Anyone who is interested in growing bananas will be interested in a Banana Plants Buyers Guide. When you purchase bananas from a local market, the bananas will arrive wrapped in banana paper. If you are lucky enough to live in an area that has good soil and water conditions, then you have a wonderful source of organic waste material. But if you live in an area that does not, you can turn your organic waste material into cash.
There are many people that would rather use their organic waste to create money instead of giving it away as an offering at a charity. The banana plant is one of the easiest plants to grow and harvest. It grows up to three feet high and produces an abundance of fruit when properly cared for. This makes it easy to harvest the excess that is leftover from harvesting.
Like all banana plants, the plant needs to have regular water and fertilizer to thrive. You will need to provide the plant with approximately four inches of water per week during the growing season. During the dry months, you should reduce the water to two inches. For the first year, you can use balanced plant food such as blood meals or commercial plant food. You may decide to switch to organic foods once you see the results of your efforts.
One of the best things about this plant is that there is little room for pests or fungal diseases. As long as you do not mist the plant, you will be able to avoid any problems. You can get the advice of a nursery manager or a fellow grower to help you create a proper care plan. This is particularly important if you are starting out and do not know what you need to do.
The banana plant needs a sunny location. The soil should drain easily and the temperatures should be just right. The leaves on these plants should be allowed to grow continuously and the soil should be moist when the leaves appear. You will need to water the plants often during the summer season but do not over-water the plants.
If you are starting your own organic farm, then you will need to take care of pests such as aphids, red spider, whitefly and potato spider. You should have a reasonable supply of insecticides on hand to control these insects. However, plant diseases are also a problem for banana farmers. You will need to learn how to recognize plant diseases and take appropriate treatment for them. You will need to spend time learning about plant care, pest control, and selecting the best growing conditions for your plantings.
A banana plant does not produce fresh fruit all the time. The leaves on the plant will start to yellow and turn brown from being exposed to the sun. This is called leaf blight and it will eventually die. The main problem with this disease is that it takes six to nine weeks before new leaves appear and the plant will not produce any fruit during that time. To prevent this from happening, you should thin out the plants during this time.
Although they are not very bushy, banana plants will grow well if you provide them with enough room to grow in. Do not keep them in containers that are too large for the areas that you want them to grow. Just remember that if you give your banana plant too much room, it may get so crowded that the other smaller plants in the area will compete for space and will ultimately lead to your banana plant dying out. Do not give your banana plants too much water either. They do not like to drown and the leaves will start to wilt if you do not give them adequate water.