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Old 01-10-2014, 11:04 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Default Re: If you've seen aHUGE banana plant pic here, please read...

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When someone says "huge banana photo", I always think of this one.
Thanks Richard!

That banana patch was epic....I prepped the soil with 1,000 pounds of shrimp shells I got (for free) from a local shrimp processing plant (fights nematodes) and a 1,000 pounds of horse poo (for free from a local stable)..and then the rains came....8 hurricanes in 4 years...

The pseudostems were over five feet in circumference....

I later planted a Red Iholene in the same area that grew over 20 feet...Don & Katie Chafin, Going Bananas still have pictures I gave them that they display in a little book at plant shows/sales...



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