• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • James Freyr
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • jordan barton
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Leigh Tate

Using Banna / Elephant grass in the tropics.

 
Posts: 153
Location: Davie, Fl
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Banna/ Elephant grass has uses for fodder, silage, windbreak, producing carbon and more.

This grass can replant itself from roots that are sent out from the nodes after it is cut down. It competes quite strongly with surrounding tree crops and plants for nutrients and water.

We have tons of this growing on my farm in South Florida, and the animals love it. However, I think it is bonkers to go out and plant this unless you had to do some serious soil conservation. I do not mind cutting it and bringing it to the animals, but I couldn't imagine using it for mulch like so many sources recommend.

I recommend using a different mulching/grass crop besides this because it takes so much effort to keep up with this. It is fine for pastures, but that is all I could ever think to want it.

 
Yeah, but how did the squirrel get in there? Was it because of the tiny ad?
Greenhouse of the Future ebook - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/greenhouse
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic