How to Use Banana Peels in Your Compost

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Banana peel compost tea is an excellent way to use up banana peels and a great fertilizer that provide your plants with essential nutrients. Next are the steps to make compost tea.

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Gather Banana Peels: Collect several fresh banana peels and cut them into small pieces. You can use fresh or dried peels.

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Add Water: Place the banana peels in a bucket or container and add water. Use a ratio of one part banana peels to three parts water. For example, if you have one cup of banana peels, add three cups of water.

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Let the Mixture Sit: Allow the banana peel and water mixture to sit for several days at room temperature. Stir the banana water once a day. You will notice the water becoming brown as the nutrients are extracted from the banana peels.

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Strain the Mixture: After three to five days, strain the banana peel water using a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer. The remaining liquid is your banana peel compost tea.

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Use the Compost Tea: Dilute the banana peel fertilizer compost tea with water at a 1:5 ratio (one part tea to five parts water). Pour the mixture into a spray bottle or watering can and use it to feed your plants.

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