Gardener's simple tomato plant hack using DIY fertiliser ensures bumper crop

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A gardening guru has revealed a game-changing tip that could boost your tomato plant growth using a DIY concoction.

Tomato plants are notoriously difficult to cultivate, and waiting for them to bear fruit and ripen can often feel like an endless game of patience.

Carmen Johnston took to Facebook to display the remarkable results she's achieved with 'banana peel water', explaining that it has done wonders for her garden, particularly in boosting herb and tomato growth, reports the Express.

She also swears by its effectiveness on flowers and vegetables. She shared her secret: "I want to share a tip with everyone. I am feeding them with banana peel water."

"Take two banana peels and soak overnight in a gallon of water. Water your plants with the banana peel water. It's full of potassium and more. You can use it on veggies, flowers, herbs.",

"It doesn't need to be refrigerated. I keep a jug going all the time and keep topping up the water as I use it. I also toss in peels as I eat them."

"The peels turn brown and you can throw them away after you've added more peels. It's a fantastic organic fertiliser."

"This is good on veggies, herbs, flowers and tomatoes. I am using it on my green pepper too."

"My spearmint plant is massive as well and so is my dill is waist-high. I have loads of green cherry tomatoes and beautiful green peppers."

The inventive tip has sent social media into a frenzy, racking up over 2,000 comments from fascinated gardeners.

One person cheered: "Yay finally a use for bananas I bought, looked at but didn't eat."

Another said: "Beautiful and thanks for the tip. I use the banana peel for my aloe vera plants."

Another remarked: "Thank you so much for sharing! The herbs look so big and beautiful. Mine never hold up or produce enough so I'm glad to get this tip."