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The Gap
Feb 23, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Hi - recenty cut a concrete slab to create a garden bed, remove the first 50cm layer of soil, then added 6x60L of Active8 compost before planting 2 banana juvenile plants. We had a lot of rain and it seems like the drainage doesn't work well - see attached photo. Wonder if you guys would have some advice so the water flushes out somehow? Thanks for yoyr help!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Feb 23, 2018 6:30 PM CST

Is the Active 8 compost this product, that says it is designed to absorb and retain water?

What happens to indicate that the drainage doesn't work well?
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Feb 26, 2018 3:56 PM CST
Banana plants like it wet...
One time I planted banana trees in the swampy area next to a "lake", had the biggest banana trees that you could imagine.... I mean, actual tree trunks that required a chain saw to take down at the end of growing season!

Unless you have standing water that lifts the plants so they are floating... I don't think I'd be trying to "improve" drainage.

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