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Old 07-16-2009, 11:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Plant Orinoco's Deep?

This is just my opinion, but...being a horticulturist, there are only certain plants that do well when planted deep. From my experience, I've rarely had a banana that has been uprooted due to wind. Normally, when they blow over, it's a result of the banana having a heavy bunch of fruit and the pstem is weak at a certain point below the bunch. The pstem fails rather than the entire plant being blown over. Once the pstem sets fruit, the main stalk seems to start going downhill, if you take my meaning. It seems to me that at some point, without propping, the main pstem is going to fail once fruit has been set. This has just been my experience. Yours may be different.

I seem to remember Gabe mentioning something about planting deep once upon a time, but I was thinking that had more to do with somewhat dwarfing the plant. I can see where it would help with stability, but I would think that sinking your corm two feet deep might be a bit much. Again, just my opinion.
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