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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.


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Old 09-18-2009, 02:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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oh I buy 4 50 lb. bag I think it's 29 dollars a bag but not sure.
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I went with the Wellspring on EBay
Fertilizer - Banana Formula - 3 lbs.
15-5-30 Premium Water Soluble Fertilizer w/minor elements
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Note- You will need to purchase larger quantities in the future though. Banana plants need lots of fertilizer.

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For going bananas firtilizer it's 6-2-12 thats what I use.

oh I buy 4 50 lb. bag I think it's 29 dollars a bag but not sure.
In terms of value: a 50 lb bag is 6% nitrogen so it has 3 lbs of nitrogen for plants. At $29 / bag that would be about $9.67 per net pound of Nitrogen. If $29 is the actual price, that is a relatively good value.

The Banana Fuel 15-5-30 is currently $10 per 3 lb bag, so that's $10 / (3 lbs x 15%) = $22.22 per net pound of Nitrogen.

The Grow More / Scotts 20-5-30 is $9 per 5 lb bag, so that's $9 / (5 lbs x 20%) = $9.00 per net pound of Nitrogen.
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yes you make a good point I just can't remember the correct price? I only buy it when I know he's going to be up in my part of town or when I'm down close to him.
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Note- You will need to purchase larger quantities in the future though. Banana plants need lots of fertilizer.
I thought about that and the price is probally to steep. I will need to find something at a good price.
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The N-P-K numbers also tell you about dosage.

Suppose you would like to feed your bananas planted in the ground 1/10th of a pound of Nitrogen per month during the growing season. Here's what you would use:

6-2-12 ... 0.1 / 6% --> 1+2/3 pounds per month
15-5-30 ... 0.1 / 15% --> 2/3 pound per month
20-5-30 ... 0.1 / 20% --> 1/2 pound per month
28-8-18 ... 0.1 / 28% --> 5/14 pound per month (for ornamentals)

For plants in a large pot past the juvenile stage, use about 1/2 of those dosages.
For younger plants in a pot or in the ground, about 1/4 dose.
For TC's about 6 to 12 inches, a teaspoon per gallon of water.
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