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How to grow Banana Tree in Home Gardening

Updated: Oct 3, 2021

Normally banana trees grows well in tropical and subtropical climate.

When planting a banana plant, we need to find a warm, frost free and wind protected space and the right time to plant is spring and summer.

Banana varieties vary in size and need to be planted accordingly. Most varieties need at least 12 feet or more of space. Smaller varieties can be planted 10 to 11 feet apart.

First prepare a pit of 1 and half feet wide and 1 feet depth. Larger holes should be used in areas of high wind

Next Prepare the soil by adding organic manure mix which consist of cattle manure and neem oil cake power before planting the banana rhizome.

Then add some of the existing soil and am mixing the manure well with the soil.

Now plant the banana rhizome at the centre of the pit and am fill the soil around the banana rhizome.

After planting use some of the existing soil and create a ring around the banana rhizome so that this will help retaining the moisture in the soil

Water the banana rhizome through until the soil becomes moist. This will reduce air pockets in the soil and the moisture level will be maintained for longer duration.

Make sure to water the banana plant daily during the evenings.

After 15 days, New leaves start growing inside, below the ground. They will push up through the middle and will emerge from the centre of the crown

After 30 days, the banana plant will grow upto 2 feet’s and more leaves have come out.

After 90 days, banana requires regular fertilizer requirements which include nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

After 450 days, banana will be ready for harvesting

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