Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer This forum is an area where you may discuss the soil to grow banana plants in, as well as soil additives such as teas, composts, manures, fertilizers and related topics.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-06-2013, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Zone: 5
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
BananaBucks : 6,046
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 14 Times
Was Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 13 Times
Default Banana food

does anybody know any name brand fertilizer like from homedepot that works up north with cold hardy plants.

-thanks
big e is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To big e

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 02-06-2013, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
crazy banana's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,491
BananaBucks : 890
Feedback: 59 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,744 Times
Was Thanked 2,620 Times in 1,005 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,368 Times
Default Re: Banana food

I have not used any from HD other than fish emulsion. Have you thought about ordering banana fuel?
crazy banana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To crazy banana
Said thanks:
Old 02-06-2013, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Zone: 5
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
BananaBucks : 6,046
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 14 Times
Was Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 13 Times
Default Re: Banana food

from where
big e is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To big e
Old 02-06-2013, 11:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
crazy banana's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,491
BananaBucks : 890
Feedback: 59 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,744 Times
Was Thanked 2,620 Times in 1,005 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,368 Times
Default Re: Banana food

Quote:
Originally Posted by big e View Post
from where
You can search it here on the forum: our member Richard sells it at plantsthatproduce.com or wellsprings gardens has it
crazy banana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To crazy banana
Said thanks:
Old 02-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
barrieboy
 
barrie's Avatar
 
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Zone: 8
Name: barrieboy
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 74
BananaBucks : 6,130
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 134 Times
Was Thanked 31 Times in 21 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 49 Times
Default Re: Banana food

Quote:
Originally Posted by big e View Post
does anybody know any name brand fertilizer like from homedepot that works up north with cold hardy plants.

-thanks
Any quality high potash tomato food is ideal.
__________________
barrieboy
Old 02-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
timmko's Avatar
 
Location: Central WIsconsin USA
Zone: 5
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 162
BananaBucks : 68,056
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 54 Times
Was Thanked 123 Times in 57 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 5 Times
Default Re: Banana food

I use potash from the local co op and Milorganite which is in most stores up here.
__________________
timmko is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To timmko
Said thanks:
Old 02-10-2013, 09:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Location: Liverpool, NY
Zone: 6
Name: Rick
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 14
BananaBucks : 8,484
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 28 Times
Was Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 32 Times
Default Re: Banana food

I was able to find Banana Fuel on EBAY also. Fair price.
__________________
I am in Upstate NY, home to lots of SNOW!!! I am hoping to be sucessful in growing some Musa Basjoos around the pool to make our short summers feel more tropical!!!! Always open to advice from others!!!
Rick H is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Rick H
Old 02-10-2013, 10:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
The Lazy Banana
 
Thelazybanana's Avatar
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
Zone: 7b
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 19
BananaBucks : 4,131
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 11 Times
Was Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Banana food

I've always used Miracle grow plant food! its done well for me
__________________
Everything's Irie Mon...

Click for Charlotte, North Carolina Forecast
Thelazybanana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Thelazybanana
Old 04-09-2013, 08:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
Peel and grub!
 
KYpalmer's Avatar
 
Location: South Central Kentucky
Zone: 7
Name: Abdullah
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 134
BananaBucks : 26,766
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 98 Times
Was Thanked 191 Times in 73 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 6 Times
Default Re: Banana food

can anybody be kind enough to give some light into the possibility of this fertilizer helping my D. Namwah and Caligold? Here's the link: Banana Fertilizer 2 Pounds Make Your Bananas Happy Banana Fuel | eBay
__________________
Click for Bowling Green, Kentucky Forecast

plant, nurture, harvest.

Palms, bananas, coffee!.
KYpalmer is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To KYpalmer
Old 04-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
crazy banana's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,491
BananaBucks : 890
Feedback: 59 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,744 Times
Was Thanked 2,620 Times in 1,005 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,368 Times
Default Re: Banana food

Quote:
Originally Posted by KYpalmer View Post
can anybody be kind enough to give some light into the possibility of this fertilizer helping my D. Namwah and Caligold? Here's the link: Banana Fertilizer 2 Pounds Make Your Bananas Happy Banana Fuel | eBay
Just like it says: it will make your bananas happy. It is the banana fuel which has been discussed in many posts here on bananas.org.
The Wiki also has some good info about it in comparison to other fertilizers under "fertilizer".
crazy banana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To crazy banana
Said thanks:
Old 09-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
Container SDC Hobbyist
 
Pallen's Avatar
 
Location: Eugene, OR, USA
Zone: 8b
Name: Paullen
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 138
BananaBucks : 16,358
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 573 Times
Was Thanked 239 Times in 81 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 113 Times
Default Re: Banana food

~ Wow! reading the Info:Fertilizer Wiki and other web locations reveals a LOT of different opinions as to what to feed our Bananas. It also seems to depend on what zone you live and what soil type you have. Also if it is potted and what type of potting soil you used. A lot to take in for a new grower like me.

~ Right now I am using normal potting soil for my first potted start and i am overwintering it in the house to extend its growing season. But if I get enough pups I want to try to winter a pup over from spring outside next year. I will need something for clay type soil. I will be willing to do a complete soil replacement for my Cavendish's outside location. I am interested in a one shot do it all fertilizer so I do not have to think about what it is getting and know it is in the right amounts for our area. Perhaps I am just being too hopeful that I will get several pups to play with this next year, but I like to plan and learn ahead of time.

~ We get freeze here up to 3-4" inches deep here in the Southern Willamette Valley of Oregon that on occasion may last a week or even two if a storm moves in to stay a bit. We may have up to several freezing storms a year of varying lengths. I hope a few inches of dry mulch under a tarp would be all that is needed. I am even considering a greenhouse to cover it so I can try to keep its summer growth to continue over to the next spring.

~ UPDATE: I decided to bring my Caven in for the winter this year. However next year if my Caven is too big for our small apartment I will make the greenhouse.

Last edited by Pallen : 01-09-2015 at 03:50 PM. Reason: Update
Pallen is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Pallen
Said thanks:
Old 01-09-2015, 03:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
The Cat Whisperer
 
Snarkie's Avatar
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
Zone: 8b
Name: D.A. Hänks
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,347
BananaBucks : 48,111
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 834 Times
Was Thanked 1,406 Times in 805 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 824 Times
Default Re: Banana food

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelazybanana View Post
I've always used Miracle grow plant food! its done well for me
Do you use regular MG or what used to be called MirAcid? I see that bananas take a pH down to 5.5, so should I bring my pH down a bit from a neutral number?
__________________
Doug (D.A. Hänks) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2955582/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


The Only Eastern Redwood Forest in America



PhotoBucket has sold out. I'll get my pic back up soon on some other site.
"Nuke my 'nanners, will you?!"
Snarkie is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Snarkie
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Cactus mix a little too hot
Next Thread: Chickity Doo Doo





Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Food Dehydrators Richard Tiki Hut 15 08-07-2017 08:33 AM
Banana paper food services containers Gabe15 Main Banana Discussion 6 04-12-2012 02:46 AM
Occupy Our Food momoese Tiki Hut 43 12-28-2011 11:07 PM
food for palms and bop??? mskitty38583 Other Plants 20 07-19-2008 12:51 AM
banana food redtail_2006 Cold Hardy Bananas 0 05-11-2007 11:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.