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Are coffee grounds good for banana trees?

Last Updated: 20th April, 2021

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And try saving your old coffee grounds as they are an excellent source of slow-release nitrogen. Sprinkle used grounds around your plants every two months before rain or watering and your banana plants will be happy! The banana will quit growing during the colder climate so its requirements are less demanding.

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Keeping this in consideration, what is the best fertilizer for banana trees?

A banana plant's rapid growth rate makes it a heavy feeder. Young plants may need as much as ¼ to ½ pound of fertilizer per month. A balanced fertilizer of 8-10-8 (NPK) is recommended.

Subsequently, question is, is Miracle Grow good for banana trees? The miracle grow will probably work fine if it's the 24-8-16 type..but, if you have other options similar to the above mentioned ferts, use those instead.

Then, which plants like used coffee grounds?

Fresh Coffee Grounds for Acid-Loving Plants Your acid-loving plants like hydrangeas, rhododendrons, azaleas, lily of the valley, blueberries, carrots, and radishes can get a boost from fresh grounds. However, tomatoes do not like fresh coffee grounds; keep them out of that area of the garden.

Which plants like banana peels?

Tomatoes. According to a field trial run by Jim Sherman, organic gardening consultant, the roots of tomato plants swaddled in banana peels produce tomatoes that are twice as big as plants grown without them. The large amounts of potassium in the banana skins are credited for producing such robust tomatoes.

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Can I put coffee grounds in my potted plants?

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Do coffee grounds attract rats?

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