Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer This forum is an area where you may discuss the soil to grow banana plants in, as well as soil additives such as teas, composts, manures, fertilizers and related topics.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-10-2009, 02:49 PM   #81 (permalink)
 
Michael_Andrew's Avatar
 
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Zone: 6
Name: Michael
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 517
BananaBucks : 50,688
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 247 Times
Was Thanked 373 Times in 181 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 226 Times
Default Re: biochar

Biosolids California project:

Biosolids Home: CIWMB Organic Materials Management
Michael_Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Michael_Andrew
Old 04-10-2009, 02:51 PM   #82 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 60,804
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,375 Times in 793 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: biochar

Thanks I will check it out.
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Old 04-10-2009, 03:24 PM   #83 (permalink)
Living in Exile
 
damaclese's Avatar
 
Location: Henderson NV
Zone: 9 Mediterranean climate
Name: Paulo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,767
BananaBucks : 215,870
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,352 Times
Was Thanked 1,615 Times in 703 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 101 Times
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chironex View Post
Get what stuff? Sawdust or biochar, I am lost here.
If I'm fallowing your question right. the stuff i was taking about are the left over waste that come from the Clark county water treatment facilities. they dry it out and offer it as fertilizer. however i know it contains a polymer that they use as a floccullent to ade in settling out of wast in the water. they say its harmless but I'm not sure its truly inert.
__________________
Helping to foster understanding for the learning disabled

damaclese is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To damaclese
Old 04-10-2009, 03:28 PM   #84 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 60,804
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,375 Times in 793 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: biochar

Oh, are you talking Milorganite here?
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Old 04-10-2009, 04:08 PM   #85 (permalink)
 
Michael_Andrew's Avatar
 
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Zone: 6
Name: Michael
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 517
BananaBucks : 50,688
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 247 Times
Was Thanked 373 Times in 181 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 226 Times
Default Re: biochar

MIL-waukee-ORGAnic-NITrogEn
CLAR-k-ORGAnic-NITrogEn

So I guess he's talkin Clarorganite
Michael_Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Michael_Andrew
Old 04-10-2009, 05:19 PM   #86 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 60,804
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,375 Times in 793 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael_Andrew View Post
MIL-waukee-ORGAnic-NITrogEn
CLAR-k-ORGAnic-NITrogEn

So I guess he's talkin Clarorganite
LasVorganite - has a better ring to it.
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Said thanks:
Old 04-10-2009, 05:30 PM   #87 (permalink)
Retired.
 
Richard's Avatar
 
Location: Vista, CA
Zone: USDA 10b
Name: Richard
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,211
BananaBucks : 640
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,291 Times
Was Thanked 11,292 Times in 4,328 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,668 Times
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chironex View Post
LasVorganite - has a better ring to it.
Wait, can't we sell this as the riches left in Vegas?
__________________


8 million banana bucks and counting.
Frequently found at GrowingFruit.org
Richard is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Richard
Said thanks:
Old 04-10-2009, 06:27 PM   #88 (permalink)
 
Michael_Andrew's Avatar
 
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Zone: 6
Name: Michael
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 517
BananaBucks : 50,688
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 247 Times
Was Thanked 373 Times in 181 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 226 Times
Default Re: biochar

But you could only sell it locally! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
Michael_Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Michael_Andrew
Old 04-10-2009, 06:57 PM   #89 (permalink)
 
Location: Southern Illinois
Zone: 6-7
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 46
BananaBucks : 5,493
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2 Times
Was Thanked 17 Times in 14 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2 Times
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by damaclese View Post
good luck wih the crushing part. i tried that in a plastic bucket and that was hard on my hands. i used a 2x4. i found it easiest to just pour it out on to the concrete and pound it out that way. be carefully breathing that black dust is vary harmful to you lungs. it wasn't in the end a vary efisiont way of doing it lots of dust blew away. it was a windy day. I'm sure all find a better way if you do let me know. i Keep thinking that surely theres a machine to do this right. LOL you know something like the charcoal crusher by Brigs and straton. LOL or the Biochar maker by Ronco. lol we should ask Ronco to make us one!
What about a wood chipper
hatfam is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To hatfam
Old 04-10-2009, 07:48 PM   #90 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 60,804
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,375 Times in 793 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by hatfam View Post
What about a wood chipper
No way, can you just imagine the dust - Yikes!!!! You would look like a coal miner after a double shift. Or you would look like Al Jolson singing "Mamie"!

I like Bob's idea with the burlap bag and the car.
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Old 04-10-2009, 09:40 PM   #91 (permalink)
 
Michael_Andrew's Avatar
 
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Zone: 6
Name: Michael
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 517
BananaBucks : 50,688
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 247 Times
Was Thanked 373 Times in 181 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 226 Times
Default Re: biochar

Actually I think the wood chipper is an excellent idea! Run the wood thru the chipper then process it into biochar.
Michael_Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Michael_Andrew

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 04-10-2009, 10:36 PM   #92 (permalink)
The causasian Asian!
 
Chironex's Avatar
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Zone: I have no idea
Name: Scot
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,788
BananaBucks : 60,804
Feedback: 9 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 4,544 Times
Was Thanked 1,375 Times in 793 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 609 Times
Send a message via MSN to Chironex Send a message via Yahoo to Chironex
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael_Andrew View Post
But you could only sell it locally! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
This post is more sinister than meets the eye. hahaha
__________________
Scot


Click for Jakarta, Indonesia Forecast
Chironex is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Chironex
Said thanks:
Old 04-17-2009, 07:27 AM   #93 (permalink)
Living in Exile
 
damaclese's Avatar
 
Location: Henderson NV
Zone: 9 Mediterranean climate
Name: Paulo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,767
BananaBucks : 215,870
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,352 Times
Was Thanked 1,615 Times in 703 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 101 Times
Default Re: biochar

I've been looking for a source for Biochar that is made in an environmentally sound way. I've located several. Waiting to here back on pricing. Any one interested MSG me and all pass the Co names and pricing to you.

the best one is from a co. called charGrow there biochar comes pre inoculated with Microsomals. Is pre crushed to the correct size. this is the one I'm thinking of getting just depends on there pricing. It sounds exspesiv but all just have to Waite and see.

Beats the heck out of Crushing the stuff up which is a pain and times consuming along with some what dangerous to your health
__________________
Helping to foster understanding for the learning disabled

damaclese is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To damaclese
Said thanks:
Old 04-18-2009, 08:27 AM   #94 (permalink)
Member
 
CookieCows's Avatar
 
Location: Kentucky
Zone: 6-7
Name: Deb
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,182
BananaBucks : 48,638
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,345 Times
Was Thanked 689 Times in 391 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 159 Times
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by damaclese View Post
I've been looking for a source for Biochar that is made in an environmentally sound way. I've located several. Waiting to here back on pricing. Any one interested MSG me and all pass the Co names and pricing to you.

the best one is from a co. called charGrow there biochar comes pre inoculated with Microsomals. Is pre crushed to the correct size. this is the one I'm thinking of getting just depends on there pricing. It sounds exspesiv but all just have to Waite and see.

Beats the heck out of Crushing the stuff up which is a pain and times consuming along with some what dangerous to your health
I'd be interested in knowing the cost etc. on this and with the cost of it in mind.... am I correct in that you only mix biochar into your beds once? I haven't started smashing my bag up yet and still have to buy whatever it is I need to soak it in also. It would be really great to be able to buy it already done.
__________________

CookieCows is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To CookieCows
Said thanks:
Old 04-19-2009, 08:10 PM   #95 (permalink)
Living in Exile
 
damaclese's Avatar
 
Location: Henderson NV
Zone: 9 Mediterranean climate
Name: Paulo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,767
BananaBucks : 215,870
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,352 Times
Was Thanked 1,615 Times in 703 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 101 Times
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by CookieCows View Post
I'd be interested in knowing the cost etc. on this and with the cost of it in mind.... am I correct in that you only mix biochar into your beds once? I haven't started smashing my bag up yet and still have to buy whatever it is I need to soak it in also. It would be really great to be able to buy it already done.
Yes only ones if you get the right amount in the first place iv been told that 1 qft per 1 qyd it the ratio to go with but that is quite alot so if you cant do that much i think any is better then nothing
__________________
Helping to foster understanding for the learning disabled

damaclese is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To damaclese
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 04-19-2009, 08:37 PM   #96 (permalink)
Banned
 
lorax's Avatar
 
Location: Ecuador, South America
Zone: USDA 13 / Köppen-Geiger BSh
Name: Lorax
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,532
BananaBucks : 194,214
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 742 Times
Was Thanked 3,014 Times in 1,183 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 464 Times
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chironex View Post
LasVorganite - has a better ring to it.
For some reason I read that as "Las-VOGON-ite" and had to think about where you'd get enough excess Vogons to make fertilizer.
lorax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lorax
Said thanks:
Old 04-20-2009, 06:35 PM   #97 (permalink)
 
adrift's Avatar
 
Location: Central FL
Zone: 9a
Name: KJ
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 173
BananaBucks : 12,582
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 619 Times
Was Thanked 195 Times in 87 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 322 Times
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chironex View Post
LasVorganite - has a better ring to it.
Sounds like an alien species in a Heinlein book.
__________________
I was bananas before being bananas was cool.

CoCoRaHS! "Volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nation."
http://www.cocorahs.org/


Click for Lake Alfred, Florida Forecast
adrift is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To adrift
Said thanks:
Old 04-20-2009, 06:38 PM   #98 (permalink)
 
adrift's Avatar
 
Location: Central FL
Zone: 9a
Name: KJ
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 173
BananaBucks : 12,582
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 619 Times
Was Thanked 195 Times in 87 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 322 Times
Default Re: biochar

Quote:
Originally Posted by lorax View Post
For some reason I read that as "Las-VOGON-ite" and had to think about where you'd get enough excess Vogons to make fertilizer.
I guess if I had read a little further I would have seen that I'm not the only twisted one around here. This round's on me Lorax.
__________________
I was bananas before being bananas was cool.

CoCoRaHS! "Volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nation."
http://www.cocorahs.org/


Click for Lake Alfred, Florida Forecast
adrift is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To adrift
Old 04-21-2009, 07:03 AM   #99 (permalink)
Living in Exile
 
damaclese's Avatar
 
Location: Henderson NV
Zone: 9 Mediterranean climate
Name: Paulo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,767
BananaBucks : 215,870
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,352 Times
Was Thanked 1,615 Times in 703 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 101 Times
Default Re: biochar

well not one Co that i wrote to has responded to any of my e-mails so i guess I'm going to have to make my own Biochar so I'm looking for some plans for a soler powered bio furnace all post them here if i can find a free one
__________________
Helping to foster understanding for the learning disabled

damaclese is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To damaclese
Said thanks:
Old 05-01-2009, 03:39 PM   #100 (permalink)
Member
 
CookieCows's Avatar
 
Location: Kentucky
Zone: 6-7
Name: Deb
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,182
BananaBucks : 48,638
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,345 Times
Was Thanked 689 Times in 391 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 159 Times
Default Re: biochar

I'm ready to crush up my bag and soak it. Can I just mix it in a wheel barrow with the water we bring up from the stock pond that is high in nitrates? Is there anything else I need? After mixing that up can we just rotatill that into the bed or does it need to sit for awhile? We've already rotatilled in a bunch of composted manure/dirt/hay.

BTW Pauly I looked at your roses in the photo gallery.... beautiful!!

Deb
__________________

CookieCows is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To CookieCows
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Earth Worm Castings
Next Thread: makeing home made soil mix





Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.