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Old 04-30-2016, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello, I'm Ken and I like to grow banana plants.

When my wife and I bought our house in '86 in came with a banana patch, which I kept going until about 5 years ago when the drought and a following freeze killed all the mats. But about 3 years ago I decided to start up the patch again so I bought some new plants.

That's also when I started reading the posts on this site to get proper info on banana plant care. So after 3 years of lurking I am saying hi.
Also one of my plants is flowering!!!! You guys know how exciting that is!!

Thanks for all the info!! This is only the 3rd time in 30 years I've gotten one to flower and (imho) it's thanks to this site that it is!!
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the banana gang!....
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Just think how many flowers you missed out on by not joining in the discussion 3 years ago...Well, maybe not....

What ones are you growing? Your lurkdom will be forgiven if you post lots of pictures...we love pictures. Welcome!
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Hi Ken-

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Thanks for the welcomes!!
I'm growing Texas Star, Truly Tiny, some that were sold as Super Dwarf which I guess is Super Dwarf Cavendish, and the one flowering I just can't remember what it is. I think it's a Dwarf Cavendish or Brazilian. I meant to commit them all to memory but that one slipped away, lol.
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I'm in south Austin and I bought my house with bananas in the back yard. drought and freeze also killed them and now I'd like to plant more. I was kinda bummed because I had only gotten them to fruit once before losing them.

How did you go about starting up the new patch and what did you plant? How much sun do they get?

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I'm in south Austin and I bought my house with bananas in the back yard. drought and freeze also killed them and now I'd like to plant more. I was kinda bummed because I had only gotten them to fruit once before losing them.

How did you go about starting up the new patch and what did you plant? How much sun do they get?

TIA,
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this is an old thread. introduce yourself in member introductions. there are many of us that can help you with all your questions. a number of members live near you.
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New buds are cool, but eating the fruit from your own banana plants is even better!

Greetings from the only state further south than Texas!

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I'm in south Austin and I bought my house with bananas in the back yard. drought and freeze also killed them and now I'd like to plant more. I was kinda bummed because I had only gotten them to fruit once before losing them.

How did you go about starting up the new patch and what did you plant? How much sun do they get?

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ok need to introduce yourself in member introductions. you have many people near you and in the forum that can help you.

this is an old thread in member introductions and we have to greet the person who originally made it to talk to you.
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I'm in south Austin and I bought my house with bananas in the back yard. drought and freeze also killed them and now I'd like to plant more. I was kinda bummed because I had only gotten them to fruit once before losing them.

How did you go about starting up the new patch and what did you plant? How much sun do they get?

TIA,
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Thanks for the welcome. This was from 2016 lol.

In a nutshell, I planted a few types but the dwarf Orinocos do the best for me. I plant them close to the house but not too close for wind and chill protection. They get a lot of sun but also some shade from the hottest part of the day under a tall tree.

New patch is easy. Dig a hole, put some composted cow manure mixed with native soil, water but don't keep them in soggy conditions. They are hard to kill.

Watch the heat!!! Best of luck!!!


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