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cherylad


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S. Liberty County - Texas (8B)
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:45 am   Post subject: What plants would like having some banana peels?


I was given TONS of bananas... I've given away alot of them... put some in the freezer (a tip I learned about here) and still have a bunch that I'll finish up in the next couple of days.
I know that banana peels are supposed to be good for roses. But what other plants would benefit from them?




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stratsmom

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:52 am   


Hmmmm, I heard they are supposed to keep aphids off your roses Razz

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rockhound
Tennessee
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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:21 pm   Post subject: banana peels?


They make good compost or if you don't have a pile going, put them around any plant and cover with mulch.

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cherylad


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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:20 pm   


Deanna.... I have no roses. They just do not like me.

Rockhound.... That's what I did with them. And I put some pieces out in the butterfly puddles.
Only 4 more to go.... I'm kinda burned out on bananas though! Very Happy

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toni


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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:07 pm   


In 4 more bananas you too can sing.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT6JkceQ9FU

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cherylad


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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:05 pm   


Oh geez thanks Toni! Now I'll have that song stuck in my head all day! Laughing

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Jerry Sullivan


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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:12 pm   


I have no idea where I got this but I searched my computer for a banana story and found a article containing advice on using bananas for

DEPRESSION, PMS, ANEMIA, BLOOD PRESSURE, BRAIN POWER , CONSTIPATION, HANGOVERS, HEART BURN, MORNING SICKNESS, MOSQUITO BITES, NERVES, OVERWEIGHT, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER,SMOKING, STRESS, STROKES and WARTS

Well if ever there was ever a food to compete with Dr. Kilmers Swamp Root this is it. I removed the advice, a decent google search would find it as nothing, repeat nothing is ever lost on the internet. Once there it is there forever.

Anyway......show of hands......who wants the Banana story? It is almost 100 years old. It is Saturday I am sitting here writing articles and listening to a noisy bluejay complain that it does not have enough suet. It is getting hotter. Yuck!

Jerry

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toni


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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:19 pm   


cherylad wrote:
Oh geez thanks Toni! Now I'll have that song stuck in my head all day! Laughing


Ahhhhh, my work here is done. Besides it's already been running through my head since I found the link so it's good to know that I'm not the only one being haunted by it. Wink

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Henry Johnson

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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:09 pm   


Any plant that would benefit from a dose of potassium, bananas are quite high in potassium content.. They are what I use to feed my staghorn ferns and a few other potted plants..
Hank

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cherylad


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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:21 am   


Okay Jerry.... since I brought up the subject. Yes... I would like to hear the banana story.
(I think I'm a little worried right now)
Shocked

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Sjoerd

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Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:27 am   


Hi Cheryl--You could use panana peels for any flowering plant (its the K++ that is useful--as Hank pointed out); however, you would need quite a bit to get any seriously measureable amount from. You could also use them for flowering house plants.

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Jerry Sullivan


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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:10 pm   


The Banana Story

It was the summer of 1914, the world was about to change, the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria had just been assassinated. From Central America a steamship, loaded with bananas, sailed northward . The trip would take several days and the cargo required refrigeration to keep from ripening before making port in Boston, Massachusetts. Two days into the trip, the refrigeration failed and the cargo began to get warmer under the tropical sun. Onward the captain plied his ship as there was no turning back. A wireless message was received and forwarded to Boston indicating the ships plight. Northward they journeyed, their cargo getting riper all the way. When the ship reached Boston the cargo was too ripe to put on the market. While docked at the pier, the cargo was off loaded and given away to anyone who wanted it.

The morning sun was heading to zenith when my grandfather, a Boston fireman, finished his 10 day shift. News of the banana cargo had reached the fire station and the opportunity for free bananas was too good to pass up. A short trolly-car ride had him dockside by noon and after a short wait he was given a whole banana stalk. A man use to carrying heavy loads, hefted the fruit on to his shoulder and headed home, probably catching an eye or two from curious onlookers. He was greeted at the door by my grandmother with a very audible "Oh my." Banana recipes new and old were the order of the day, with a common phrase "Would you like bananas with that?" getting more than it's fair share of the dinner conversation. Bananas were featured in many dishes until rolled eyes greeted the mention of the now well worn word. In the weeks to follow the baked goods diminished and the word banana was stricken from the Sullivan vocabulary, banished to a land reserved for the unspeakable. The grocery lists for a long time did not feature the yellow fruit. Time passed and the story found it's way into family lore for you to hear once again.

Jerry

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cherylad


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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:24 pm   


Great story Jerry!

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chocolate

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:09 am   


Yes I agree...great story.


When I used to grow roses, I put banana skins in the blender and then poured them around the roots, actually all plants should benefit.

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