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People Online Are Making 'Banana Peel Tea' To Give Their Plants A Boost

I can't tell you how much I love plants. They just make me happy. Unfortunately, like many people, I don't seem to have a green thumb. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

But I'm not going to let that stop me from trying to keep my plants alive. If you're in the same boat, this banana peel trick should help us both.

Most of us know that bananas contain a good amount of potassium.

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But did you know that potassium aids plants in moving nutrients and water between cells? Oh, yes. Potassium also strengthens plants' stems and helps to fights off disease.

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So naturally, something that's so good for plants would make a great fertilizer, no?

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Well, that's where bananas come in. You can actually use a banana peel to fertilize your plants. Wow, I had no idea about this until today.

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Potassium is especially important for creating flowers.

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It even makes fruits and berries taste better. Therefore, this natural banana peel fertilizer will help your flowering plants and fruits prosper. I bet you're eager to find out how to make it, huh?

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Okay, let's get started.

This technique is so easy, I promise you. Start off by collecting a few banana peels. Then stuff the peels in a clear glass jar filled with water. You've got to ensure all the peels are submerged.

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Then, all you need to do is wait about 24-48 hours before you can use this homemade "banana peel tea."

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Once the mixture is ready, use the "tea" to water your plants. See, how simple that was? I told you, easy-peasy, ha, ha!

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You can use the "tea" the next time you water your plants.

If you see the banana peels decomposing, you will know that it's time to get rid of them. Then you can repeat the process to make a new batch of "tea" for your plants.

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The potassium-rich banana peels are an excellent fertilizer.

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They're especially great for plants like tomatoes, peppers, or any flowering plants. So I have to try it on my mini roses that seem to be dying off. I also need to try to revive my Peace Lilly, too. That poor thing has been suffering.

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If you're planning a garden this spring, like me, this is a great idea to maintain it.

I can't wait to use it on some of the fruits I want to plant there. Hello, berry season. I'm waiting for you, hee, hee.

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Have you heard of using "banana peel tea" to water your plants?

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I have to say it makes perfect sense to me, and yet I'm just discovering this trick. I wonder what else gardeners have up their sleeve? Do you have any other tips?

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