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Genuine

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bananas are high in potassium arent they? supposedly 1 banana contains 20% more than your body requires in a day. plus, the decomposition of the banana would create nitrogen wouldnt it?? so is it feasible?
 
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I am prety sure if I tried to feed my plants a banana they would look at me as if I was a madman and tell me they are plants not monkeys.
Seriously, I am sure it would need to be composted for it to be worthwhile since the potassium is probably not in a form easily absorbed by the plants. So overall I would say if you wanted to use banana's, they would need to be composted along with a variety of other vegitative matter so provide the range of nutrients. Remember, much potassium is needed when flowering but not nitrogen.

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for some reason i thought i could go Squanto on the banana and the plant, like how he and the rest of his Native American crew would place raw fish in the soil where the corn was growing for better yields? Then they taught the ailing pilgrims the trick which caused them to produce better crop and they all had a great feast, except in this case the pilgrims are my friends, customers and I and the improved corn would actually be the buds and instead of a great feast we would have a great high :hubba:


and then a great feast.

composting is basically just letting it rot (decompose) and mixing it in with the soil/fertilizer or whatever medium you use to feed the plant, right? thats what occurs when you leave any nonshielded organic material anywhere, such as Squanto placing fish in the soil. Instead, i would place a banana where the same process would occur but different concentrations of nutrients would be released into the soil, such as potassium which is the aim. but you say nitrogen and potassium amounts differ at different stages of growth so that sort of blew this idea to shreds
 
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No, I would not be putting a banana in my soil. Composting is more than letting a substance rot and then putting it in your soil. In addition, plants use nutrients differently than people. Just because we can use the potassium in bananas doesn't necessarily mean that plants can. I recommend a good quality nute formulated for mj.
 

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Composting is an organic process. during which you will have some anerobic action. This is not healthy for any plant or human. Also during compost heat build up. I've seen compost heaps burst into flames via spontaneous combustion.
It must be fully composted prior to use.
Yes squanto figured out the very first "fish emulsion". but has since been fine tuned by science how to apply it correctly.
 

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Ol Squanto put that fish in the ground well before the seed went in. Weeks if not months before.

The myth and reality are 2 different things. LOL

What WOULD work very well is a worm bin. Feed that banana to the worms and let them convert it to something the plants will love, castings.

Wet
 

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If you want to put any fruits in your soil you should do it like this:

Get the fruits in a blender, then use the pulp that remains in the blender and mix it with water that you give to the plants. If you do this in the flowering stage you can even get the taste from the fruits on to the buds.

Stay safe ! ;)
 

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DonConSemillas said:
If you want to put any fruits in your soil you should do it like this:

Get the fruits in a blender, then use the pulp that remains in the blender and mix it with water that you give to the plants. If you do this in the flowering stage you can even get the taste from the fruits on to the buds.

Stay safe ! ;)
would that really work?
 

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The Hemp Goddess said:
LOL--NO that does not work. I would also believe that it would draw pests like ants and flies.
Bit of a hijack but are ants bad for these plants?

I have a LOT of ants!
 

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Depends on the type of ants you have.I lost a seven footer to ants last year. Ants in the pants I can tolerate but ants on the plants I will not.
 
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I am not sure that ants are beneficial to any plants. I certainly know that I do not want them in my home.
 

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Some ants farm aphids just like we farm cattle. They feed on the 'honeydew' the aphids produce.
 

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My strongest most pissy plant was hungry!! So I feed Her a Banana She snatched it up swallowed it Down her Main Cola and DEMANDED More the Hungry Fat GIRL She sure loves them Bananas!! LMFAO
 

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BudLover#69 said:
My strongest most pissy plant was hungry!! So I feed Her a Banana She snatched it up swallowed it Down her Main Cola and DEMANDED More the She sure loves them Bananas!! LMFAO
:rofl:
 

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