Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fruit Fuel Fertilizer for my Banana's

 ~ I will be getting some Fruit Fuel fertilizer for my banana's from Plants That Produce.  It is already on its way.  I look forward to trying Fruit Fuel on my SDC banana plant to see if it will help them fruit this summer.

~UPDATE 1-24-12: The Fruit Fuel fertilizer from Plants That Produce was delivered today. Delivery was very prompt.

 ~ There is a post that discusses Fruit Fuel in the Bananas.org in a Fruit Fuel fertilizer thread.

Plant Information:Super Dwarf Cavendish
Lighting:4 ft. 6 tube - T-5 6400k High output fluorescent
Light hours:14 On - 10 Off
Soil Release Fertilizer: ~ Dr. Earth 6-4-6 tropical - Now using for general plant soil revitalization of depleted soil. I no longer plan to use on my bananas
Soluble Fertilizer:Miracle Grow 24-8-16 - One tsp. to One Gallon
Grow More 16-8-24 Fruit Fuel ~ Premium Fruit Formula for application throughout the growing season. Contains full-spectrum of secondary and micronutrients utilized by fruiting plants. Provides plants with a steady dosage of potash for use during present cycle of fruit production or storage for next year's crop. Lower Nitrogen to Potassium ratio to discourage flower and fruit drop. Sufficient Phosphate level for excellent performance without overstimulating the plant to bloom out of season.
Soil: ~ Standard potting soil - Drainage not ideal
Container Pot: ~ 16.32 gallons - 12" deep by 20" width - Looking for a larger pot.
Pest Control: ~ Insecticidal soap, Diatomaceous earth
Walk in plant closet:7' x 4'-6" - With curtain and circulation fan.
Temperature:Low 65 - Average 70-75 - High 80