Hey Altifarmers! We are back with the next experiment for this week just for “YOU”. Bananas give out a great boost of potassium for both humans and plants. Here’s how you can use banana peels in your garden to grow the best fruits and vegetables.
Banana skin in compost - cut the banana peel into small pieces and put it in the bottom of the pot while potting new plants. This helps the plants to get nutrients from the banana peel easily. This also is a great way to control pests.
Banana skin as fertilizer - dehydrate your banana skin till it becomes hard and crumbly. Once it’s completely dehydrated and dry, crush them into fine powder. Use 1 tablespoon of this powder for a gallon of soil. This helps the plants nourish themselves.
Banana skin as liquid fertilizer - soak the banana peel completely in water at room temperature for a longer period of time to extract maximum nutrients from the soil. Use this liquid to water your plants directly. This is a great way for plants to get potassium from the peel.
Banana skin as a fruit fly trap - in a container chop some banana peels and add the apple cider vinegar. Make some holes in the container large enough for the fruit flies to enter. The acidic smell of this mixture will attract the fruit flies and eventually get trapped in the container and die in the liquid.
Hope you experience the benefits of banana peel first hand. Do let us know in the comments if you have more tips.