24 hours – at which time the water will turn brown (as the nutrients leak out).
You can then use banana peel water to water your plants before distributing the peel pieces into the compost.
With this strategy, you can get two uses out of your peels: mineral-rich water and green material for the compost.
Another way to use banana peels as a fertilizer, is by burying them directly into the soil and allow it to decay ‘This is an effective way to get nutrients into the soil, even if you don’t have space for a composter.