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Banana peel water #798566

Asked June 29, 2022, 1:30 PM EDT

I’ve read two opposite opinions on whether banana peel water is good for tomatoes and plants? What do you think?

Washington County Florida

Expert Response

Thank you for writing.
Banana peel water is organic compost.  It has plant nutrients but is nothing special compared to other kitchen waste or locally made organic fertilizers.
In view of the fact that bananas are flown to MN from far away, it has a high carbon footprint.
Steve Miles Replied June 29, 2022, 2:34 PM EDT
Thank you for your reply.  If I understand correctly I could be using it and not harming the plant although other fertilizers would be better.  

On Wed, Jun 29, 2022 at 1:36 PM Ask Extension <askextension@eduworks.com> wrote:
Karen Schaefer Replied June 29, 2022, 2:41 PM EDT
Any organic fertilizer used once or twice a summer depending would work just as well.
Steve Miles Replied June 29, 2022, 2:44 PM EDT
Thank you have a great day!

On Wed, Jun 29, 2022 at 1:44 PM Ask Extension <askextension@eduworks.com> wrote:
Karen Schaefer Replied June 29, 2022, 2:51 PM EDT

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