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Old 05-26-2022, 02:12 PM
 
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Triple Super Phosphate 0-46-0 is definitely highly recommended and makes your flowering plants burst with blooms.
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Old 05-31-2022, 03:09 PM
 
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Maybe I already said it, but a pitcher of water with banana peels soaking in it. Soak them for two days or more, throw the water on the plants and watch! Potassium probably. It took my Raubritter rose from a few branches to full of buds and now fully in flower in no time! Works on other flowers too.
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Old 06-09-2022, 02:40 PM
 
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As much as I am tempted to try that there’s a part of me that just can’t do it.



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Maybe I already said it, but a pitcher of water with banana peels soaking in it. Soak them for two days or more, throw the water on the plants and watch! Potassium probably. It took my Raubritter rose from a few branches to full of buds and now fully in flower in no time! Works on other flowers too.
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Old 06-19-2022, 04:11 PM
 
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Triple phosphate speaks for itself.

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Old 06-20-2022, 04:09 PM
 
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Maybe I already said it, but a pitcher of water with banana peels soaking in it. Soak them for two days or more, throw the water on the plants and watch! Potassium probably. It took my Raubritter rose from a few branches to full of buds and now fully in flower in no time! Works on other flowers too.
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As much as I am tempted to try that there’s a part of me that just can’t do it.

Why not? I took a huge glass pitcher that I never use, stuck all the leftover banana peels into it, filled it with water, covered it with plastic wrap and just left it on the kitchen counter for a few days. Didn't really know if it would work but BAM! Those roses went from nothing to (I couldn't stop taking pictures of them.) And so I tried another batch on other flowers and got the same results. Found the suggestion online. It says you can also cut up banana peels and throw them around your flower bed so I do that too, behind the big plants where it doesn't show. Got some more brewing right now, lol.
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Old 06-26-2022, 03:28 AM
 
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That stuff does an amazing job.



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Miracle Grow bloom booster makes my oleanders literally sag to the ground with blooms. Absolutely incredible. Never seen anything like it.
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Old 07-13-2022, 03:56 AM
 
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Just applied another application of BioAdvanced All in One Rose and Flower Care Granules to all the perennials.
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Old 07-14-2022, 10:53 AM
 
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Banana peels can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to 2 years to break down, depending on the soil’s conditions. The peels do not decompose quickly unless they’re surrounded by microorganisms and insects. Adding banana peels to already working compost piles will speed up their decomposition.
Just throwing them down and watering them and seeing them perk up quickly would be the result of the extra watering not the banana peel.
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Old 07-14-2022, 05:24 PM
 
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Banana peels can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to 2 years to break down, depending on the soil’s conditions. The peels do not decompose quickly unless they’re surrounded by microorganisms and insects. Adding banana peels to already working compost piles will speed up their decomposition.
Just throwing them down and watering them and seeing them perk up quickly would be the result of the extra watering not the banana peel.
I'm not so sure. I cut the banana peels up and soak them in a pitcher of water for a few days. Then I water the flowers. It seems to work fast but there's no way I can prove it. I throw the leftovers on the ground in flower areas but they need to decompose first, so that's a long range help.
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Old 07-18-2022, 05:47 PM
 
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Whatever works best.

Lately been using Miracle-Gro Shake 'N Feed Rose & Bloom Plant Food 10-18-9.



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Banana peels can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to 2 years to break down, depending on the soil’s conditions. The peels do not decompose quickly unless they’re surrounded by microorganisms and insects. Adding banana peels to already working compost piles will speed up their decomposition.
Just throwing them down and watering them and seeing them perk up quickly would be the result of the extra watering not the banana peel.
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