Four Steps to Making Fertilizer From Banana Peels


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Who does not love to eat a banana? After all, this fruit is all kinds of delicious. Did you know, though, that you can actually make a fertilizer out of your peels? That’s right, banana peel fertilizer. If you follow the steps below, you can make your very own fertilizer that is rich in both phosphorus and potassium.

1. Place your banana peels in the oven

This may sound a bit odd but just trust us here. Take your banana peels and lay them on a tray with the outer skin facing down. This will make sure that the peels do not stick to the tray itself. Then, put the tray in the oven to start heating up your peels.

2. Keep the tray with the banana peels in the oven even when you are cooking other food

We get it, you are probably a little hesitant to keep the tray containing the banana peels in your stove when other food is cooking, but this will actually save you so much energy in the long run. However, do not just turn the oven on to cook your banana peels. Instead, wait until you really have to use your oven to cook something else.

3. Take out the banana peels from your oven

When you see that your banana peels are getting very dark and burnt, you are done cooking them. Take your tray out from the stove and let your banana peels completely cool off. Once they are not hot anymore, begin breaking your peels up. Then, gather up the pieces of peels that you just ripped apart and put them in an airtight container.

4. Use your banana peels as a fertilizer

When you are ready to take your stored banana peels and turn them into a banana peel fertilizer, grab your airtight container. Open it up and start spreading the banana peel mulch all around the houseplants and garden plants you have growing on your property. You want to make sure that there is an even amount of banana peel all over your soil so that every spot reaps the benefits. As the cooked peels break down over time, the plants will become fertilized.