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Old 09-11-2012, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Joy my reason for thick layer of mulch..

retains moister of course...i find that they tend to pup more,pups are sent out higher on corm{easier to remove pups}..i always use clippings,some i use fresh some i compost for a couple of weeks..my experience...anyone eles find it to work where you are,..or maybe you see no difference..possible combo mulch and good fertilizer..and again mabye just me but my sword to watar pup ratio is 4 to 1..{pics in my photos}
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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retains moister of course...i find that they tend to pup more,pups are sent out higher on corm{easier to remove pups}..i always use clippings,some i use fresh some i compost for a couple of weeks..my experience...anyone eles find it to work where you are,..or maybe you see no difference..possible combo mulch and good fertilizer..and again mabye just me but my sword to watar pup ratio is 4 to 1..{pics in my photos}
How thick is your mulch layer ?

Thanks for adding your sword to watar pup ratio of 4 to 1.

I am well above 10 to 1, but probably below 15 to 1.
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We have all sandy soil being coastal. So several inches of mulch and food and my nanners have grown like nuts!! Saba started out in Feb as a ft tall. Now its 12ft. That's with missed feedings/watering . Everything has gone pup/sword crazy except Saba.
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12 to 24 inch deep..2 to 3 feet out ...yea if i was in puerto rico i might get that kind of ratio...here in florida we do what we can...thanks
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I have heavy clay soil. I've been applying mulch and organic fertilizer, and my plants really seem to be enjoying it.
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