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Make Your Own Fertilizer from Banana Peels: 9 Gardening Uses for Banana Peels

Compost never ceases to astound me. Your food wastes, bacteria, and air are combined with dried yard scraps, and voila! You’ve got black gold that will make your plants grow like crazy.

Because of this, I’m awed by banana peels, too. Instead of throwing away the peel, I use it to make banana peel fertilizer by combining it with water and time. If you have a vegetable garden, banana peels are probably the most useful kitchen scrap.

The lowly banana peel in Mario Kart turns out to be a tremendous gold mine in the horticultural world.

I hope you’ll never throw away another banana peel after reading this essay.

2. How to Use Banana Peels as Fertilizer?

It is really simple to make a batch of banana peel fertilizer.


  • Banana peels
  • One-quart mason jar
  • Mason jar lid
  • Distilled water


  1. Fill a clean jar with a banana peel.
  2. Put the lid on the jar and fill it with water.
  3. Allow the mixture to settle for a week to two weeks before removing and discarding the banana peel.
  4. Dilute the finished fertilizer 1:4 with water.
  5. Enjoy happier plants and increased yields.

Double Up

Of course, you should make a large batch to keep on hand. Using a larger container and more banana peels, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

How to Use Banana Peel Fertilizer

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