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Old 08-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Unhappy Propping up a fruiting banana tree

hi

Does anyone know how to make a prop to support a heavy-fruiting banana stem? My cavendish is starting to lean
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is the support good?
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I made mine the exact same way. I glued the pieces together using pvc glue and used a cheap length of structural pine instead of a length of pvc pipe as a support as it was cheaper and seems strong enough.

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In NSW, they use one stake with a horse shoe attached to the top. Not sure how they make it though
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I make mine from timber bamboo and hemp rope. They are aesthetically pleasing.
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Assembly required - instructions are not.

2 pieces of structural pine and a pin.



Assembed contraption in closed storage mode.



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Assembly required - instructions are not.

2 pieces of structural pine and a pin.



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Makes perfect sense!
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See Growing Tips about 2/3 of the ways down.
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Makes perfect sense!
Much stronger and cheaper than using PVC.

Will easily support 400 kg bunches.







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Still waiting for my first 400 kg bunch.
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Still waiting for my first 400 kg bunch.
That's great that you have something to look forward to,

and now you'll be prepared if it ever happens.
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