Lets see, how to plant and grow Banana Tree in the garden. Here we are going to use Banana Rhizome to grow Banana tree
Before planting a banana plant, we need to find a warm, and wind protected space and the right time to plant is well before summer.
Banana varieties vary in size and need to be planted accordingly. Most varieties are planted at a gap of 12 feet. Dwarf varieties can be planted 10 to 11 feet apart.
Then add some of the existing soil and am mixing the manure well with the soil.
After 30 days, the banana plant will grow upto 2 feet’s and more leaves have come out.
After 90 days, lets Fertilize the banana tree. We can use store bought bio fertilizer, compost, manure, or a mixture of these and apply at an even ring around the banana plant and repeat at every quarter.
Fertilizers that we apply should be rich in Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium to get better yield form Banana tree. Bananas require very high amounts of Potassium, but the other nutrients are important as well.
Here we are applying well composted cow dung manure and it is rich in Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium and the banana tree will give good yield. After fertilizing Water the ring of fertilizer as well to help it soak into the soil
Never remove the leaves around the flower, as they protect it from the sun. Also proper support needs to be provided for the banana tree.