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Newbie to banana planting

Posted by amyinms 9 coastal MS ( on
Sat, Mar 24, 07 at 21:37

I was given some banana pups about a dozen or so of them and I no nothing about planting these. My dh really likes them but is of no practical help as to how to plant them lol so for him I really want these to grow. I have no idea what kind they might be or how large the might get. I did search the forum for the answers but I read so many post I feel like my brain is going to fall out lol

I have read they need lots of food to be happy is there a specific kind?

How deep do I plant them?

I live in coastal MS near the beach is there anything I need to look out for (bugs diseases etc)?

How far apart should I plant them?

How much sun do they need?

Thanks so much

Amy in MS

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RE: Newbie to banana planting

You don't say how big they are or if they are potted, etc. - so---assuming they are in a 5 gallon pots, plant then so that the soil level, when in the ground, is the same as it was in the pot. Plant them with lots of compost, and use that as a mulch as well. When actively growing, water frequently and fertilize with triple-16.

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