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Bananas Help Roses Grow All year Long
With Fall here and the winter months approaching, some of your flowers may start to hibernate. You don't have to worry about that when it comes to your roses though. Did you know that old banana peels are the way to make your Rose bush bloom all year long? Well, neither did I. Not until my next door neighbor told me the other day. She informed me that the previous owner of my now home was the neighborhood's winner of the community gardening and landscaping award more than once. Which says a lot because the people in my neighborhood have some of the best yards and landscaping I've seen.

Considering that one of the biggest landscaping company's in the area is right down the street, that's not that much of a stretch.

Anyway, back to the roses and bananas and how to make this work. The secret is when your bananas start to go dark and get the cheetah spots don't throw them away add them to your favorite fertilizer or compost and watch the magic. The real secret is the potassium and phosphorus in the bananas. This is what you do:
  1. Take your old bananas that have turned black and dig a hole about 4 to 6 inches, that covers the banana completely. You just want to discourage any animals that may want to eat your bananas. My home is near a national park and we have a lot of deer.
  2. You may want to also freeze the bananas to get them nice and black. Then you can cut them up into pieces and mix them with your compost or fertilizer of choice.
  3. Take those same frozen bananas and blend them up with water and rose food. Pour this mixture into the soil and spread for even coverage.
Then sit back and watch your roses grow all year long. Post pictures of your roses and share your success stories here. Share through this site to Facebook and see how amazed your friends will be.







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