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Old 10-14-2017, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bananas grow smaller each year...

I have had bananas now for several years and it started out with 5-6 of them producing bananas, once I have wintered them in my garage.
But lately they grow shorter and shorter and despite a good year I only got one stock this year.

I fertilize with Banana fuel which i know is good. I tried a few different soil bags from different nurseries and the best so far has been Costco's Miracle grow with compost. Two of my bananas got a little of manure this year since a friend had some to spare but not sure if it was enough.

However something is missing since my Sweetheart and Nam Wah grow shorter each year even though they had a long growing season.
Any idea of what I should do/add or soil to use? I have them around my pool and even though I replace some soil they don't grow as high as they used to.
Btw, I live in Dallas, TX so I need to dig up my bananas and have them in the garage over the winter. However in the past they still grew quite tall despite this interruption. Lately they don't look that good.
What soil (readily available) do you recommend for bananas?

Thanks in advance!
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