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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

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9. Attract Birds & Butterflies. Like humans, birds and butterflies just love the taste of bananas. If you’d like to watch birds, leave a banana out.

10. Fertilize Your Plants. Dried ground banana peels make a fantastic mulch for seedlings and new plants.

11. Polish Leather & Silver. No need to invest in pricey, and often toxic, leather and silver cleaners. Instead, rub banana peels on the surface and buff with a cloth.

12. Combat Aphids. Nobody likes a damaged plant. Bury some cut up banana peels 2-3 inches deep around the base of the plant.

See Also: Refreshing Lavender Lemonade (Recipe)

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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1:38AM PST on Dec 20, 2014

Love bananas - thanks so much for the info here!

10:22PM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Love to banana

12:52AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

Thank you for posting.

5:51PM PST on Dec 13, 2014

Much as I like bananas I'm not ploughing through 4 pages to do with them!

12:10PM PST on Dec 12, 2014

Thank you

2:14AM PST on Dec 6, 2014

thanks

5:04PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

11:06AM PST on Nov 22, 2014

Oh no! Not on 4 pages!

12:51PM PST on Nov 9, 2014

What a great lovely fruit, never knew :) Thank you for sharing

8:15AM PST on Nov 7, 2014

thanks for good info

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