Banana Peels as Fertilizer

I’ve been told that I can use bananas to fertilize my roses. Is there any truth to this?

Yes, indeed. Bananas are not only good for us, but they are good for plants as well. The peels are loaded with all sorts of things that plants need such as potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, all essential elements for healthy, vigorous growth.

I just mix in 2 to 3 chopped up bananas with the compost and soil when planting a new rose. And if I’m not planting a rose and have excess banana peels, rather than throw them in the garbage, I just toss them into the compost pile and let them add to their richness to the mix as they decompose!