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Banana Pit / Composting Gardens

Banana Pit

The banana pit/compost pit is an excellent way to feed vegetables and trees.

Bananas and papayas especially like to grow around the compost pits, but do not plant them together as they compete too much for space and nutrients.

  • It is a good way to deal with problem weeds and weed seeds.
  • You can easily make it in to a toilet or washroom.
  • You can use it to collect and use excess water.
  • Its stores  more water in the soil and in the compost material, extending the wet season and fully utilising any dry season rains and dry season watering.



For a more detailed step by step process on how to build a Banana Circle or Compost Pit download Chapter 6 of the Tropical Permaculture Guidebook.

The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook is an open-source resource that will improve health and well-being, education and training, food security and sovereignty across the tropical world, and is especially for developing countries.This guidebook takes the broad aim of creating sustainability and provides the how-to links for communities and farmers to actually achieve it. It turns theory into practical steps that anyone can take and use to affect positive change.

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