If you eat a lot of bananas, here's one reason to save your peels: They make a fantastic fertilizer for houseplants. Simply toss your banana peels into a large jar full of water; let the peels saturate the water with nutrients like potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus and magnesium. After a few days of marinating, use the banana peel-infused water to feed your houseplants. They'll drink it up, and the nutrient-rich water will lead to improved plant health. The leftover banana peels can then be tossed into your garden or compost.
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