DIY $0 Plant Fertilizer

Montross Made
by Montross Made
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As a new plant mom I didn’t realize the importance of fertilizer, and once I did realize how important it was, I hated the price tag. We always try to recycle, reuse, and compost whatever we can. When I saw you could use banana peels for plant fertilizer I had to give it a try. It was the easiest thing to do and it gives your plants great nutrition- all for free! Plus you probably have everything you need already.

What you’ll need:

banana peel


Glass jar (we used a mason jar)

Put your banana peel in your jar and fill it up with water. We used plan tap water.

After a few hours the water will start to discolor. We let ours sit for about 24 hours before using it.

After a day had passed, we watered all our plants with it!

Again- it can’t get easier?!

Once we were done, we composted the banana peel and just continued to repeat the process! We’ve been doing this for some time now and our plants are loving it, and if you’ve been here for a while, you know I love a free and easy project.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

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  • Kat50829622 Kat50829622 on Jun 24, 2022

    If you have a really ripe banana can you use the flesh in addition to the skin?

  • Charlynn Charlynn on Jun 26, 2022

    The banana water and peels are especially good for blooming plants. You’ll have a burst of flowers in a couple weeks!

  • Patricia Patricia on Jun 30, 2022

    How often should it be done? 🍌😉

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  • Sue Scimeca Sue Scimeca on Aug 03, 2022

    I've tried this. I can't say it makes a difference, but putting it it your compost pile would be better. I use a organic fertilizer from Dr Earth for tomatoes that works much better on all my houseplants. Doesn't smell "pretty" but works wonders on my FLF.

  • Merelyn sale Merelyn sale on Feb 16, 2023

    Thanks for the idea, plan to use this week.