Saturday, September 05, 2009
September Plantation Report
July 5 photo here. May 30 photo here.
I have made a mulch bed recently, as you can see, where I dump grass clippings, palm fronds, and compost from our composter. The idea is not only to enrich the soil (I apply a monthly dose of specially mixed banana fertilizer) but also to protect against the dreaded nematode. That bug fastens on the roots and sucks the nutrients. According to the advice I received from the people at Katie's Going Bananas, keeping the ground covered this way gives you the greatest chance of avoiding them.