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Banana Peel as Rose Fertilizer

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Melinda Page and Elizabeth Wells
Banana peel with soil and yellow roses Beatriz Da Costa

Just flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peel’s potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease. Consider it a nutritional boost for you and your buds.

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