We love gardening at The Solutionary School. It allows us to connect with nature and our food system in an immediate and fun way. While we don't use chemicals because it harms people, animals, and the environment, we are always looking for natural ways to enhance our vegetable patch!
Recently, we learned you can use dried banana peels as fertilizer for your garden and tried it out!
The process is super simple. Remember, don't over complicate this. To begin, take your banana peels and place them on a baking sheet. Put your oven on a low temp and leave the peels in the oven until they are nice and dry.
Once cool to touch, it's time to grind them up. We used a mortar and pestle, but if you want to be fancy, you can also use a food processor or blender. If you need to get out quarantine frustration, maybe you'd prefer to place them in a bag and bash them with a rolling pin or crush them with your fingers!
The last step is to sprinkle them over your soil and add a little water to create potassium-rich fertilizer! If you're not ready to sprinkle, then place them in a jar until ready to use!
We're excited to have found this zero-waste tip that will put our banana peels to good use and enhance our veggie garden!
We'd love to hear your gardening tips!