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Old 02-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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.I am planning to repot my Rajapuri(3ft) which is at the moment in a 20l pot to a larger pot. I would like to keep the substrate as light as possible since it will be easy to move the container indoors in winter. I bought some cocopeat blocks and a large 40l self watering container. both these things are new for me. So I wanted to know if anyone has experience with these? is it at all a feasible idea for a banana.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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.I am planning to repot my Rajapuri(3ft) which is at the moment in a 20l pot to a larger pot. I would like to keep the substrate as light as possible since it will be easy to move the container indoors in winter. I bought some cocopeat blocks and a large 40l self watering container. both these things are new for me. So I wanted to know if anyone has experience with these? is it at all a feasible idea for a banana.
thanks for all advices in advance
Coco substrate is used as a supplement to the main ground for better water and air permeability, depending on the particle size the growth of epiphytes, hydroponics and seed germination. I would not use it as a basic primer, because it dries quickly, and bananas, with their large leaves evaporate a lot of water. Contains no nutrients, so will need to select the concentration of fertilizers, frequent watering, fertilizer will be washed out of the substrate. Container 40 liters Rajapuri small. To move the container I pan with plastic castors. But they break from this weight, so it's best to do some board with wheels reliably.
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Coco substrate is used as a supplement to the main ground for better water and air permeability, depending on the particle size the growth of epiphytes, hydroponics and seed germination. I would not use it as a basic primer, because it dries quickly, and bananas, with their large leaves evaporate a lot of water. Contains no nutrients, so will need to select the concentration of fertilizers, frequent watering, fertilizer will be washed out of the substrate. Container 40 liters Rajapuri small. To move the container I pan with plastic castors. But they break from this weight, so it's best to do some board with wheels reliably.
I found this thread very interesting. I don't intentionally use a coco substrate, so can't comment on that.
I do use a 15 liter self watering container to supply 8 large banana plants and would like to see and understand how your system functions.
I designed my system about 10 years and have never changed the water. It has functioned exactly as intended, and my plants have the same moisture level throughout the growing cycle.

Some photos would be greatly appreciated.
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Hmm...never inserted photos here , but i shall soon put up some foots.
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We use the coco peat as an additive to help retain moisture. As romul mentioned, water and minerals can wash out if too much water is applied at one time. I find that as an additive it does help keep the soil moist longer and as slow as I am I need all the help I can get. Get some photos posted when you get started. Thanks and good growing.
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the project seems to be a bit on the sloppy side, first we all went thru the gastroenteritis and now that i am fit again my banana seems to getting a bit fussy with its leaves. but the un-repotted version is in my gallery for a quick glance.
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Oakshadow,
I also have figs(brown-torkey, osbone proliferic),
murraya koenigii(curry leaves),
limquats, calmondin, pommegranate(grown from a seed from the salad..lol)
all indoor in containers , looking out of the window and waiting desperately for spring.
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coco coir and perlte make a very good growing medium
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