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Ti Lorien, Haiti
Ti Lorien, Haiti
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Commenced:
01/03/2011
Submitted:
11/03/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
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Ti Lorien, Ouanaminthe, HT
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+509 31052449
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Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical





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Bye-Bye Bananas

Project: Ti Lorien, Haiti

Posted by Natasha Turner over 9 years ago

Goats love baby banana leaves. Neighbors do too.

On my profile I told about our banana troubles, how they were cut down for photos. We could hardly stand it, because many of them would have been in fruit right now. One lady in the area was just beaten across the street from us by a neighboring gardener, because she stole some of his bananas. Wow, we could have shared ours with her for free. :-(

We were overjoyed to see them sprouting back, didn't know they did that. However, a couple days ago we went to check on the land and noticed neighbors were taking advantage of the free food for their goats. Most of the young sprouts are now eaten. We found out today that a co-worker gave permission for neighbors to uproot some of the other sprouts to plant in their own gardens. We definitely prefer that to burning or chopping, but we hope they leave us a few for the property.

We are learning a lot from our neighbors too. One gentleman today was explaining the intricacies of the varying banana plant varieties. One is your plain old banana, one is a short, chubby, sweet mini-banana, another is a pig banana - not as tasty, another is a plantain, and another is taller and like a plantain but not a plantain. :-) This is the one they were after the most. We still haven't figured out how they tell the difference when the plants are so young.

We moved out of our old place right as a set of the short, sweet bananas were ripening. These would have been the first bananas we got to taste from our own place, ones we cared for with compost. They weren't ready quite yet, and I was really bummed I didn't get to taste one. Hubby turned in the keys today, and the landlord said we could have the bunch. The top ones are bursting out of their skins, and the rest are just right. I can hardly wait to go back and get them. Yum.

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