Planting out ensete

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Planting out ensete

Post by Sat » Tue May 15, 2012 3:59 pm

I got a smallest ensete to plant out into the ground is now ok time to plant out.

There is slight chance of frost today in midlands but after that it does look ok 5-6 min temps at night

Does it need any special soil .?


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Re: Planting out ensete

Post by Tom2006 » Tue May 15, 2012 5:11 pm

Don't bother at the moment, it is just too cold for them. I would leave it until the weekend as it looks like we MIGHT have some slightly warmer temperatures, but there is still a real risk of frosts even in June so monitor the weather forecasts. I planted mine out last year in good compost mixed with a good few handfuls of perlite along with some chicken pellets. Both romped away.
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Re: Planting out ensete

Post by andyb » Tue May 15, 2012 5:30 pm

Tom2006 wrote:Don't bother at the moment, it is just too cold for them. I would leave it until the weekend as it looks like we MIGHT have some slightly warmer temperatures, but there is still a real risk of frosts even in June so monitor the weather forecasts. I planted mine out last year in good compost mixed with a good few handfuls of perlite along with some chicken pellets. Both romped away.
Agreed, even leave it till the end of the month as the soil will be that bit warmer and the plant will be a little bigger also


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Re: Planting out ensete

Post by Sat » Tue May 15, 2012 5:45 pm

Thanks, will wait till june.

How much chicken pellets do you use.

And how often after planting do you apply chicken pellet as plant food through the season


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