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Old 02-13-2013, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Here is a possible use for the pseudostem after it fruits instead of chopping it into the compost pile.

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Old 02-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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now that is thinking outside the stem..wonderful idea
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Love it man I bet it holds moaster good . Thanks for the post
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Looks like a great idea, but I'd personally rather the stems go back into feeding my bananas.
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It looks good I like to see people using things in different ways, great work
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Looks cool. You could building a growing fence with them.
Illia mentioned putting them back to use for more bananas-composting, I guess- but it's hard to capture much of the nutrients without a sealed digester system. I have heard of such, and they make alcohol as well, but I can't find a link to it.
My family is feeding "expired" p-stems to our pigs, and they will eat all we give them. It's about half their diet by calories, so it's saving big bucks. The trick is to slice the p-stems about an eigth inch thick. That lets them digest it without stomach problems. It's a lot of work when your feeding 30 pigs, so I've got an automated slicer in the works. Kind of like a huge deli slicer, but the blade moves instead of the balony/p-stem. It sits at an angle so the p-stem slides down by gravity after each cut.
If any one is interested I'll share the design.
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Personally don't think it's a good idea, mainly because transplanting later will be more stressful and difficult than if a pot or a compostable pot was used.

Really liked the idea that bamboo was used for the support.

I believe as much of the plant should go back into the soil as Illia wrote.


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but it's hard to capture much of the nutrients without a sealed digester system.
Actually it's not difficult at all, and on a percentage basis more chemically synthesized inorganic fertilizers is lost than organic fertilizers.
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Personally don't think it's a good idea, mainly because transplanting later will be more stressful and difficult than if a pot or a compostable pot was used.

Really liked the idea that bamboo was used for the support.

I believe as much of the plant should go back into the soil as Illia wrote.




Actually it's not difficult at all, and on a percentage basis more chemically synthesized inorganic fertilizers is lost than organic fertilizers.
yes I agree .... but even so, the dried p stem planter could be planted once the ground after some time ....

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What about banana corm weevils? If I leave the old pseudostem on the ground the bugs will come!
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What about banana corm weevils? If I leave the old pseudostem on the ground the bugs will come!
this method actually is good to use the p stem as a temporary planter....once the plant grow up, just move the plants (flower or etc) with that decaying banana stem into another container .... as banana stems naturally decays


but this method very suitable for vegetable plants for vegetable growing period is not long
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