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Old 12-15-2010, 11:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Chook Manure for Bananas?

If the ones you have in the ground now are doing alright, it should be fine. When putting raw, uncured manure around the plants always make sure you don't set it right against the plant stem since sometimes it can actually cause stem burning or increase in chance of rot. Same with regular mulch. Some plants can handle this and some simply can't. I lost 2 nanners last year to this and a few mats of daylilies since I wasnt paying attention to how close I was putting the compost and mulch to the stems.
Also, if you don't feel comfortable planting directly in the ground or you develope problems later on with the pine tree thing, you can always bring in a ton or two of clean topsoil and raise the bed 12 inches or so since the chems won't leach up.
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