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Old 08-24-2021, 08:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is this fertilizer good for bananas??

Originally Posted by Snarkie View Post
Max, this is obviously from across the pond, which again raises my concerns about safety.

Okay, I have to ask: Did you really mean a dollar fifty per plant?! Or 1.5 - 2 cents per plant? I swear, I'm not trying to be a dick; I just would be flabbergasted if it cost that much.

Actually you are right .... Fertilizer cost $15 for a 50 lb bag of 10-10-10 (30 cents/lb) and SOP cost about 26 cents/ lb. ... Per plant my fertilizer cost is less than $1 (may be about 75 cents). With foliar feeding of bananas I'm saving a little more by reducing fertilizer lost to rain run-off & leching. ..... But none of this includes labor and equipment.

.... OH just picked up a 15 gal FimCo sprayer from Tractor Supply last week for $15. It was returned as defective (bad pump); It WASN'T. So now I can keep insecticide; herbicide; and fertilizer in separate spray tanks.

What am I thinking????? ..... I need 10 lbs fertilizer per plant or corm. At 30 cents/lb that would be $3 plus cost of SOP about 30 cents.

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