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A little less than a year ago a good friend gifted us several premium varieties of bananas. They were the first bananas in our orchard and we knew nothing about growing bananas, banana pups, or how to care for them. But our friend suggested we mulch heavy and use Banana Fuel on the pups at half strength. Then, when first growth appears we should switch to full strength. All I can say is holy cow, this stuff really works! Our banana success has been phenomenal! Within months all of our banana trees have grown to more than 10 feet tall. One plantain is at least 15 tall. And all have sprouted multiple pups some of which are more than 6 feet tall. We haven't done anything more than feed with Banana Fuel, mulch, and look forward to a great harvest. We found Banana Fuel is very easy to mix with water and a bag of this stuff goes a LONG way. If you've been searching for a one-size-fits-all fertilizer product for your bananas and plantains, don't look any further. Banana Fuel is the best!
This is a 2 lb bag of Banana Fuel. Make your bananas happy with Wellspring's premium water-soluble banana fuel and take the guesswork out of feeding your banana trees. Banana Fuel is a premium fertilizer that contains nutrients in the exact amount your bananas need to grow strong, healthy, and create racks of delicious bananas. Banana Fuel is water soluble so it takes seconds to mix and feed. Once a week, use a one-gallon watering can and the amount of fuel specified below. Your bananas will smile and thank you. Each purchase of Banana Fuel ships for FREE!
Here's how much fertilizer you'll need each week:
• Indoor potted plants: 1/4 teaspoon
• Outdoor potted plants: 1/2 teaspoon
• Outdoor landscape plants: 1 teaspoon
What are water–soluble fertilizers?
Water–soluble fertilizers are powdered. Small amounts are measured and poured into room temperature water or slightly warm water. These fertilizers can be mixed right into a watering can or a bottle and used immediately or stored for a few days before use.
What do fertilizer numbers mean?
Different plants have different nutrient requirements, but all plants need 18 elements for optimum growth and health. These elements consist of macronutrients, intermediate nutrients, and micronutrients. Fertilizer numbers represent 3 of the major macronutrients that plants require. These numbers are typically displayed in a format like N-P-K, where each number corresponds to a specific amount of nutrient contained in the fertilizer.
N-P-K or nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) are known as the primary macronutrients. The numbers on any container of fertilizer will always be listed in that order and tell you the proportion of each nutrient in the product. For example, a bag of fertilizer labeled as "10-20-10" contains 10% nitrogen (N), 20% phosphorus (P), and 10% potassium (K) by weight. This formula is 40% fertilizer by weight.
You should always choose a fertilizer with an N-P-K ratio that suits the specific needs of your plants.
Intermediate nutrients, also known as secondary nutrients, play important roles in plant growth and development and are often found in sufficient quantities in most soils and water. Plants require intermediate nutrients in smaller quantities than primary macronutrients. In some cases, supplemental fertilization may be necessary to address intermediate nutrient deficiencies. Each intermediate nutrient can be found separately or added to fertilizer products. Intermediate nutrients added to fertilizer products are not represented by the three numbers or N-P-K. Intermediate nutrients added to any fertilizer will be listed on the label in the specific proportion they're added. The intermediate nutrients are:
Plant micronutrients, also known as trace elements, are essential nutrients required by plants in smaller quantities than intermediate nutrients. Typically, micronutrients are measured in parts per million (ppm) or milligrams per kilogram of soil. Despite their small quantity, these micronutrients play critical roles in various biochemical and physiological processes in plants. The absence or deficiency of micronutrients can lead to various growth abnormalities, reduced yields, and increased susceptibility to diseases and environmental stress. The most important plant micronutrients are:
It's important for gardeners to be aware of the specific micronutrient needs of the plants they are growing and, if necessary, provide micronutrient supplements through fertilizers or soil amendments.
Formulas with small numbers, such as 6-6-6, are referred to as “low-analysis” fertilizers. Low analysis fertilizers are often used when a plant's nutrient requirements are not very high, or when you want to provide balanced nutrition without the risk of over-fertilization. Low-analysis fertilizers are also helpful when you want to apply a fertilizer with a specific nutrient ratio for a particular stage of plant growth or when addressing a specific nutrient deficiency. Low-analysis fertilizers are suitable for a wide range of applications, including general garden use, lawns, and landscaping.
Fertilizers with larger numbers, such as 20-20-20, are “high-analysis.” In general, any fertilizer with N-P-K numbers significantly higher than balanced ratios (e.g., 10-10-10) can be considered a high-analysis fertilizer. High-analysis fertilizers are often used when plants have increased nutrient demands, such as during periods of rapid growth, fruiting, or flowering. They are especially useful for crops that require a substantial supply of nutrients, like vegetables, fruits, and certain ornamental plants.
What is the difference? A 3-pound bag of 20-20-20 is equal to a 10-pound bag of 6-6-6 if other things are equal. Ex: 3 pounds of 20-20-20 [3x(20+20+20)=180] is equal to 10 pounds of 6-6-6 [10x(6+6+6)=180]. Factors that increase quality and price include micronutrient inclusion, high analysis, and slow release.
Wellspring Gardens has an agreement with NYCfigs to distribute Banana Fuel Fertilizer on FigBid.com. Your order will ship directly from Wellspring Gardens' nursery in Central Florida.