Asked on Mar 18, 2013

Banana Peels in Hummingbird Garden?

KMS WoodworksRobynLorraine F


I read today about a tip to put out overripe banana peels in your hummingbird garden to attract bugs for the birds to eat. This sounds like a mess! Has anyone done it? Is it a swarming bugfest that tries to get into your house? Calm me down...I may want to try this....Anyone given this a try?
5 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 19, 2013

    Putting out banana peels and overripe fruit gets the seal of approval from Texas A&M, Robyn. The point is to attract fruit flies, which provide important protein for the hummingbird's diet, so you may not want to put them right outside your back door.

  • Lorraine F
    on Mar 19, 2013

    I've read this before and plan to try it this year too!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 19, 2013

    maybe in "compost" type pile off in the side of the yard somewhere. consider the feeders the "bar" and the compost pile the "dinning room"

  • Robyn
    on Mar 19, 2013

    Wow everyone you are so helpful, thank you so much. I will definitely try this. And that was a great article in the link! I will save that. So, if the feeder is the bar and the compost pile is the dining room, then I am the chief cook and bottle washer, which I already suspected ;).

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 20, 2013

    At least you do not have to be "bus boy" too.

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