Using Leftover Banana Peels

Everyone loves to eat bananas and this type of fruit is probably found everywhere in the world. On every corner, bananas can be grown and eaten by people. In other words, bananas are types of fruits that are thoroughly enjoyed by people.

This fruit comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors when ripe. It can be grown in over 100 countries all over the world. Most of the time, people will throw away its peel without realizing that it can be useful to you. Banana and its peels are rich in potassium, calcium and vitamin D, plus also useful for plants, skin and teeth and also useful for other different things.

What you need:

  1. Banana peels
  2. 30 gallon plastic garbage bag
  3. Shredded newspaper
  4. Shredded leaves
  5. Grass clippings
  6. Broken twigs
  7. Weeds
  8. 2 qt. water
  9. Drill
  10. Plastic bin with lid (50-plus gallon capacity)
  11. Large tray (or extra plastic bin lid)
  12. 50 redworms

Leftover Banana Peels


  1. Firstly, you need to chop the banana peels into small pieces or strips and then pour them into a 30-gallon plastic garbage bag. Next, you must add shredded newspaper, leaves, grass clippings, broken twigs and weeds into the bag. You should have enough compost bedding to fill at least half of your garbage bag.
  2. Then, shake the bag so that all the materials are mixed up before you start to pour in some water into the bag. Then, shake the bag well enough in order to moisturize the compost bedding. After that, poke at least 10 small holes beneath the bag for allowing excess water to drain.
  3. Next, you need to drill small holes at the bottom of the plastic bin for drainage purpose before placing a large tray under the bin for containing the drainage and later can be used as a liquid plant fertilizer.
  4. After that, pour the contents of the garbage bag into the compost bin, lift small areas of your bedding in order to create air pockets. This is to minimize bad odors and to allow worms to move freely. Then, you need to place at least 50 redworms into the compost bin.
  5. Then, place the lid on the compost bin, drill up to 8 to 12 holes on the lid for ventilation purpose.
  6. Next step is to separate the worms so that you will only have a finished compost.
  7. After two months, you have to move all of the finished compost to one side of the bin, pour new bedding on the opposite side.
  8. Leave it for about two days for allowing all the worms to move to the new bedding thus allowing you to remove the finished compost before placing it in a plastic bag. Then, add a handful of the finished compost onto the new bedding and repeat the same method for every two months.
  9. The finished compost can now be used as houseplants and patio plants or even sprinkled them on your lawn as a conditioner.

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