Like most growers these days I'm always looking for ways to feed my plants naturally while helping the environment. This had led me to recycle as much kitchen waste as possible. Using old banana peels to make compost tea has become part of my plant nutrient regiment.
Banana peels are a rich source of potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, along with a host of other minerals that help your plants thrive. Making banana tea is easy and only takes a few days.
3 Banana peels (preferably ripe)
750ml Non-chlorinated water
Strainer or cheesecloth
Mason jar or similar container with lid
Put ripened banana peels into mason jar. Add water to fill up remainder of container leaving 3/4" from top of container. Close lid and store in cool place for 2-3 days. Agitate container once a day to help with infusion and release any pressure from the container.
After a few days take the mixture and pour it through a strainer, leaving only the liquid. Discard the leftovers in the strainer. This liquid is your finished concentrate.
Dilute this concentrate 3:1 with water. You should end up with approx. 3L of finished tea. Your banana tea is ready to use. Just water into soil.