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.

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