We eat a lot of bananas at our house so I loved the information in the attached tutorial with information about all of the benefits to use them for a greater purpose!
I would normally compost them so it can be used to benefit the garden. Homemade potassium fertilizer using banana peels is very easy to make.
Potassium is an essential plant nutrient and is important for strong rooting, flowering, and fruit development in your vegetable garden plants. It is considered second only to nitrogen, when it comes to nutrients needed by plants, and is commonly considered as the quality nutrient.
Plants are heavy users of potassium and the lack of it can result in stunted plant growth and delay in plant development. If the leaves of your plant turn a purplish hue, the plant needs potassium.
Too much potassium can cause magnesium deficiency which is why many DIY fertilizers use banana peels and Epsom salts in combination.
There are also a lot of personal hygiene benefits for using banana peels, so make sure to check those out on Pinterest!
Watch the tutorial, by Natural Ways, to learn the 6 ways to recycle your banana peels. All of these ideas are quite easy and the benefits are well worth making the effort to do them.