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Old 02-06-2013, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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does anybody know any name brand fertilizer like from homedepot that works up north with cold hardy plants.

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I have not used any from HD other than fish emulsion. Have you thought about ordering banana fuel?
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You can search it here on the forum: our member Richard sells it at plantsthatproduce.com or wellsprings gardens has it
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does anybody know any name brand fertilizer like from homedepot that works up north with cold hardy plants.

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Any quality high potash tomato food is ideal.
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I use potash from the local co op and Milorganite which is in most stores up here.
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I was able to find Banana Fuel on EBAY also. Fair price.
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I've always used Miracle grow plant food! its done well for me
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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
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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".
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~ 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.

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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?
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