Toss the peels and whole bananas into a blender. Welcome to the Bananas.org forums. Zillons of fruit flies as the banana turns to mush and basically dissolves. Place a least one whole banana in the hole, then plant the rose as you normally would. This stuff is a natural mineral, certified for organic farming, and 5 pounds of it contains the same amount of potassium as 2,500 bananas, peel and all. 1) Plant or transplant a rose with bananas. I tried a new rooting medium and a different rose rooting hormone. I thought we were talking about the occasional banana peel here or there. What is the dry weight of a banana? Feb 11, 2018 - I have tried just about every method out there to propagate roses from cuttings. Maybe all the banana is doing is keeping him from massively over watering and protecting the cutting from himself. I"m going to experiment with some tomatoes that I planted recently for a fall harvest....let's see how they like the coffee/banana smoothy too. I got such a kick from throwing those black peels during planting time! I say we just put the banana in the potting mix. I don't mean to work up Michael and Mike, but seriously, has anyone found banana/banana peel effective in correcting weak necks on roses? The Propagation of Bananas. Find out which ones, from old-fashioned to modern, are right for you, Make 'cheery' the name of your garden game when you order your roses sunny side up, The nutrients in your soil feed the plants that feed you. The inside of the bag was so fuzzy it looked like a family of spiders exploded. I also got a canister to keep a week’s worth on the counter http://www.simplehuman.com/slim-canister-set-fingerprint-proof-brushed-stainless-steel Beautifully made, heavy duty, warrantied. Some people have even added honey to willow water to aid in rooting. Roses need a number of nutrients to thrive. I am still thinking what experiment that is for. Then two ounces of bark mulch or two ounces of dry grass clippings add about the same amount of organic matter as a banana. I am gonna try the plantain rooting with a 7 Lakes UNK cutting as they cost me zero and I already have more of those trees than I have space here for so rest are going to the farm anyhow. Rooting hormones are plant growth substances that are applied to influence root formation in cuttings. So you could put those out too for the butterflies. Pollinating Bananas. The word play is so rich with possibilities, I just can't handle it. Now I wonder if this is even possible. Dig a hole that is larger than the root ball. BAHAHAHHAHAAHA! Remove the thorns on the bottom half of the rose. The strange part is that there is plenty of room between houses so the sound doesn't carry over to anyone else's house. I have a relative who told me she always just buried the peels, but accidentally found a better way. Potting mixes, pure DE, direct planting, etc. Some roses are patented and propagation is forbidden, you have to check the plant tag to know for sure. Sometimes you just have to experiment with different timing if your first attempt fails. I don't think there's a shortage of ways people have used to root cuttings. I used to blend banana into paste and add it to orchid seed germination medium to stimulate germination and growth. I do suspect rotten banana has a fairly low pH( will measure it) so may have some antibacterial./ fungal properties. I love that my pattern can be lighter and nice for spring and summer with white or green linen and good at Christmas too with red and green table linen. That is my worry about the banana as well. My neighborhood assoc. During her hip replacement convalescence, apparently the banana peel bucket never got emptied. Dec 6, 2016 - I have tried just about every method out there to propagate roses from cuttings. Overnight the rose will absorb the banana completely. If dug into the soil they will breakdown quickly.IMHO, having a choice, I think adding organics (bananas) would be the better choice.Besides new basal canes would stand up tall and erect with no weak necks. This is partly due to growing climates and zones. Add a little water to make a slurry. Banana peels are a source of potassium, but you would be much better off to get some powdered potassium and sprinkle about a half cup around the drip line of the plant in the fall, then bother with the peels now wherein they can draw flies, etc. Put your soil in a pot that is wide enough for your cover to fit over but have a space around the rim. When you make the planting hole, and add compost/soil in the bottom w/ the bone meal, you take your old banana peal and throw it in there, then get your root ball in there and plant.It's that easy! Mmm. Also, why is it environmentally bad? I can't say I picture them together before reading this. For what it's worth: The usual reason given for feeding roses bananas is the potassium and because they're organic. We can report from experience that portulaca will root to the spot if you just drop a stem onto the lawn or flower bed. I'm convinced that it's a beneficial thing to do. Of the avian kind? Obviously there ARE microorganisms that DO grow great in rotten banana but just maybe they have no tendency to digest fig cuttings? Tamp 'er down good. How long ago did you “plant” the cutting in the banana? I planted 10 roses this way (we have lots of banana eaters at my house) so saving them was easy! Lol, That is another kind of control group. The purpose of this article is to fill in a few of these gaps. It is full of hormones... and the green bananas are even better. For transplanted roses, it might be larger; it will depend upon the size of the root ball. When the bucket is full the roses get a little snack. Using honey or aloe will help prevent bacteria and fungi from forming on new growths, while aspirin or willow branches will provide growth hormones so roots develop faster. While you can buy many rooting powders or tonics from gardening stores, you can make your own using things you may have around your home. Thanks, Connie. Shorebirds often nest and sleep in huge colonies on rookery islands to get away from predators. Oh, glad to get that info. Does that mean ALL the Austins can have straight stems for cutting now??? Deb @ PaperTurtle October 21, 2013 at 5:01 PM. Many roses are grafted which means the root stock is different than the plant itself. I'm surprised The Two Michaels haven't heard of this breakthrough. Bare-root roses need to be planted in winter when they are leafless, but potted roses can be planted all year round. A little too much wildlife maybe? I have my mother's which I do not care for, but am hanging on to it for my nieces who don't have room for it yet. so cutting is progressing and not behavving like the buried part inside the banana is rotting.if this leafs out good I presume roots will have to pierce the banana peel and get to te potting mix.I will leave bag closed til get a shoot and good leaves then all goes out doors for some warm spring sun.Looks like this actually is WORKING!maybe because a bananais not JUICY but is MOIST and slightly acid which discourages fungi in other settings!Photos comnig when end game time. i rooteded mine in water 7-10 days. Use the banana peels when you begin planting your roses by placing them at the bottom of the hole you’re digging for your rose. If you’re willing to give this natural means for rooting a try, then you’ll likely find more than a few recipes floating around, all of which can be used. nearly 100% success on fig cuttings. This seems like a good idea if you wanted to have a mold farm. It's amazing! Hence you need to provide some shade in the hot and mid-day sun. Just a note, butterflies love overripe to rotten bananas. I have the "black gold" delivered to me from the land fill. Reply Delete. It also has the added side-effect of completely curing weak necks in Tea Roses. Cut pieces of stem about 20 – 30cm long (remove flowers, if there are any) 2. If that is the case than I agree 100% with you! I call BS on this whole scenario, at least for where I am. i have been rooting christmas cactus and they are great( you know who you are) i figure a few more weeks and they will be on their way. To stick cutting in have to make a hole a little less diameter than cutting down the center of the banana.FYI I ate the other half of the banana for lunch ,maybe bananas are why I grew a bit large! I hope that you place this set up outside... UPDATE: bananas aren’t supposed to smell like cheese. It was a shiny clean, relatively new pop-up. Make propagating plants from cuttings easier by using honey as rooting hormone before planting. Two ounces? I've seen a few promotional videos like this that show up on facebook and to me it's hard to believe it's possible. 1. Overnight the rose will absorb the banana completely. How and where do you store your pet food / supplies? Ugh. The peels decompose into the soil due to the action of different microorganisms in the soil. I always toss the peels near the center of the bush...I usually split the peel by hand into threes and some lucky roses get the peels. The numerous cultivated banana species (Musa spp.) yes you can say horray! That part is really easy. The rose cutting should be 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm.) There’s so much less waste and the smell doesn’t linger like it does when feeding the cheap stuff. I just don't think people should tell others to do it or feel they are being organically virtuous if they buy bananas for gardening purposes. The idea that bananas are a super-special source of potassium was a scam by the Banana Institute 30 years ago. I heard of rooting rose cuttings in a raw potato.Might try with a fig cutting. 5. Bananas are beautiful exotic plants with lush green foliage that are fast growing and can give a tropical look and feel to any garden or home.If you are a fan of exotic tropical plants like us and want to grow banana trees but don’t have enough space or you live in a cold climate, you can opt for growing them in pots. Cellulose makes up only about 1% of the weight of a banana. I used to consider this just an example of 'sympathetic magic', but, in fact, recent research in (I think) Jamaica, proves that when bananas break down in the soil they exude an alcohol (limbocyanin) that acts as a plant growth stimulant, engorging the capillaries and thereby enhancing both the length and girth of new basal canes. “Pop a banana skin in a jar of water. Come on, is it really the most un-organinc and evironmentally bad gardening practice you can think of?Do you not use a lawn mower? pro mix works so well. I would assume one can use a plantain as well? Clonex Rooting Hormone Gel, Clonex Rooting Hormone Gel is the best. The liquefied option is one that woks here. Good luck with your fur babies! I'd love to have a compost heap. Major control freaks. The most abundant carbohydrate in a banana is sugar. It’s the best natural “one-ingredient” rooting hormone. well fruit fly nursery for sure which is why experiment must be run outdoors when weather is warmer or otherwise to contain those flies!.I predict this theory is total BS but am determined to show results here. Rooting hormones help plant cuttings grow better and form strong root systems. Last 3 days thr terminal bud has swelled and urned green and looks like leaves are coming soon. No such luck with a bisected banana. Among those nutrients is potassium. Be sure no leaves are under the water, as the rose stem may rot. Remove all leaves. Because they disintegrate in the soil so quickly, the roses just seem to perk up overnight like magic. This just seems like another of those rose in a potato BS tricks. I make banana smoothies for the roses along the lines of what Karl said. thanks for all the clever responses and great ideas...and Pete, I was thinking exactly that...I can make my roses a coffee banana smoothy/frapachino? What Karl and Jon said about the organic value of banana, much more benefit for soil organisms than the potassium itÂs known for. In fact, a banana is roughly 90% sugar and water. http://www.simplehuman.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=pet+food at Simple Human. All times are GMT-5. I think by planting it we are preventing the next "wasteful" step of having the garbage man pick up that banana peel, convey it miles away using a shameless amount of gasoline, while polluting the environment with foul fumes, and then processing that banana peel at the dump. Here's something to consider about the amount of potassium fertilizer in bananas ... in the peels really - where most of it resides. They are dryer and don't turn to slimy mush anywhere near as quickly as bananas which may have helped. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members … Also, putting a banana in soil promotes decomposition (i.e. do not grow on trees. With the maturation and intensification of climacteric respiration in the pulp of a banana, oxygen is absorbed and carbon Carbon trioxide is released. Potatoes, celery, cucumbers, etc have similar levels. I know it’s time when I hear them spending extra time scratching around in the box. "when bananas break down in the soil they exude an alcohol (limbocyanin) that acts as a plant growth stimulant, engorging the capillaries and thereby enhancing both the length and girth of new basal canes. I'm pretty sure that potato peels and cucumber peels would contribute more OM and more potassium than bananas. Are you serious that people buy bananas specifically for fertilization purposes? but maybe the answers are alike. I don't put my kitchen waste in the trash or down the disposer, but on the compost pile. Replies . I've thought about secretly constructing one but it will be too much work, especially if I get caught. The rose didn't grow. A few weeks before planting, add at least half a 30-litre bag of compost and aged manure per rose, and fork in. I don't know how to shut up either, Mike :). Now that the tomatoes have taken over I can't move in there anymore and so cannot dig anymore trenches :o)I have a container on the counter just for coffee grounds and banana peels. Yah whatever. do you not get on planes? banana is inserted into mildly damp potting mix and all inside sealed clear bag so no watering going on been about 5 weeks now and no fruit flies or stink.Used a plantain banana type I eat here allthe time flesh is usually a little firmer and drier than the sweet desert bananas was unpeeled. Gina: absolutely correct thats why I preferthem to potato and plated them at my other place down south.I wuld not suggests planting a cutting in one unless the banana is also stuck down i some sort of damp potting media as when roots perforte the eel they need somewhere to go and a banana also will not stand up by itself But my indoor rooting season is over so a one off experiment here! I've seen this but figure the potato would grow faster than the dormant fig cutting. Simply adding the peel to the planting hole conditions the soil and helps the worms to relax - which all environmentally-conscious gardeners will applaud. They roost there and fly out every morning.You can drive over a nearby bridge and see thousands and thousands of sea birds.They fertilize but its killed off the foliage. It's random for me. Seems to me that my population of earthworms increased after I started doing this routinely. I know a lot of people say you should clean 1-2xs per day, but I need my girls to tolerate a dirty box when I have to leave town for work. I could see a rule against compost with noxious odors from using animal parts, but what on earth could be the objection to normal composting? By the time the fig starts to wake up the banana is a moldy mess and will be of little benefit to the fig cutting. Although such products, including RooTone, are familiar to many rosarians, less seems to be known as to what they contain and how to use them effectively in rooting rose cuttings. Just kidding. Speaking of noxious-I kayaked past Sea-bird island this morning.Man does that stink.Anyone want to go back to guano days.Funny thing is they are building Multi-million dollar condos on the one next to it.Bet your tax dollars will pay to clean that up. Do you not use electricity in your house?I just don't understand such extreme thinking about a banana peel! Pour some of the resulting mixture around your bushes and water it in. This page was generated at 02:55 PM. Bananas for Fertilizing Roses. Cutting or root pieces from the root stock will be identical to the root stock. No no no no no, I ain't gonna buy it. (My wife saw a video on it and made me do it) All I got was huge potato plants in a pot. Down in the southwestern Florida mangrove wilderness, I used to see islands covered with ibis, spoonbill, pelicans, and even man o' war birds. I stuck the 7 lakes unk cutting into the half of a plantain banana and then stuck thebanana into a small clar container of black potting mix,enclised all in closed gallon zip bag to keepe fruit flies out o my grow room put under lights. Everyone has their own way. BNR, Sweet Diana, NJ Red, Exquisito, Cardenillo, White Baca, Del Monte, Raspberry Tart, Edith Lamb, Azores, Martinenca Rimada, Paratjal Rimada, EXP24. For new roses, this is generally about 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide. Mix the peels with the surrounding soil. On another note, powdered potassium is fine but adds nothing organic to the soil to help worm or soil organism activity. Soil. a compost pile), which many people use to fertilize plants. Well, knowing that potassium (or potash) is one of the nutrients that is suggested for good root growth, a banana seems like a good thing for rooting a cutting. It also has the added side-effect of completely curing weak necks in Tea Roses. May 22, 2018 - I have tried just about every method out there to propagate roses from cuttings. the banana tree.com has them beachgirl,( id rather get mine from logos, you know what youll get) if logos cant locate one. That said, with the potato you are supposed to dip the cutting in honey first which I think would guard against mold and bacteria entering the cutting or potato. Hum, I'll bet some chocolate sauce and ice cream will help too. As far as being the most un-"organic" and environmentally bad gardening practice that you can think of I don't understand your reasoning. I once was airing out my pop-up camper. I could smell it through the 2 ziplocs. Mike, isn't it the case that sugar causes temporary withdrawal of nitrogen from the soil? That said, you might want to experiment to find the one that works well for you, yielding the best results. they have the seeds i believe. Cuttings from the top of the plant will be identical to the top of the plant if you get them to root. LOL! Dip the end of the rose cutting into a rooting hormone gel (or use honey if you don’t have any hormone gel) I know there’s some hazards when I comes to the dust, but Since that’s all they will use, I feel like it’s out only option. My girls won’t go in anything but clay litter. Fill a small pot or container with about 6 inches of rose potting soil and poke a small hole in the center. I had read on someones post here that roses love bananas...my local grocery store was pitching the extra ripe ones so I picked up several bunches....I'll probably first try to make some banana bread :) but I'll have a bunch of peels and probably some bananas left over.... Is there anyone out there with this knowledge? Now, I put a half of a banana in each of the pots of the new bareroots I received this year. can be a pain. Dig a trench, put in the smelly ripe kitchen waste and bury it. duck with a cat gives and orange kitten. Roses will happily grow in many soil types, but good drainage is essential. I cut the bananas in quarters (the first cut being lengthwise), make holes with a trowel around the plant (not only roses), drop the banana piece in & cover it. too. Place the jar in bright, indirect sunlight. The control group in this case should be just putting the citrus cuttings in same potting mix without the banana. Insert the stem in the hole and take care to avoid rubbing off the rooting hormone. There's a grocery in an adjoinging town that often sells (practically gives away) bags of past-their-prime bananas. I use my wedding china about six times a year. Up potting could get tricky, but I guess you'd have a snack while you were doing it, Careful not to tear the roots off with your teeth lol. Banana peels and bananas have basically the same stuff in them as other fruits, veggies, and kitchen waste. We have a community plot but can't have a compost heap. very interesting, may try this out with my citrus and get back to you on how it works out. Most shrubs are easily propagated from softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings. Potassium is not a fertilizer as such, but rather promotes feeder root growth underground over the winter months when there is nothing else going on. Banana peels and bananas have basically the same stuff in them as other fruits, veggies, and kitchen waste. Rooting depth is important for the perennial pastures so central to the grazing systems that support milk and meat production. Lemon cuttings rooted easy for me in just potting soil. The pet food storage has an under-the-lid scoop and a vacuum seal. Press down on the soil to help hold the stem in place; water well. Leave for 24 hours and then feed water to your plants. I did the honey cutting in the potato thing. Sugar does not persist in the soil and, to my knowledge, sugar will do nothing to improve soil structure. Peel them, eat or bake with the fruit part, and throw the peels on the ground around the bush. Some roses root best early in the year, others are more likely to root in the fall. Reply. Here are tips on getting it right — just in time for planting season, With roughly 20 species of serviceberry native to the U.S., bees can feed on the early-season blooms while birds enjoy the summer berries, Feed the Birds: 6 Plants for Abundant Winter Berries, Great Design Plant: Feed Wildlife With Flowering Currant, Learn the Secret to Bigger and Better Roses, 5 Favorite Yellow Roses for a Joyful Garden, How to Get Good Soil for Your Edible Garden, Great Design Plant: Amelanchier Signals Spring With Airy White Blooms, Show and Tell your most fragrant modern roses, Fell in ❤️ with antique white and pink and dusty mauve. Sugar will feed butterflies, it will also feed soil microorganisms - that could be a good thing. And those black plastic things or whatever similar man made unit just don't work that great.I had to trench compost my kitchen waste in my plot. Growing Plants from Cuttings? lol, Be kind to your fair feathered friends during lean food times by planting a shrub or tree loaded with nutritious snacks, Blossoms and berries make this plant irresistible to birds, bees and other critters — and a treat for the eyes too, Sweeten your dining table with surprising flavors of banana cultivars while adding tropical flavor to your garden, Grow beautiful roses using both ordinary and unusual soil amendments, Encourage gorgeous blooms year after year with this time-tested advice on how to prune your rosebush in winter for health and shape, Whether you're the Miss or Mister America of gardening or take a hands-off approach, roses can be a winning addition to your landscape, Want to add the beauty of roses to your garden? I clean them y2 to 3 times per week. I just put them on the compost. But Michaelg it is fun to pitch the banana peel in the rose hole, or around it or on top of it! Some of those HOA rules are just nuts. Roses root and grow best in bright light. Jon, then it sounds like the banana should be planted in a firmly upright position next to the rose. Fill a clean jar about halfway with lukewarm water, then place the rose cuttings in the jar. I found the best container for it! 6. I still love it, Wedgewood's Wild Strawberry. I am still amazed by this! I learned that what works for one person, does not necessarily work for another. Tea roses will also grow fine from cuttings without the use of rooting … I may smell them for a few minutes after they use the box, but I’ve found the key to keeping the smell away is feeding them a very high quality food. I'll get back to you on that one . do you not drive a car? I believe this would be the easiest way to utilize them in the garden.Any organic will be beneficial to the soil.Watering it in should eliminate an infestation of fruit flies. fig cuttings go with smoothies.. It is actually very easy and yes – bananas grown in pots can bear fruits! Shaken, not stirred. For heavy clay soil, use a liquid gypsum. BTW, my neighborhood associated prohibits composting. Hee hee, all good experiments needs control groups. You can buy 5 pounds of Espoma brand potash (potassium sulfate) for less than 6 bucks. Need to try rootig my cold hardy lemons here like you did.yours. Plantains have a higher starch level and lower sugar content than bananas. Use HONEY as Rooting Hormone!It really works and proven in a study! I'll do it again with the new ones next year, and I may try the methond that windeaux describes on the old guard to see what happens. The easiest way to use banana skin is to simply place it in the tilled soil around your plants. Transporting fruit 3000 miles and grinding it up with electricity in order to put it on the dirt seems to me about the most un-"organic" and environmentally bad gardening practice I can think of. Really a grand sight at sunrise or sunset with great lines and drifts of big birds leaving for the office or coming home. Light Requirement for Growing Roses. She poured the goo around the base of her roses and she swore it made her roses sit up and take notice :) Anyway, she highly recommended both methods! Replace the water with fresh water every three to five days, or … I admitted I have tried the. The idea that bananas are a super-special source of potassium was a scam by the Banana Institute 30 years ago. Mix up a growing medium of 1/3 perlite and 2/3 potting soil. One thing is for sure. Wish I had some of that banana bread. You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. Naturally there's a great deal of fish-fed bird poop. Our housing doesn't have a compost heap either, and I believe it is for aesthetic purposes. Using the 2-3xs per week frequency most weeks means if they have a full week with no cleanings, they still use the box and don’t rebel against me if I have to go out of town for a week! I have 2 boxes for 2 cats. I'd like to see someone try it and share their experiences. No, if people enjoy planting bananas, they should keep on planting bananas, by all means. It's the same as other kitchen waste. They’re always happy when I get home and give the boxes a good cleaning, but never avoid the box because it’s in need of a clean! I just put them on the compost. Many cuttings root on their own without any added rooting hormone because cuttings naturally contain it. If anything, the other way is indeed friendlier to the environment. White clover Trifolium repens) is one of the most important forage species in temperate zones yet is prone to drought stress due to its relatively small and shallow root system. thank you for the use full info. 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