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Old 07-07-2009, 08:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Timeline of Fruiting for Each Strain of Banana

Originally Posted by buckeye5755 View Post
When you guys are talking "Perfect Conditions", do you feel that growing indoors under a 600 Watt HID lighting system, better or worse than conditions in say Florida or Hawaii?

Just in principle, plants in pots do not seem to do as well as those in the ground. While the root system may have some room to grow, to will be constrained. When we dig up even small well rooted plants here, we cut roots that are deeper and wider than the drip line.

Originally Posted by buckeye5755 View Post
I am growing a Gran Nain and 2 Dwarf Cavendish, and the Gran Nain has really taken off, putting out a new leaf every 3-5 days. I am in Central Ohio, but will be keeping them inside under Grow Lights 12-14 hours a day, 75 degrees, with added humidity. In your estimation, are these conditions under Artificial Lighting, better than outdoor situations in Tropical Areas?
How tall are the plants getting? Can you accommodate a 15 foot tall plant?

Originally Posted by buckeye5755 View Post
Personally, I am hoping for fruit in 12-16 months. I am currently worried about the size of Pots I should use as they grow. Any suggestions from the experts?
I am no expert. I wish you the best of luck, it is hard enough to do it in the ground!
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