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Burying bananas in pots with passiflora

Posted by karyn1 MD 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 19, 06 at 8:22

I was looking through a passiflora site and read that burying a banana in the soil with the plant will provide it with extra potassium. Has anyone ever done this and did it help your plant? I know that bananas are high in potassium but never considered doing this.
Karyn


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RE: Burying bananas in pots with passiflora

Hmmm, I have never heard of doing that but I would have to question why anyone would do it. Passiflora are very aggressive climbers, they wind those tendrils around anything and everything, I would think that it would choke the banana. I have to keep all my passies away from all the other plants.
Sorry it does not answer your question.


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RE: Burying bananas in pots with passiflora

Sorry for the confusion, I don't mean a banana plant, I mean a piece of fruit buried under the soil. As it decomposes a significant amount of potassium is made available to the passiflora roots. I do bury a whole egg in with my container grown tomatoes.
Karyn


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RE: Burying bananas in pots with passiflora

  • Posted by baci z10Ca (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 20, 06 at 5:06

I do it all the time. It would probably be better to just bury the peel, as the fruit can attract ants. The peel also dries out fairly quickly when exposed to the sun, making it less of an insect attractant.


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RE: Burying bananas in pots with passiflora

Thanks Baci. I think I'll try the peel. I was worried about attracting ants and fruit flies. How far down in the soil do you bury the peel?
Karyn


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RE: Burying bananas in pots with passiflora

I chopped up some banana peels and dug them down a few inches into some of my plants. I'll see if it makes a difference.
Karyn


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