Do you throw the banana peel after eating a banana? The next time you eat a banana use it’s peel in your garden. The banana peel decomposes very fast and has many beneficial uses. It provides nourishment and nutrients to the plants by releasing calcium potassium, phosphorus etc. It can be used in several ways to provide benefits to your plants.
Here are some beneficial uses of banana peel:
1. It can help you prepare your garden bed
Banana peel can work as a very good fertilizer and are one of the best soil adaptive substance. It encourages microbial growth and ensures that the beneficial worms aerate into the soil that will make the soil more fertile and improve its quality. Chop them into small pieces and put them into the soil. While doing this keep in mind to bury them deep into the soil so that it does not attract the trouble causing animals like rabbits and moles.
2. Prepare a compost tea
The way to prepare a compost tea is to take some banana peels and let them stay in a bucket of water for a few days. Your mineral-rich banana tea would be ready. It will provide nutrients to your plant bed and ensure fast growth.
3. Attract butterflies, bees and birds
Leave a banana peel on a raised platform in your garden as it will attract bees, wasps, butterflies, and even caterpillars. But keep in mind to take it away at the night so that it does not attract the trouble causing small animals.
4. It can help you to set up a decorative air plant
Banana peel can help you in setting up a decorative air plant. It would make a good base to set up the plant. Later on, it can be covered with some mulch. It will look decorative as well as it would provide the plants with essential nutrients and encourage growth.
5. Boost blooming in plants
Banana peel is highly rich in potassium that is the most important nutrient to form blooms. It will encourage the flow of nutrients and water and also protects the plant from diseases.
6. Banana Peel Vinegar
Prepare banana peel vinegar with putting some chopped banana peels into a container with apple cider vinegar. It will be beneficial for the acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, blueberries etc. but should be used in a small amount. You can also use it as a spray to spray it over the plants.
7. It fortifies soil
Give nourishment to your garden by planting some banana peels into it. Dig a 2-3 inch deep hole into the soil and lay them flat into it and cover it up with soil. It will with time provide nourishment releasing nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, potassium etc.
8. Feed your seedlings
Lie a banana peel under the topsoil before planting a seed. The banana peel would feed the seedling with beneficial nutrients and hep the plant to grow faster.
9. Make it work as a fly trap
If you are tired of the trouble causing insects here is the solution. Put some chopped banana peel into a container of apple cider vinegar and make some hole into it. The smell of the liquid will attract the insects and eventually the insects will die, entering into the container.
10. Make a compost pile
The best use of banana peels is to add it to the compost pile. Make sure you chop them before so that they won’t attract trouble causing animals and.
11. Add nutrients to your tomato plants
Although tomato plants grow easily but banana peel would provide nutrients and help to grow them fast.
12. It will provide aphid control
This method does not ensure the control of aphid but could work. Take some dry banana peels and bury them about 2 to 3 centimetre deep into the soil of the affected plant.
13. Fertilizer for plants without roots
Some plants do not form roots and take nourishment directly from the air. A banana peel spray can be used as a fertilizer to spray over these plants.