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Re: Water Soluble Banana Fuel Dosages
Originally Posted by mrthegreek
For us newbies, can you clarify some physical characteristics to look for to judge what size plant is being referred to in the rate table?
(Maximum) BANANA FUEL DOSAGES DURING ACTIVE GROWTH SEASONS:
- Very Young Plants, TC's. These have 1 inch or less diameter base, with little or no corm (bulb) development. Dosage: 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water every watering.
- Young Plant in 2 gallon pot. This has a diameter of about 1.5 inches or more. It might have been a TC that has been successfully grown for a couple of months, or a "pup" with at least a tennis-ball size corm that has been cut off a mother plant. The pstem height (not counting leaves) will be 12 to 18 inches or more. Dosage : 2 tablespoons per month, diluted in enough water to reach the roots.
- Plant (not juvenile) in 10 to 20 gallon pot, or in the ground with a similar amount of root space. This plant has at least a 3 or 4-inch diameter base. Dosage: 1/4 cup per month, diluted in enough water to reach the roots.
- Plant in ground with significant root space; i.e., 1/2 to 1 cubic yard of root volume. Maximum dosage: 3/4 cup per month, diluted in enough water to reach the roots.
- Hydroponics. Dosage (regardless of plant size): 1 Tbs per 6.5 gallons of water.