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cadence4u

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How you can bring dying plants back to life in hours with water and old banana peel

* A mother has revealed how banana peel is the secret to reviving a dying plant
* You need to soak banana peels inside a jar of water for 24 hours before watering
* Bananas have potassium, phosphorous and calcium - which are good for plants
* Other natural fertilisers include an Epsom salts bath and seaweed-soaked water

A mother has revealed how leftover banana peel is the secret to reviving a dying plant in just hours.

The Australian woman, who goes by The Pantry Mama on Facebook, said you can easily give your indoor plants a 'boost' by popping banana skins in a jar of water and leaving the jar for 24 hours to infuse.

'Feed the water to your plants and the skin can go in the compost,' The Pantry Mama wrote online.

'My plants are so lush and green [as a result].'

The reason why the trick works is because the banana acts as a natural fertiliser for plants, especially roses.

Packed with potassium, phosphorous and calcium, the minerals have a host of benefits for plants.

These include promoting general plant vigour and life, building up resistance to pests and disease and assistance with pollination.

The phosphorous in banana also reportedly helps with good root and shoot growth.

When it comes to how often you should use the plant fertiliser, The Pantry Mama explained that 'every few weeks is okay'.

'I have over 50 plants and so I just make a batch every time someone eats a banana, and then pop the water into whichever plant needs a drink,' she said.

This isn't the first time a natural plant fertiliser has wowed the internet.

Previously, a mother revealed a clever hack for bringing 'sad' house plants back to life after they've started to droop.

She revealed that sometimes soaking plants in water isn't enough for thirsty greenery, and explained that you need to add an everyday household ingredient to create a super-charged solution.

'A few inches of water in the bath with Epsom salts and I give the leaves a shower to get dust etc off and keep it happy,' she wrote alongside before and after photos of her plants.

Epsom salts are rich in magnesium sulfate, which increases chlorophyll production, while warm water will help to kill pests in the soil, such as aphids and mites.

Other natural plant fertilisers that wok include soaking seaweed and weeds in water, before pouring the solution over your plants.

What are the best natural fertilisers for your plants?
* Soak bananas in water and leave for 24 hours, before pouring the mixture over the plants.

* Soak plants in the bath with Epsom salts to revive them.

* Seaweed works as a great fertiliser when mixed with water and left for 24 hours.

* Soak weeds with water, leave for 24 hours and pour over the plants.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8539783/How-bring-dying-plants-life-hours-banana-fertiliser.html
« Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 09:41:13 am by cadence4u »

gtdoss

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Thank you for the tip, cadence4u! I will be using this banana peel trick to make the few plants I have lush and green! Anything I can do to ward off my black thumb towards my plants is appreciated, LOL!  :clover: :peace: :heart:

Donnamarg323

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Our basil plant looks like it can use a boost.We might try banana water.

Thanx.

potluck6

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I have one houseplant that died from lack of water. Will try this thanks for posting.

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I have used it on tomatoes we planted in pots and it seems to work.

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Never heard of it, nut I will give it a try sometimes.

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this is very interesting I may try it next time I have a dead plant

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wow...definitely gonna try this..or let hubby try it on his roses...
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This is very interesting.  I will have to give it a try. Since I have had more time to work in my yard, I can use all the tips I can get to keep everything going.
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I have tried some of these.  We had an interesting experience with epsom salts.  Used them to deteriorate a stump and the flower bed that surrounds it has really been bountiful this year.  Loved reading your post!

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This is certainly worth a try altho my plants are very healthy looking  Will try on my potted tomato and pepper plant

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I have a plant that is half dead and half alive. Will have to try!
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Thanks for the information.

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does this really work , im curiouse.

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