Feeding Bananas

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Feeding Bananas

Post by Cardiffcol » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:15 am

Hi, I've been looking for a good liquid feed for my Bananas and it keeps popping up that feed for Azalea, Camellia and Rhododendron is suitable. Does anyone use this or can you recommend a good feed? Thanks


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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by kata » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:57 am

Me,

Nutri Plant Food Liquid feed

Tomarite Liquid Feed

Miraclegro Pellets Dry Feed

Some use Chicken Poo Pellets. Dry Feed.
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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by PaulPlants » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:53 pm

If you are growing Basjoo I'd be inclined to say water is very important. Top dress with some compost in spring and some fish/blood/bone or other general fertiliser. They are pretty hard to kill, so just sit back and enjoy!
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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by PaulPlants » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:55 pm

OOOPS! Not sure where my Aquilegia came from?


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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:07 am

PaulPlants wrote:OOOPS! Not sure where my Aquilegia came from?
Lol!
Bananas prefer slightly acidic conditions so that's probably why ericacious feed keeps popping up.


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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by Dim » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:07 am

biobizz fish mix (use as a foliar feed-4ml to 1 litre of water)

biobizz alg-a-mic (algae and seaweed extract)... use as a foliar feed (4ml to a litre of water)

advanced nutrients iguana juice grow (4ml to a litre of water, and use as a soil drench)

all available on the internet

and even better, make actively aerated compost tea (using a brewer, worm humis, rainwater and unstrapped unsulpered molasses)
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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by acphm » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:40 am

The two more important nutrients for bananas are nitrogen and potasium. You can buy potassium nitrate NPK 13-0-46 at a store of chemicals. It's a very cheap and very used feeding for agriculture. It's pH is neutral.

When the musa is ready to flower you can change to potassium sulfate NPK 0-0-50.
And when the plant starts after winter you can help adding aminoacids.
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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by kata » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:09 am

All good advice, for me too, thanks!

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OOPS! Not sure where my Aquilegia came from?
I did wonder.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:09 am

I feed my plants baby bio.
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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by Cathy » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:53 pm

Today I scattered chicken poo pellets over our Basjoo bed, as I do each year and will repeat several times during the growing season. With a bunch of stems still around 5ft or taller I am really hoping for a great season if the mild weather continues. I do not protect the stems (they grow too close to a tall Trachycarpus which probably provides shelter) as if we have a harsh winter they just re-grow from the rootstock. I try to mulch in autumn if I remember. :roll:


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Post by Dave in Warrington » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:57 pm

This weekend I must dig in plenty of manure like Cathy :)

You can't go wrong with feeding Musa Basjoo ..... but beware !!!!!

It reminded me that with copious feed (unmeasured Nitrates per manure) , ensure plenty of water or you'll get the problem I had a while back ...please check the thread on the link http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... f=1&t=8813

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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by Panama Pete » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:17 am

Has everyone now all un covered their basjoos


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Post by Dave in Warrington » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:32 pm

I didn't cover all of my Basjoo stems and have the battered leaves to prove it.

The ones I did cover are shooting so need uncovering to 'green up'

Given the forecast they are all 'cleared to takeoff to the sky' icon_cheers
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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by PaulPlants » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:50 pm

Here's mine
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Re: Feeding Bananas

Post by Dim » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:13 am

Panama Pete wrote:Has everyone now all un covered their basjoos
mine are still wrapped ...I will unwrap them tomorow and give them a good feed of fishmix and molasses

I also have 2 tetrapanex rex that I grew from root pieces .... They are in pots on my windowsill and looking very healthy ... I will plant one of them tomorow in my front garden
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