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Old 05-17-2020, 06:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default How often and much potash do you add?

I have 4 total banana trees, all of which were recently transplanted either from a farm or as pups to my pots. The stem of one is about 7 feet out of the ground and the other is in a pot, it is about 4 feet tall. The other 2 are pups that were separated less than a week ago and put in pots. I’ve heard adding potash from an outdoor fire pit is great for these plants. How much do I add? Can I mix it in with water and make a solution of potash and water? Or just toss around in a circle and water it in?

I have pictures of my 4 trees and descriptions in the album on my profile May 2020. Any advice would be super helpful! My goal is to have many successful banana trees of a few varieties on my property, and the sooner the better..

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4 nanas recently transplanted - let them acclimate to their new diggs before fertilizing. Wait for a new cigar leaf.
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4 nanas recently transplanted - let them acclimate to their new diggs before fertilizing. Wait for a new cigar leaf.
Sounds good do I need to wait for multiple leaves like 3-4 or just the first cigar leaf?
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I have 4 total banana trees, all of which were recently transplanted either from a farm or as pups to my pots. The stem of one is about 7 feet out of the ground and the other is in a pot, it is about 4 feet tall. The other 2 are pups that were separated less than a week ago and put in pots. Iíve heard adding potash from an outdoor fire pit is great for these plants. How much do I add? Can I mix it in with water and make a solution of potash and water? Or just toss around in a circle and water it in?

I have pictures of my 4 trees and descriptions in the album on my profile May 2020. Any advice would be super helpful! My goal is to have many successful banana trees of a few varieties on my property, and the sooner the better..
There a few great Youtube videos on potash/supplements and growing the best bananas ever.

Pick and choose what works best for your zone.

A few give the best ratio too.

Ratios and qty's are site dependent and vary from planting to planting
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There a few great Youtube videos on potash/supplements and growing the best bananas ever.

Pick and choose what works best for your zone.

A few give the best ratio too.

Ratios and qty's are site dependent and vary from planting to planting
Thanks Iíll take a look, Iím just on the edge of zone 10 also. A bunch of my plants are putting out their first cigar leaf itís so exciting
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Thanks I’ll take a look, I’m just on the edge of zone 10 also. A bunch of my plants are putting out their first cigar leaf it’s so exciting
Omg.......you will be on a roll soon
Good luck with your plants!!!!

There are fertilizers for sale specifically for your plants.
Me, I use 19-19-19 and lower for zone 5-6.

You have many choices specifically for your zone.

There are also many threads specific to potash use....do a forum search and pick and choose what will work for you.

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