banana peels and over ripe fruit go into my compost i make a tea with it every so often and water with it so yes i do take advantage of the benefits of bananas
i was thinking bananas break down readily, are high in natural sugars, phosphates and potassium and would make for a great organic tea or soil addative. I have searched this whole site and found nothing but banana bread!
has anyone ever heard of this before or has trials done???
seems like a great idea to add to the taste while being cheap, a good potassium and carb source for the buds and easy to produce at home.
what sort of ratios do you use in the tea? i was thinking adding lavander and coffee mite be good too (just too add to the taste though)
im sure there could be a way around the pests...dilute it or something
If you put banana peel in your soil mix, chop it up and dry it first or you might have fruit fly problems. I can't say with authority if it is a good choice, but I use banana peels and I think they are a great source of potassium.
edit: The mention of coffee above is another thing I like to use in my soil mix. I also put a little charcoal in it.
Last edited by Viagro; 01-18-2011 at 03:42 PM.
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i do it with nettles for nitrogen around the garden but its sum strong stuff so i have to add water at a 4 parts water to 1 part juice
am i close?
potatoes are actually a better source of potassium i guess you could use the peelings for tea.