Banana is a delicious fruit that is consumed regularly. But if you no longer want to throw the banana peel in your garbage or your compost, what do you do with the banana peels?

Follow the muck recipe: made from the peels, it will benefit your plants in the vegetable garden, the flowers in your garden or on your balcony. In fact, this way you recycle your banana peels in a meaningful way and at the same time easily make your own natural and biodegradable fertilizer. If you are a fan of zero waste, this recipe could become indispensable for you.

The recipe for manure with banana peels

To prepare your recipe for banana peel manure, you will need:

  • Preferably rainwater or previously aerated tap water;
  • Chopped banana peels (organic if possible);
  • A container for the mixture;
  • A bottle for storage.

Preferably choose rainwater as it has an ideal pH for making slurry (natural fertilizer based on nettle or comfrey). For every ¼ LB. of banana peel, you will need about one quart of water. Mix the water and the banana peel cut into small pieces in a container.  Let your preparation macerate for a few days, stirring regularly (at least 48 hours). The liquid should thicken and begin to brown. Filter your concoction and throw the leftover banana peel into the compost. Store the liquid thus obtained in a safe place.

Its advantages and virtues

Banana peels are rich in magnesium, iron and potassium. This will give you an effective liquid fertilizer for your garden. While nitrogen is essential for the growth of the plant, it essentially develops the foliage. Potassium promotes flowering, but also fruiting.

Use your banana peel manure

Banana manure is excellent for fertilizing flowering and fruiting plants. Your potion will therefore be indispensable for you in the vegetable garden to increase your harvest of fruit vegetables (cucumber, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, tomato) and flower vegetables (cauliflower). It also benefits roses and other flowering plants so that brilliant blooms continue. Pour your manure with water into your watering can. Use it to water the soil at the base of plants that have a high potassium requirement.