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Old 11-04-2009, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for Banana Fuel ? You can now get it here:
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Awesome! What is the average price for shipping?
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What are the micronutrients?
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I typically use USPS Flat Rate Priority mail. The 25-pounders will ship to any U.S. location for $15, and the smaller bags for $11 or less.
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That is excellent! I will buy some in the spring from you. Just remind us again that you're selling it. I need some great banana fertilizer. Thanks, man!
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What are the micronutrients?
Here's the analysis:

lbs / cup 0.4610
N 15.0%
P 5.0%
K 30.0%
Ca 0.0000%
Mg 0.0000%
S 1.5000%
Cl 0.0000%
B 0.0200%
Cu 0.0500%
Fe 0.1000%
Mn 0.0500%
Mo 0.0005%
Zn 0.0500%
insoluble 0.0000%
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Richard, the good thing is that my dwarf orinoco may be close to blooming next year so getting some special banana fertilizer is high on my list. I want some nice nanners--these would be my first edible bananas if they decide to produce.
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Thanks Richard, just ordered 3 lbs from Wellspring Gardens. Now if I can figure out how to pay via Pay Pal.
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Thanks for the links to the banana fertilizer, I will order some in the spring.
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I'm sorry, but the link I originally gave below has changed. I have updated it in the original post (#1), and here it is again:

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I'm sorry, but the link I originally gave below has changed. I have updated it in the original post (#1), and here it is again:

Banana Fuel !
What if I need a half a pallet? :^)
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Integrating shipping rates from an LTL courier is my next "little" project for the shopping cart.
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I just put my order in for some. Im ready for the spring.
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Hi Richard,

This banana fuel... is it organic? If not, do you have an organic alternative? Thanks!
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I don't believe BananaFuel is but this is what he has..
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This banana fuel... is it organic? If not, do you have an organic alternative? Thanks!
My guess is that YOUR definition of organic is very different from the definition that the USDA uses to permit a product to be labeled organic. In particular, your idea of "synthetic fertilizer" is likely far different than the USDA definition.
Agricultural Marketing Service - National Organic Program

I primarily sell water-soluble fertilizers that contain dehydrated minerals and amino acids. I promote feeding the plant and not the soil, because (among other things) the latter is the main source of ground water pollution.
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My guess is that YOUR definition of organic is very different from the definition that the USDA uses to permit a product to be labeled organic. In particular, your idea of "synthetic fertilizer" is likely far different than the USDA definition.
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I primarily sell water-soluble fertilizers that contain dehydrated minerals and amino acids. I promote feeding the plant and not the soil, because (among other things) the latter is the main source of ground water pollution.
Hi Richard,

Thanks for your reply. There are many reasons I want to use organic components for fertilizers and not chemicals. I have dogs, I want to eat the bananas (without any chemical fertilizer), and want to keep my property chemical free.

So I am assuming from your response that you do not use any chemicals, is that right? If you could describe why your product is organic or is not, that would help me make a decision on whether or not to purchase it for my bananas.

If you don't have an organic fertilizer, I would think that could be something additional you could offer and I know many people would be interested. It's a win win.

Thanks Richard for your replies and info.
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My guess was correct: your definition of organic is very different than what organic means on a product label.

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Thanks for your reply. There are many reasons I want to use organic components for fertilizers and not chemicals. I have dogs, I want to eat the bananas (without any chemical fertilizer), and want to keep my property chemical free.

So I am assuming from your response that you do not use any chemicals, is that right? If you could describe why your product is organic or is not, that would help me make a decision on whether or not to purchase it for my bananas.

If you don't have an organic fertilizer, I would think that could be something additional you could offer and I know many people would be interested. It's a win win.

Thanks Richard for your replies and info.
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