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    Default !How To Make A Simple Banana Peel Fertilizer

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    Most plants need a certain amount of these top three macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. While there are TONS of different ways to get nitrogen to your vegetable garden, there are fewer to boost potassium. Banana peels can help with that, and banana peel fertilizer is so easy to make
    Potassium helps your plants move water and nutrients between cells. It strengthens the stems of your plants and protects them from disease. It is used to help the flowering process and is thought to be able to improve the quality of the fruit of your plants.
    At 42% potassium, banana peels are a fantastic source. They are one of the highest organic potassium sources, and is loads higher in potassium than even wood ash. They do not contain nitrogen, which makes using this fertilizer for tomatoes and peppers a perfect choice because they both have a low nitrogen need.

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    Default Re: !How To Make A Simple Banana Peel Fertilizer

    Sounds like a great idea but it's not very practical for me. I live alone and I might eat a third of a banana a day so it will take me a long time to get through enough bananas to make the effort of fertilizing worthwhile. However, a recent soil test showed that my garden soil was high and all the necessary nutrients, so for now I won't worry about it. I do give extra magnesium to the peppers, which seem to demand it.
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    It's the first month of winter here in Western Australia, the season when mostly leaf and root crops are grown. I'm freezing my banana peels to use in summer on tomatoes, peppers and other fruit-forming plants that have high need for potassium. At 1/2 to 1 banana a day I'm surprised how quickly the bag is filling up. I will also be adding a few shriveled brown bananas I found in the back of the freezer - I actually thought I would make banana bread during our short lockdown. Never happened!

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