Thursday, March 27, 2014

Save the world: Banana Power

This room in school did an experiment using banana peels to fertilise their garden.

It encouraged the kids to save up their peels and learn that waste can be good for the world and the environment. You can judge at the bountiful harvest of tomatoes and zuchinnis.

Banana peels are a form of "green" compost that can be used in a vegetable garden. They will break down and provide added potassium to the soil and help in plant growth by providing needed nutrients.

Bananas are rich in both phosphorus and potassium which are important macro-nutrients plants need. Rose bushes in particular benefit from added potassium; however, all potassium fertilizers are extremely expensive. Banana peels are a natural source of the phosphorus and potassium found in expensive fertilizers, but why buy when making your own banana fertilizer is as easy as tossing the skins?

Read more: How to Use Bananas as Fertilizer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2126328_use-bananas-as-fertilizer.html#ixzz1nGAXxji1

Read more: Can I Put Banana Peels in the Vegetable Garden? | Garden Guides http://www.gardenguides.com/68674-can-put-banana-peels-vegetable-garden.html#ixzz1nGAMzHf7


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