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Old 05-29-2012, 10:08 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Nice information here richrd. You have helped me a lot in gaining the knowledge. and it is quite inspiring to grow the plants indoor. Till now i was thinking about it but now i have decide to build my indoor setup.
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Richard, Puchased 28-8-18 fertilizer from you and would like to know if I should use the same dosages as you recommend for Banana Fuel for fruiting bananas.

BANANA FUEL DOSAGES DURING ACTIVE GROWTH SEASONS:
Very Young Plants, TC's: 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water every watering.
Young Plant in 2 gallon pot: 2 tablespoons per month.
Plant (not juvenile) in 10 to 20 gallon pot: 1/4 cup per month.
Plant in ground with significant root space: 3/4 cup per month.
Hydroponics @ 150 ppm K: 1 Tbs per 6.5 gallons of water.
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Richard, Puchased 28-8-18 fertilizer from you and would like to know if I should use the same dosages as you recommend for Banana Fuel for fruiting bananas.

BANANA FUEL DOSAGES DURING ACTIVE GROWTH SEASONS:
Very Young Plants, TC's: 1/4 teaspoon per gallon of water every watering.
Young Plant in 2 gallon pot: 2 tablespoons per month.
Plant (not juvenile) in 10 to 20 gallon pot: 1/4 cup per month.
Plant in ground with significant root space: 3/4 cup per month.
Hydroponics @ 150 ppm K: 1 Tbs per 6.5 gallons of water.
For 28-8-18 on ornamental bananas, use 2/3 of the above dosages for 20-5-30 on fruiting bananas.
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Would I be able to fertilize bi-monthly instead of monthly using it but with a smaller dose each time?
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Would I be able to fertilize bi-monthly instead of monthly using it but with a smaller dose each time?
There is no horticultural reason for doing so.
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Was that a yes or no answer?
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Was that a yes or no answer?
You can fertilize every time you water if you want

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Or use the whole 3/4 cup and appy all at one time?
Just one time a month?

Same results?
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Or use the whole 3/4 cup and appy all at one time?
Just one time a month?

Same results?
That's what I do on my mature-size plants -- although the root system is so large I use 3 5-gallon buckets each with 1/4 cup per plant.
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That's what I do on my mature-size plants -- although the root system is so large I use 3 5-gallon buckets each with 1/4 cup per plant.

Wow....That's exactly what I did. 1/4 cup dissolved in 4 gallons of water for each plant. SO.........Now how many days till I need to do the fertilizing again?
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Wow....That's exactly what I did. 1/4 cup dissolved in 4 gallons of water for each plant. SO.........Now how many days till I need to do the fertilizing again?
No, that is not what I said.

If the plants are mature in size, then FOR EACH PLANT: 3 5-gallon buckets of water each with 1/4 cup of fertilizer.
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How about for the banana fuel i recently purchased from you it's 20-6-16 should it be 4tsps per gallon? For mature plants
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For constant feeding, use 1/2 teaspoon per gallon.

For less frequent feedings, your goal is to deliver a maximum of 5 lbs per plant per year. However, you should not exceed 1 lb in a single feeding and it should be dissolved in 5 to 10 gallons of water. As with any water-soluble fertilizer, it should only be applied during the active growing season.

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Hi Richard,
I'm using your 28-8-18 fertilizer on ornamentals (musa basjoo). Do you have any thoughts on using a garden hose bottle sprayer such as this (Amazon.com : Gilmour 362 Professional No Pre-Mix Sprayer, White : Lawn & Garden Sprayers : Patio, Lawn & Garden) to apply fertilizer? I was thinking I would dissolve the fertilizer in a small amount of water and fill the bottle with the solution.
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It will require some arithmetic. Let's suppose your Gilmour (or Ortho) hose-end sprayer is set to deliver at 1 Tablespoon per gallon. That's a mixing ratio of 1:256 (there are 256 Tbsp per gallon). These sprayers will hold up to 1 quart of solution. So if the concentrate you put in the hose-end sprayer is 1/2 cup in 1 quart of water (equiv. to 2 cups/gallon), then the actual concentration coming out the sprayer will be 0.375 teaspoons per gallon -- which is about right for a foliar spray.

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I'm using your 28-8-18 fertilizer on ornamentals (musa basjoo). Do you have any thoughts on using a garden hose bottle sprayer such as this (Amazon.com : Gilmour 362 Professional No Pre-Mix Sprayer, White : Lawn & Garden Sprayers : Patio, Lawn & Garden) to apply fertilizer? I was thinking I would dissolve the fertilizer in a small amount of water and fill the bottle with the solution.
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For constant feeding, use 1/2 teaspoon per gallon.

For less frequent feedings, your goal is to deliver a maximum of 5 lbs per plant per year. However, you should not exceed 1 lb in a single feeding and it should be dissolved in 5 to 10 gallons of water. As with any water-soluble fertilizer, it should only be applied during the active growing season.

What is considered 'constant feeding' and what is considered 'less frequent feeding' in regards to time in between.

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