Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers to the sun during the Chhath Festival on the banks of the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad on November 8, 2013.   Hindu devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun in the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the Sun and river.  AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM        (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images)

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Why People Have Been Making Banana Peel Water
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According to a recent TikTok video, banana-infused water is a good way to feed your plants. The video instructs you to chop up banana peels and soak them in water for at least an hour, and then use the banana peel-infused water as a homemade fertilizer to spray on your indoor and outdoor plants.
This peel-infused water is great for plants, because the peels are high in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium, giving the plants the required nutrition to grow. Soaking the peels in water means that the nutrients from the peels transfer into the water, and you can then spray the potassium-loaded concoction onto your plants.
One new gardener, however, documented their experience of banana-peel water doing more harm than good, saying she used that potassium-rich concoction with an incredibly sweet smell on her plants. A few days later, the smell attracted a swarm of stubborn gnats around the house.