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Garden expert shares £1.23 kitchen essentials that help plants thrive

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A gardening expert has shared her affordable recipe for a homemade fertilizer that helps plants produce ‘vibrant’ green leaves – and requires just two cheap household staples you may already have in your kitchen.

The two items would cost you just £1.23 if you bought them from Asda today. White vinegar costs £1.09, while the humble banana will set you back 14p.

Fertilizing flower beds can be expensive, but it is necessary to promote healthy plant growth. Instagrammer Green Garden, @green_garden113, revealed her simple technique using two ingredients, including leftovers that often end up in the trash.

In her video, the environmentally conscious gardener told viewers to “think twice before throwing away those banana peels.” She explained how using banana peels as flower fertilizer can produce amazing results.

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To start, she cut the banana peel into small pieces with scissors and placed the pieces in a large cup. She then poured hot water over the peels and let them ferment for a whole day.

She then strained the liquid with a sieve and finally added a modest amount of distilled white vinegar to the mixture. “White vinegar can quickly break down a variety of nutrients in banana peels,” she said.