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Old 02-23-2019, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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For the past several years, I've been using the Stokes Tropicals 6-2-12 banana food for my Gros Michel and Blue Java plants. Don't use much when they're indoors during those cold winter months, but I still do use a little now and then.

Well, Stokes appears to no longer sell it (out of business? Can't tell -- either way, I can't get the fertilizer). It's the only banana food I'd been using since they were small plants. I know just about anything works on a banana, but I'd like a solid recommendation for a Gros Michel and Blue Java that's indoors in a pot for an Ohio winter and then in the ground for the summer.

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For potted plants, it is better to include large amounts of calcium and magnesium:

Peter's Excel 15-5-15 Cal-Mag fertilizer (completely soluble):

https://www.greenhousemegastore.com/...tilizer-25-bag


Chem-Gro 10-8-22 (not completely soluble):

https://hydro-gardens.com/product/ho...s-bag-10-8-22/
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I raise meat Rabbits so I give my Bananas Fresh green and organic fertilizer they are doing awesome on it . and you can add them as soon as you get the droppings no waiting rabbit poops Poof my garden gets fertilized. NPK Values of Animal Manures
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Cow Manure 0.6 0.4 0.5
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Sheep Manure 0.7 0.3 0.9
Rabbit Manure 2.4 1.4 0.6
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I've had great success using tomato tone.
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I use Organic rabbit Manure and Stove ash here in Oregon and i actually get fruit
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What kinds of bananas are you growing? Orinoco? Thanks 👌
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Gran nain Musa Oronico Apple california and 4 others i cant think of right now
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Awesome sauce
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