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Old 05-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I hope everyones nanners are growing well! I lost my mother musa from the winter here but have 5 pups that are trying to grow. What can I feed them? They are the lightest green I have ever seen, almost whitish! I gave them some of the lawn feed (24-6-12) while I was doing the grass but it has not seemed to help. It is still early here weather wise but I really want these babies to get green and grow....as I am sure we all do! Any suggestions on what numbers I need to look for in fert?

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Old 05-19-2010, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Thanks! I now need to figure it all out!!!
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Epsom salts makes plants greener. :^)
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So does the Sun...I think they will green up by time


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So does the Sun...I think they will green up by time Ron...
Well that reminds of those old ads.. Sir for only a Dollar I can sell you, this here bottle of liquid sunshine that not only will it enhance how the sun shines on your plants, but will help them absorb the suns energy 3-fold. I know this is to good to be true, but it gets even better. Dilute 2 drops to one gallon of water and watch your plant grow 5 times as fast as others without it.. For only a dollar. This here liquid sunshine is a steal... lol :^)
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So I have been patiently waiting for the green up but still not! I posted some pics in my gallery. Not sure how to get them onto this thread though! lol
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So I have been patiently waiting for the green up but still not! I posted some pics in my gallery. Not sure how to get them onto this thread though! lol
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Thanks sunfish! So howd'ya do that?!
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Thanks sunfish! So howd'ya do that?!
Here's some info on how to post pictures in posts.

As for the fertilizer, I just use slow-release granules with a balanced blend. The stuff I use is 13-13-13 which means it has equal parts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. I'm not sure what the 'optimal' blend is for bananas, but I figure with a balanced fertilizer they're at least getting some of all 3 types (and it also contains micronutrients). So what type of bananas are they?
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Hey I found the instructions to post pics! lol
This was the mother plant I bought last year at costco. It said it was a Musa Basjoo on the tag. These are the babies that came up this year. Momma did not make it through the winter.



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