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i read somewhere that banana skin is good for roses is this true?
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Banana skins are high in potassium (pot ash) which is the third value listed
on most fertilizer packages. (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium). Potassium
is associated with root development. Although it might be a bit messy, I
don't see why you couldn't use banana skins as a natural source of K+ (the
symbol for Potassium). How are you planning to increase nitrogen and
phosphorus? Here is a interesting discussion on banana skins as compost.
Hope you enjoy.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/...574732223.html

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Banana skins are high in potassium (pot ash) which is the third value listed
on most fertilizer packages. (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium). Potassium
is associated with root development. Although it might be a bit messy, I
don't see why you couldn't use banana skins as a natural source of K+ (the
symbol for Potassium). How are you planning to increase nitrogen and
phosphorus? Here is a interesting discussion on banana skins as compost.
Hope you enjoy.

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/...574732223.html

Jeff, Southeast Michigan, Zone 5

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the compost i am using is john west which is supposed to have plant food in any way but i am adding the banana as an extra kinda like a treat as i am hoping it will help keep greenfly off my pretty flowers
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i read somewhere that banana skin is good for roses is this true?
it seems to have worked i have a new bloom on my rose bush and it is so much more vivid than the original ones that were on it when i planted it
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