Banana Tea (Potassium) in the
The Grow Room forums; I was searching around the forums for an organic potassium amendment and came across a tea recipe using banana peels. ...
Banana Tea (Potassium)
I was searching around the forums for an organic potassium amendment and came across a tea recipe using banana peels. (I'm currently in week 3 and the lower leaves of my grow are dying and falling off). I'm wondering if anyone has used this recipe before, and if so, can you storage this type of tea or does it have to be used within hours like AACTs.
Also wondering this . Iv used it before , and the plants grew fine , not sure if it made much difference
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I've never heard of this before but it sounds good I guess. Do they contain anything that would effect the plant negativity ?
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im sure it would have to be used right away. you can also do a worm bin and feed the worms banana pells. it takes longer but it works good..
This seems totally unpractical, to me. Banana peels do contain potassium, and other minerals too undoubtedly, but who knows how much of those nutrients are available to the plant. You can't just throw some banana peels in water with an air stone and expect any kind of benefit from them. Most of the nutrients in the peels are incorporated into more complex molecules, and everything needs to be broken down in order to be beneficial.
An AACT or any kind of plant tea needs an inoculant, such as compost, humus, earthworm castings, guano or microbes in a bottle. It also needs organic matter (compost\humus\guano, etc. is both organic matter and an inoculant), with sufficient nutrients and minerals for the microbes to use for growing their bio-mass, along with a carbohydrate source they can harvest energy from (sugars and possibly complex carbs). While banana peels do contain some simple sugars and carbohydrates, it still doesn't seem like a practical tea additive. It would be better to add in something like kelp meal, which also has K.
If you were even going to consider add banana peels they'd need to be dehydrated and powdered.
Enzymes and beneficial bacteria do contribute to larger buds. So if potassium activates all those enzymes. In turn contributes to promoting larger buds...... Imo the balance of pk improves bud size more than either mineral alone.
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I replied to the thread you made in the Newb section with that link... As I said there, you are totally not comprehending this properly and apparently you don't really care to. Potassium does not cause flowering to occur. In other words, giving a crap load of phosphorous/potassium will not initiate flowering or make a plant produce more blooms any faster. Flowering in cannabis is caused or initiated by photo-period.
Originally Posted by Impman
However, it is still a macronutrient and plants in bloom do need a bit more potassium than do plants in veg. K can often be a limiting nutrient, in organic potting soils as many organic amendments are lacking in K (bone meal, blood meal, guano, etc.).
^^^^^I did read it. It states that potassium activates enzymes. It also says in some cases potassium does improve flower size. In some species of plants it does increase bud size. But it fails to mention anything about mj. Are you sure you read it?
you shouldn't post a link that you have not read or do not understand . logic is logic