Re: Foliar Spray Mixes for Bananas
Just looking at other products specially formulated for spraying Bananas, I realized Miracle Grow could easily be mixed to a concentration needed for mature Banana plants. Nitrogen & potassium can easily added to straighten the spray mix with urea or nitrate fertilizers and SOP or MOP. And, it is commonly available at Garden Centers.
In many locations, ground conditions are such that as much as 65% soil applied fertilizer is lost to leching. Thus, fertilizer must be applied at 155% to compensate for the lost. Foliar spray can reduce this excess need for fertilizer and the over all amount used.
When a Banana plant shoots, the nutrient uptake by the roots greatly reduces. This is why the big plantations stops all ground applications to the plant. It has been shown that foliar application 2% to 3% SOP after shooting increase bunch yield weight, and shorten the time to harvest.
Anyway for now my large Banana patch has stayed very wet this summer. Most of the plants are growing much slower than normal. I've had 7 1/2" of rain this past month and today it hasn't stopped since midnight. I need to foliar spray the plants to increase their size for the coming winter.
Last edited by edwmax : 08-07-2018 at 10:42 AM.