The inedible peels provide potassium and magnesium to nutrient-hungry plants, including rose bushes (Rosa spp), which thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 to 11. Reply. And of course they are good for the mother plant as well – bananas! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. But then I have ants, that farm them too. "I never thought to dry the banana peels in the oven like this. Rose growers of that era were apt to depend on "old wives tales" (a story that is thought to be true, but has never been proven) for gardening wisdom. Two or three banana peels added to the soil will give newly planted roses an early advantage. ( Log Out /  However, the smoking of banana peels has a history dating to the late 1960s in the United States and Canada, with smokers allegedly receiving a hallucinogenic trip. Banana peel: From what I've read, you're supposed to bury them. Like the fruit itself, the peel contains potash and phosphorus which are essential for the healthy growth of roses. For healthier rose blooms, cut banana peels into one-inch strips and bury them at the base of the plant. I read to keep bugs off your roses plant Allium (ornamental onions). The second is that there is something extra special about banana peels as fertilizer, but in fact almost all table scraps and garden waste also contain potassium plus often something roses will appreciate even more: nitrogen and phosphorus. And of course they are good for the mother plant as well – bananas! When interviewed by Alison Cook of Chron.com in 2006, he explained that the seedlings' roots will grow right through the banana peels as they decay. Banana fruit and peels are rich in phosphorus and the peels in potassium as well. Rather than attract insects, the peels seem to repel them. If you'd like sweeter peels, put the chopped peels into a pot with Bananas are a super food, & the peels are loaded with nutrients like Potassium & Phosphorus that plants crave. I spent a month with her during a summer vacation. Yes, in the freezer or outdoors (many people simply leave in a container for that purpose near the back door during freezing weather). Like; Save; treelover. It is recommended to boil them for at least 10 minutes to tenderize them. You could do much better! (Design by Lauren Wade) And if you really want to pamper those roses, add about two teaspoons of Epsom Salts into the mixture. Like compost tea, this fertilizer uses nutrients leeched from banana peels to give your plants a mineral boost. If you bury some around your roses or other plants aphids love (like cauliflower), you’ll deter them from coming around. As far back as I can remember, the tip has been circulating that you can “feed” your roses by placing or burying banana peels at their base. In fact, not just roses, but any plant. As far back as I can remember, the tip has been circulating that you can “feed” your roses by placing or burying banana peels at their base. The healthier the rose plant, the more blossoms you'll see. Banana peels can do wonders in the garden. Banana Peels are useful as an Aphid Pest Repellant too. We had no black spot last year and I am going to scratch some more banana peels in the root area so I don't get black spot this year. The roses love the potassium. So, putting the peels in our gardens seems like a great way to reduce food waste and help the garden. All you need to do is cut the banana peels into tiny pieces and bury them under the plant. Bury peels about 4 inches deep to outsmart digging critters. In the event there is no other rosebush fertilizer readily available, banana peels can take the place of store brand garden fertilizers. Bury small pieces of banana peels at the base of your roses to get beautiful, healthy blooms. ALL flowers and blooming shrubs love the magnesium that the salts provide. Here are the 14 Banana Peel Uses you should know about! So there is no reason to reserve your banana peels strictly for rose bushes rather than to share them with anything else you may be growing. Like the fruit itself, the peel contains potash and phosphorus which are essential for the healthy growth of roses. Tea bags: Don't sprinkle on the plant, sprinkle around the root zone. Reply. Many rose lovers count on banana peels to provide a bit of phosphorus to plants, using two to three skins weekly per rose plant. Potassium leaches out of organic matter more quickly since it is not chemically bound, and banana peels have a higher level of potassium, so the tea might add some potassium, but not much else. Yes, but. Maybe you could use it as a thin addition to mulch. If you bring bananas home from the store and the peels start turning brown before you're ready, placing them into your fridge will help to slow down the ripening process. Drying banana peels creates a dry fertilizer that stores much longer than fresh peels, which can mold. Anyway that year we moved the rose bush and put banana peels in the hole. I have each year tons of aphids on cucumbers and melons. Banana peels can be diced and sautéed the same way you would any other veggie. at their base… but then your rose garden would start to look more like a garbage heap than a flower garden. 04-09-2015 - Bananas continue their usefulness even after you've eaten the fruit. Some even take the time to cut … Interestingly, banana peels decompose more rapidly after they’ve been frozen and thawed out than if you apply them fresh. Tomato fertilizer: Wrap the peels gently around the young tomato plants, and they will soak up the nutrients from the skins. To make it, fill a mason jar with water, and add a banana peel. chop up banana peels & add to your coffee grounds, I did this & some of my roses that always have 2 or 3 blooms on them, are blooming thier butts off.9 that’s what my 5 yr old Grandson says. My guess, cover them with mulch in or near the root zone. Aphids don’t like banana peels. That is a great idea making a shake for the plants. That is true… but only just barely. One day after breakfast, she was cutting up banana peels into small pieces and crushing egg shells into tiny pieces. Maybe you could use it as a thin addition to mulch. Reply Delete. Hi LeLonnie, I don't know about prior to planting but yes, yes, yes on the banana peels for roses. No need to spend a fortune on professional whitening strips—let banana peels do the job instead. To make it, fill a mason jar with water, and add a banana peel. For quick banana peel pickles, chop the peels into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces and put them in a jar of pickle juice. Slightly windy days with humidity below 60 percent will speed the drying process. Right? Just pull back some dirt around them, drop a peel or two and put dirt back over. .you'll make your roses very, very happy. I have always just thrown them into the back of my staghorn, which loves them. They have shown to work for fruits like strawberries too. Yes, in the freezer or outdoors (many people simply leave in a container for that purpose near the back door during freezing weather). Don't add more than a couple a month. Like compost tea, this fertilizer uses nutrients leeched from banana peels to give your plants a mineral boost. At dusk, peel the banana and place it horizontally at the mulch surface against a rose cane, impaling it on a couple of thorns. As most people were poor and uneducated during that era, they often used food scraps for fertilizing purposes. Roses fed on banana peels flourish, producing beautiful flowers that last and last. Banans peels for roses? And it also contains other minerals – calcium (19 mg/g), sodium (24 mg/g), manganese (76 mg/g) and iron (0, 6 mg/g) – that roses also need to grow well. Adding the entire fruit to the ground can also boost your plant to bud, bloom and fruit! I'm going to dry and keep in a jar as suggested. Also, if you plan on consuming the skin be sure to buy organic bananas. Tea bags: Don't sprinkle on the plant, sprinkle around the root zone. And if you want to provide a really good meal for the roses, mix some used coffee grounds into the bananas. That is true… but only just barely. They work good with roses, the roses blooming bigger in size and with intense color. Yes, banana peel contains potassium: about 78 mg/g. They do seem to nourish them quite well. The inedible peels provide potassium and magnesium to nutrient-hungry plants, including rose bushes (Rosa spp), which thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 to 11. I usually just throw the peels and egg shells in the compost pile. Use. at their base… but then your rose garden would start to look more like a garbage heap than a flower garden. I do not know if it works or if it is a rose the bugs do not like. Add banana peels regularly to your compost bin, if you happen to have one. You can also use banana peels as an organic, side-dressing treatment for most … June 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm. Reply. Growing Grass. Some gardeners also swear by banana peels' ability to deter aphids -- the bane of rose growers everywhere. Like; Save; treelover. Step 1 Monitor the weather report for a period of three to four days when outdoor temperatures are 86 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. May 23, 2017 - Bananas continue their usefulness even after you've eaten the fruit. Drying banana peels creates a dry fertilizer that stores much longer than fresh peels, which can mold. According to this tip, banana skins are rich in in potassium and therefore, as they decompose, they’ll stimulate the rose bush to grow and bloom better. Of course, if you're looking to be environmentally conscious, there are other earth friendly ways you can avoid waste with your banana peels — like tossing them in your compost heap. Rather then drop banana peels at the base of roses, I suggest you instead put them in your compost bin along with all the other materials you recycle and then that you share the compost thus produced with all your plants. But they can't stand banana peels. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I oven use my banana peels and put them a couple inches around my rose bushes. Reply Delete. Banana peels, like other fruit and vegetable peels, can be added to the soil to provide a means of fertilizer for a rosebush.The peels used here can be fresh and do not have to be combined with any other ingredients to be added to the soil. If you're a banana lover, you have a few options for using the castoff peels to nourish and protect roses. A banana peel, called banana skin in British English, is the outer covering of the banana fruit. What Do Banana Peels Taste Like? You can find amazing Indian recipes that use banana peels. ( Log Out /  Ginny 06/18/2013 at 5:13 pm I grind rinds, etc. 13 years ago. Anyway that year we moved the rose bush and put banana peels in the hole. Thanks."..." As the peels break down they deliver nutrients right to the roots of your roses. But it has been in the ground 15+ years without any problems. And guess what? Plus, banana peels can add an interesting twist to recipes like stir-fries, smoothies, and sandwiches while boosting their nutrient contents. Photo: Priwo, Wikimedia Commons. Not so fast. Yes, banana peel contains potassium: about 78 mg/g. ( Log Out /  My roses after feeding them banana peels. If It's Browning Too Fast. Photo: Priwo, Wikimedia Commons. This is a great way to recycle banana peels that can provide nourishment for your garden. So logically it would also be interesting for your rose bushes if you placed wilted lettuce, potato skins, weed leaves or xx (insert here the waste product of your choice!) Banana peel: From what I've read, you're supposed to bury them. Lois says. Yes, banana peel contains potassium: about 78 mg/g. If you decide to do so start dumping kitchen scraps or garden waste around your rose bushes, it would be wise to either bury the waste or to cover it with mulch. So there is no reason to reserve your banana peels strictly for rose bushes rather than to share them with anything else you may be growing. If you bury some around your roses or other plants aphids love (like cauliflower), you’ll deter them from coming around. Anonymous 20 November 2010 at 01:01. Banana peels are often chopped up and used with other organic fertilizers in the tomato garden. I am like Mark, not much in a November garden, but the carnival idea sounds like fun. Don't add more than a couple a month. 3. Blend banana peels with some water to rub away tarnish off of silverware. Learn how your comment data is processed. That’s the first bit of misinformation. That’s the first bit of misinformation. Let it sit for 48 hours. Banana peels are a good source of nutrients—as most kitchen scraps are—and that’s why all these things are a welcome addition to our compost piles. The inedible peels … I saw a difference in the amount, and quality of roses when I started using banana peels. We had no black spot last year and I am going to scratch some more banana peels in the root area so I don't get black spot this year. Shared on twitter & pinnedl . And it also contains other minerals – calcium (19 mg/g), sodium (24 mg/g), manganese (76 mg/g) and iron (0, 6 mg/g) – that roses also need to grow well. I also do the same for garden plants--roses and gardenias especially. This is a very common piece of advice. I think they do. Eat Them. Banana peels are used as food for animals, in water purification, for manufacturing of several biochemical products as well as for jokes and comical situations. So there is no reason to reserve your banana peels strictly for rose bushes rather than to share them with anything else you may be growing. Bananas continue their usefulness even after you've eaten the fruit. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Bananas also work wonders on tomatoes and potatoes. June 24, 2015 at 7:25 am. The large amounts of potassium in the banana skins are credited for producing such robust tomatoes. Just kidding. Wood Ash as Organic Fertilizer Don’t dump those wood ashes into the trash. Want to keep pesky bugs out of your garden? Your way is much more direct. Rose bushes in particular benefit from added potassium; however, all potassium fertilizers are extremely expensive. Change ). Banana Peels for Roses: Pretty Much a Garden Myth. Compost the rest. The A.V. Adding the entire fruit to the ground can also boost your plant to bud, bloom and fruit! more. Roses do need potassium. Banana peels are also good for compost mixtures since it make great soil amendments to compost. Adding Banana Peels During Planting. Don’t get conned by tea claims for plants. I also use the banana peels and epsom salt in the soil around my roses Banana peels taste a bit fibrous so they are not too palatable when eaten raw. A dose of phosphorus promotes flowering. Dig down about 4 inches; the depth is not for the rose, as much as it is about trying to bury the fruit deep enough to discourage banana-loving critters--like dogs, chipmunks or squirrels--from digging up your rose. Reply. They decompose quickly, so simply cut them up and add them to the planting hole for tomatoes or peppers. Your neighbors will be asking how you grow such beautiful roses! Roses also appreciate generous amounts of well-rotted manure, especially horse manure if you can find a stable willing to share “nature’s gifts” with you for free. Reply. Put bananas to work for you with one of these methods: Chop banana peels and bury beneath a rose (in the area beneath leaves, but not against the stem). Roxsann 05/07/2019 at 6:39 am I use both bananna & coffee also on my roses & mine also are blooming like crazy. This may seem a little wasteful, … Thank you so much, Marla! Aphids treat gardens like all-you-can-eat salad bars. According to this tip, banana skins are rich in in potassium and therefore, as they decompose, they’ll stimulate the rose bush to grow and bloom better. I have a lot of them planted around my roses and I do not get any bugs on it. Some gardeners prefer to chop up bananas and compost them in the bin but other simply bury fruit or peels at the base of the plants. The manganese, magnesium and potassium in banana peels whitens the enamel of teeth. 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