Banana tea question

Discussion in 'Organics' started by nicksin, Aug 24, 2013.

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    nicksin

    nicksin Active Member

    So it's that time a year and I'm preparing my banana peel teas to kick my girls into high gear. Traditionally I've always mixed a separate banana peel batch this year in thinking of mixing my peel extras with my regular guano tea.


    Anyone have any advise or past experience. Am I better to do 2 separate feedings like years past?
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    NightOwlBono

    NightOwlBono Active Member

    I would say it depends how much you usually dilute your tea's when your use them.
    if you use really strong teas, I would do two seperate feedings.
    but if you dilute it more than 50%-60% I would think your safe combining both in one tea.
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    microbial warlock

    microbial warlock Member

    Hey there, I'm interested in your banana peel tea, how do you make your banana peel tea? What are you trying to accomplish by using it?
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    NightOwlBono

    NightOwlBono Active Member

    Banana peels are a High potassium supplement for teas,I read the article somewhere on this website I believe.
    its from a long time ago
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    jcmjrt

    jcmjrt Active Member

    Bananas are high in potassium and you can boil the peels about four in a quart of water (or one banana), strain it, dilute it (say 4:1) with water and you've given your flowering plants a nice boost of available K just when they need it.
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    VTMi'kmaq

    VTMi'kmaq Well-Known Member

    Anyone got anymore info I can glean about usng these banana's in my compost guano tea's? what an excellent idea! I had been just chucking the peels into my home compost bucket! Don't get me wrong I learn a lot from here but im pissed at myself for not realizing this on my own.
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    VTMi'kmaq

    VTMi'kmaq Well-Known Member

    [video=youtube_share;Z3P-tg7zU9w]http://youtu.be/Z3P-tg7zU9w[/video] for get it got it thanks for the thread!
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    microbial warlock

    microbial warlock Member

    I think that putting the peels in the water seems weird, not saying it dosent work. Has anyone tried turning the banana peels into ash and then adding it to a tea? I eat a ton of cucumbers and I burn their skins to a fine ash and then add to my compost tea at a rate of 2 tablespoons a gallon and I seem to get great results. The typical NPK of ashed cucumber skins is 0/11.28/27.2 .
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    nicksin

    nicksin Active Member

    Well sorry I've been absent, busy week at work.

    I went ahead and mixed into my guano tea and added To my pre flower and wow, explosion.


    Ive been making my peel tea the same for years. 3-4 Banana peels, toss into into the blender an put into a large Masson char. I top with water and let it sit for 3-4 days shaking it a few times a day then strain and dilute into 2-3 gals of water usually. This year i took my extract and put it directly into my guano tea (5 gal water, 1cup high p Guano,4 tsp liquid kelp, tsp of Epsom, couple tsp molasse) thats already brewed for a few days. Let it bubble for another 24 hours and then dilute about 2:1 tea to aerated water.

    Supper charge!!!!
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    microbial warlock

    microbial warlock Member

    Ill give it a try some time, do you let the peel dry out or do you use a fresh peel?
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    nicksin

    nicksin Active Member

    Fresh peel, the potassium in banana peel Is water soluble, with my method you are getting a very strong extract after 24-48hours that is water ready.

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