Hello from Orange County, CA
Thanks for this great forum!
I bought a few Musi Manzano plants four years ago, and we had a cold winter and I thought they were dead, but one of them came back and is starting to produce right now, plus has put up two pups! Then, I went to the Orange County Rare Fruit Growers meeting a couple of weeks ago and won a Misi Luki in a raffle and got that in the ground the next day. So, I guess I'm going to get hooked on bananas.
My wife puts more time into the garden than I do, and we grow everything organically. But, we seem to grow weeds better than anything else! We have a 900 square foot vegetable garden (which is mostly between harvest and winter planting now), another area about the same size that is all strawberries, and a few fruit trees (avocado, peach, lemon, orange, persimmon, and a 4-in-one with peach, apricot and plum).
I'm looking forward to learning more about bananas - and getting my first crop in a few months!