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Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants This forum is for discussing propagation techniques of banana plants. Tissue culturing is the popular process of creating clones from a source plant. There are other techniques to propagate banana plants however, such as nicking corms or dividing corms. Learn more inside.


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Old 10-26-2018, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Self Watering flood trays

So I've been growing for a number of years now. Always learning, well trying but something hit me on the head the other day. Why not make a self watering flood system so I can stop hand watering and wasting so much water?
My plants are in 4" pots and when they start getting bigger it's harder to water from above as they act like umbrellas. LOTS of wasted water and time.
Pictured is my self watering flood trays.
The water is pumped up from the reservoir below, once the tray is full enough it starts self siphoning to the next tray below. And then again to the next tray below, and then back into the reservoir.

I am still working out the logistics and other fine tuning.
But so far has worked great with the 1 watering I have done.
Ran the pump for about 1 hour, saturated the pots and have not watered since. It's been almost 1 week. The pots are still moist so I think I may install a fan to get more air flow.







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Old 10-29-2018, 12:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I really like that! Where did you get those awesome trays!!
Great job!
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I really like that! Where did you get those awesome trays!!
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Dude, those awesome trays were a PAIN in the A** to find and get.
They are active aqua low rise flood trays 2x4'. Ask any hydro shop for those.

wokring great so far. watering the plants ONCE.....ONCE a week now.

so much better than wasting water on the ground and missing the soil.
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