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Banana Tea (Potassium)

Discussion in 'Organics' started by Villane, Jun 30, 2013.


    Nullis Moderator

    Didn't even see that post, just a few minutes before mine...

    Yeah, kelp/seaweed would be the better route for potassium, minerals and PGRs. I think people hear about giving "teas" to their plants and they just get the wrong idea in general. They aren't those kind of teas, no boiling water should be required.

    hyroot Well-Known Member

    if you want to use banana peels. the best ways imo. either feed them to worms /compost pile or dehydrate and puree. then steep for a few days then drain and then they will be soluble.

    if you make a soil mix to cook, adding coco to the mix is good. When it breaks down, it will produce potassium. thats why sub does not have any ingredients with k in his recipe. the kelp and the coco and green sand in the roots soil will produce enough k once broken down

    jcmjrt Active Member

    I've used banana peel tea and it seems to work quite well...and I put greensand, kelp and a little coir (mostly via the coir worm bedding) in my soil mix and feed my worms banana peels too. I've used Dr Earth seaweed concentrate before too...works well. There are many ways to skin a cat. :)

    dodadamthang Member

    Hi everyone. I felt I should comment as I use banana tea regularly with good results. We organic growers should be constantly striving for ways to do things naturally, cheaply, effectively and efficiently. If I can save my banana peels and make a tea type amendment for my soil instead of buying guano, seaweed or whatever else then that's much better! THIS IS NOT AN AACT! think of this as a simple nutrient solution if the word tea is too inflammatory or confusing. Follow the recipe ...
    Banana Peel Tea.
    Origin: Bananas. Cheap to make. eat the banana, use the peels.
    Provides: Strong Potassium Boost. ideal for flowering.
    Preparation: after selecting 4 bananas, and eating the insides, place the 4 peels into a pot, with 4 cups of water (1L). You can also add in 2 tablespoons of molasses. Bring to a boil. let boil for 5 minutes. remove the peels. let cool. place in jars for storage.
    Application: mix this 1 part banana goop to 2 parts water. use every 2 weeks. http://www.rollitup.org/organics/510995-organic-feeding-101-a.html

    hyroot Well-Known Member

    ^^^^ so do you add the goop to just water or can you add it to aact? If you add it to aact , would it be better to add already diluted or just the goop?

    Villane Member

    Is Lacto Bacteria good for flowering at all?

    hyroot Well-Known Member


    AnimalMother1974 Active Member

    how much tea you pour on the soil per gallon of soil for there to be an effect?
    NM High Desert

    NM High Desert Active Member

    Fermented Plant Juice for bloom using banana, papaya and squash.


    I am currently using the growth recipe on my vegetables and fruit trees with great results, I plan on using it on my next grow which I just started.
    I have wild flower and fruit FPJ fermenting now.

    AnimalMother1974 Active Member

    So fermenting bananas will generate beneficial bacteria?
    NM High Desert

    NM High Desert Active Member

    Here is a link that explains the process and about the final product.


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