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A friend of mine says that he uses banana skins to help his roses grown aparently the nutirents in the banana skins are good for the roses - is this true?

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A friend of mine says that he uses banana skins to help his roses grown aparently the nutirents in the banana skins are good for the roses - is this true?

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I think that bananas skins will not help the roses to grow, just keep watering them they will and they will grow!!
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A friend of mine says that he uses banana skins to help his roses grown aparently the nutirents in the banana skins are good for the roses - is this true?

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The bananas contain alot of potassium, which encourages root and flower formation.
The best way to use them is by chopping them into tiny bits, a food porcesser is handy for this, and them scattering the bits around the base of the the rose and then hoeing them into the soil.
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Thanks for the reply,

I have been doing some more digging around and found that yes you are correct it is the potassium in banana skins that roses like.

I also read that if you bake the banana skins before putting around the roses this will speed up the decomposition.
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Banana peels decompose very quickly and provide your rose garden a considerable amount of Potassium. A well cut up banana skin can rot down and add potassium to your rose garden if mixed into the soil around the plant. Banana peels are also good for compost mixtures since it make great soil amendments to compost. This will result gorgeous flowers and healthy plants.


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The bananas contain alot of potassium, which encourages root and flower formation.
The best way to use them is by chopping them into tiny bits, a food porcesser is handy for this, and them scattering the bits around the base of the the rose and then hoeing them into the soil.
Thanks so much, you nailed it! Next time I'll chop banana skins to make my roses look wonderful!
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The best way to use them is by chopping them into tiny bits, a food porcesser is handy for this, and them scattering the bits around the base of the the rose and then hoeing them into the soil.

Thanks for the tip, I will give that a go this weekend
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I will be trying this out too. Bananas are well known for being a good source of potassium so it makes perfect sense.

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A friend of mine says that he uses banana skins to help his roses grown aparently the nutirents in the banana skins are good for the roses - is this true?

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1) Plant or transplant a rose with bananas. Dig a hole that is larger than the root ball. For new roses, this is generally about 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide. For transplanted roses, it might be larger; it will depend upon the size of the root ball. Place a least one whole banana in the hole, then plant the rose as you normally would.

2) Bury an old banana next to the rose. Dig down about 4 inches; the depth is not for the rose, as much as it is about trying to bury the fruit deep enough to discourage banana-loving critters--like dogs, chipmunks or squirrels--from digging up your rose. You can stick the whole banana in the hole or break it up into pieces and bury it around the rose. You can also plant just the banana peels this way.

3) Bake the banana peels to accelerate the decomposition. Place the peels on a baking pan in a 350-degree oven and bake them until they are crisp. Allow them to cool and break them into pieces. Dig around the rose and plant the baked pieces.

4) Accelerate the banana's decomposition by making banana mash. Stick old bananas in the freezer. Once frozen, remove the brown tip from the banana and cut into pieces--peel and all--into a blender. Blend the banana until it makes a mash. Dig around the rose and spoon the mash into the hole.

5) Make a banana-puree tonic for the rose. Freeze old bananas. Remove the brown tip from the frozen banana and cut it up into a blender. Place enough water in the blender to cover the banana. Blend on the "liquefy" setting. Pour this puree into a gallon container (like an old milk container); you might have to use a funnel if the container has a small mouth, like a milk jug. Finish filling the gallon container with water, put the lid on it and shake it to mix. Pour the puree tonic on the base of the rose and on the surrounding soil. Use one banana for each gallon of tonic and use 1 gallon of tonic on each rose.

6) Make banana-peel liqueur. Cut up the peels of a banana into a spray bottle and cover the peels with warm water. Put the lid back on the bottle and leave for 2 weeks. The peels will ferment. Spray the rose bushes with this liquid.
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