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Old 10-10-2008, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there! I'm new to this site and also a banana newbie. I planted my first Musa Basjoo at the end of July this year - 2 ft. tall and since has grown about 12 fast growing pups. I've done tons of research to learn how to care for this beautiful plant which has led me to this site. Glad to be here for guidance and more knowledge as well as inspiration for my landscape! I do have one question if anyone would like to give their suggestions. I'm in zone 8a and would like to know how to overwinter the banana plant. I'm going to buy a jacket for it sold at our local nursery. It's got some brown spots on it which I've learned could indicate a lack of potassium. Last month I threw on some 0-0-50 fertilizer as I was instructed to do by the nursery. It's still spotty. Do I just leave it until the spring or does it need another dose before frost? I heard there's a rule not to fertilize after August. Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
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