Grow seedlings in banana trunks
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I came across this photo on Facebook, it is from Asian site. What a great way to use those trunks!
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Yes, that is it, thanks.
i put the trunks around the edge of the fence in the veg garden – it makes a great weed barrier – nothing grows thru fence or along fence – saves so much work :tup:
We live on a hill, so any we cut down goes to the bottom side of the citrus trees, to try and hold the mulch in. I’ll gradually ‘terrace’ the area, much to the chooks’ disgust I imagine 😉
What a great idea, I always use mine for mulch, but will be giving this a go, I would imagine the retained moisture in the banana stems would assist loads in giving the seedlings a start. Cheers for the pic 🙂
Great idea :tup: I wonder how you get the seedlings out though? Or if you just stick the whole thing in the ground, although I suppose then they’d be too close together adn I don’t know how long it’d take for the banana trunk to break down. My banana palm is growing so slowly here in Adelaide, I don’t think I’ll have to worry about what to do with unwanted trunks for quite some time. Especially if the chicks keep pecking the new growth 👿
Its a sort of huglekulture I suppose? Even hydroponic? Men like to get very technical which often complicates things, but this is such a simple, straight forward and seemingly effective system. Has got me thinking!
i saw the same pic somewhere the other day too and thought it was a great idea. just not too many old banana trunks to be found in my neighbourhood!
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