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Old 02-20-2017, 08:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am just getting started at growing banans and currently have 3 plants that are growing indoors that I started last fall. I plan to move them to an inground plot in a few weeks once the risk of a late season freeze has past (I am in Louisiana on the 8b/9a line). I currently have a mound where I plan to plant them of composted cow manure that is about 5 feet wide by about 15 feet long and 6 or so inches high that I put down last fall.

I also have available a large supply of somewhat fresher cattle manure available for free from the family cattle ranch and I am wondering if I should get some of it or if it would be too fresh and burn the bananas. The manure in question is mixed with hay, and partly composted some more so, some less and was from a recently cleaned out cattle lot, it is currently in 6-7 ft high piles and has been sitting for about 2 weeks, the cattle lots had been empty for another 2-3 weeks prior to being cleaned out, so the freshest manure was probably in a cow about 5-6 weeks ago, and the oldest is probably 3-4 months old.

So should I put down some of the fresher manure, if so how much?

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Old 02-20-2017, 09:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: A cow manure question

When ever I plant any bananas out each year I use 50-100lbs of manure on each banana I re plant. also if theres a cold snap manure naturally stays warm and if I have to water it I use very warm blue miracle grow water.

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