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Old 07-08-2013, 07:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What are your experiences with this fertilizer.............???
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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What is this.............a kind of an additive...............???
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13-0-46 Npk..
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I'd find something else to use

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Thanks............

But I never use this kind of fertilizer............only organic.............

Do you use this in Bananas.............???

Do you have experiences with that.............???
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Here is a copy of an edition of my often repeated mantras on chemical fertilizers (if you are
strictly into natural fertilizers, look away and consider yourself lucky to have enough of them
available ).
This one submitted to the local garden club:

That brings me to fertilizers. That industry, especially in the retail end is IMOEO a bit of a racket.
They would have you buy a different batch of the stuff, for every plant category in your yard,
at horribly inflated prices.

There are only three fertilizers, everything else is trace elements and nutrients:
- Nitrogen, the first one in the number group, promotes plant mass and greenery,
- Phosphates, the second, is responsible for fruit and bloom and
- Potassium, the third and last number, for root development. (*All a bit simplified!)
You always need all three of them, you just weigh them differently: In spring you pronounce
nitrogen and phosphates and in fall you go heavier on potassium.

I usually buy one 25kg bag each of nitrogen (per example 46-0-0), phosphates (0-45-0) and
potassium (0-0-60) from Growers Supply and mix them as needed. That way my costs are less
than 1/6th of what I would pay at the cheapest retail prices. Just keep in mind that, if you mix
the above in equal parts, you will get 15-15-20 and not 46-45-60. A set of three bags will set
you back about $100.-, but look at it as an investment in the future of your yard.



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I just keep Bananas for a year or so................

I keep it in my garden..........here in my house..............

Its in the middle of So Paulo city.....................so its not virgin soil...........

The soil is very bad..........

In this year I start to improve it..............with organic material.........and bone meal............

I had a Ca def with one species....................due the presence of "umbrela hook" cigar leaf.................

Thats why Im studing chemical fertilizers.............

I understand the concep of NPK..................but I dont know how to use it...........and whats the best formulas to use..................

Im affraid of over fertilize....................due the lack of my knowledge........


I was Reading this article..............and I founded that KNO3 is benefical to bananas.............

Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura - Efect of dolomiotic limestone and potassium nitrate in the initial development of seedlings of 'Prata-Anã' (AAB) banana tree from in vitro culture


But its a bit advanced to me..............
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I get KNO3 from time to time, like if they (BEI in Honolulu) are out of my usual 10-20-20 or a banana fert (from memory about 10-5-40). It's good points are that it is more soluble than some other K ferts so good if mixing liquid, and, oppositely, solid as a rock. Like if I don't use it for a long time and it sits in our humid air it turns hard in the bag. Then I bust it up into chunks, and just toss on the surface. Even in heavy rain the chunks are still there 6 months or more later. So then I call it slow release. Overall I prefer regular fertilizer that is easy to mix into the soil, and cheaper.
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What about the dosage per Bananas Mat..........???
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Im thinking to buy this product.............

Yara Krista™ KPlus Potassium Nitrate 13.7:0:46.3 : LS Systems, The home of Horticultural Supplies Online

What do you think...........???
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KNO3 works fine for bananas.
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Im gonna try it.............

Let me know if I have to add Magnesium..............Im thinking in use Dolomitic Limestone...........or Magnesian Limestone...........

When I add K...............I have to add Mg and Ca..............???
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