Welcome to the forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back > Other Topics > Member Introductions
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Member Introductions This is the `tell us about yourself` category. Please make an introductory post here, let us know a little about yourself. A perfect place to break the ice.

Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2010, 09:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1
BananaBucks : 1,983
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Mr. Tom Bell

I live in Brisbane ,Australia and have planted 4 bannana trees in my yard.I am inexperienced in growing banannas and would gladly any advice i can get.Firs i have them planted where they get full sun . I prepared the soil that they are planted in by adding a mixture of Gypsum,Blood and bone,Potash, Sheep manure,and a fertilizer called Dynamic Lifter which is derived from poultry manure.I watered that mixture well and let it fallow for 1 month.I planted trees yesterday and now i would like to know what i should do from now on to get good results.
How many days a week should i water plants ?
How often should i fertilize ,what with,and how much per tree?
Should i mulch and with what?
Should trees be sprayed ,with what and how often?
Yours Faithfully TOM BELL
UPTOWNTOMMY is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To UPTOWNTOMMY
The following 31 users say welcome UPTOWNTOMMY to!
Abnshrek (01-29-2010), austinl01 (02-09-2010), Caloosamusa (01-30-2010), cherokee_greg (01-29-2010), chong (02-01-2010), CValentine (01-30-2010), Dalmatiansoap (01-30-2010), GoAngels (09-13-2010), guerich (01-30-2010), harveyc (09-10-2010), hope (08-04-2013), Jack Daw (01-30-2010), Jezebel (09-12-2010), jrozier (01-30-2010), justjoan (02-01-2010), Kelso (04-29-2012), LilRaverBoi (01-30-2010), lorax (01-30-2010), MediaHound (09-09-2010), millworkman (02-09-2010), PR-Giants (02-15-2013), Richard (01-30-2010), saltydad (01-29-2010), scottu (11-03-2014), Scuba_Dave (02-01-2010), shusui (01-30-2010), Simply Bananas (01-30-2010), Steven Valys (01-30-2010), stumpy4700 (01-30-2010), sunfish (01-29-2010), Worm_Farmer (01-30-2010)

Join Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more. is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:

Join Today! - Click Here


Old 01-29-2010, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Happy Growing
Abnshrek's Avatar
Location: Beaumont Texas
Zone: 8b, but 9b weather..
Name: Migael / Michael
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 9,483
BananaBucks : 151,217
Feedback: 45 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,444 Times
Was Thanked 16,426 Times in 5,230 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,314 Times
Default Re: Mr. Tom Bell

Hello & Welcome from the Sportsman's Paradise :^)

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan up to this point. :^) I have no idea how warm it is there but if it's warm I'd water them when ever they get dry. You can put mulch around them but don't run any up on the P-stem. Then you don't have to worry about lower P-stem rotting due to wet stuff sitting on it, this goes for dirt & poo too. :^) Good Luck
Click for Haughton, Louisiana Forecast

I'm a Nannerhead :^)
Abnshrek is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Abnshrek
Said thanks:
Old 01-29-2010, 11:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
Love those bananas
cherokee_greg's Avatar
Location: Fresno,CA
Zone: zone 9
Name: Greg
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,357
BananaBucks : 271,057
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 8,066 Times
Was Thanked 3,945 Times in 1,664 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 335 Times
Default Re: Mr. Tom Bell

welcome from California

Greg zone 9 Fresno,CA

Click for Fresno, California Forecast
cherokee_greg is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To cherokee_greg
Old 01-30-2010, 12:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
Nanner Time!
LilRaverBoi's Avatar
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Zone: 5
Name: Bryan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,935
BananaBucks : 100,727
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 534 Times
Was Thanked 2,238 Times in 1,242 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 855 Times
Send a message via AIM to LilRaverBoi
Default Re: Mr. Tom Bell

Welcome to the site! I'm sure you'll find plenty of great info here. I recommend watering your plants when they dry out....well-draining soil is recommended and fertilize about once per few weeks.
Feel the beat from start to stop, dancin' and movin' from bottom to top!
RIP Tog Tan. We love you and will always remember you!
I'm Bryan with a Y! There is no 'I' in BRYAN!
LilRaverBoi is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To LilRaverBoi
Old 01-30-2010, 12:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
Going Ape for Bananas
stumpy4700's Avatar
Location: Satellite Beach, Fla
Zone: Zone 10
Name: Stumpy-----a.k.a Jeff
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,194
BananaBucks : 33,679
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,353 Times
Was Thanked 678 Times in 349 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,300 Times
Default Re: Mr. Tom Bell

Welcome from Tennessee, USA....Glad to have you here.
stumpy4700 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To stumpy4700

Old 01-30-2010, 10:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
lorax's Avatar
Location: Ecuador, South America
Zone: USDA 13 / Köppen-Geiger BSh
Name: Lorax
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,532
BananaBucks : 281,400
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 742 Times
Was Thanked 3,038 Times in 1,188 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 464 Times
Default Re: Mr. Tom Bell

Welcome from Ecuador!

You and I have similar climates, actually. I normally water when my soil is dry (bidaily but I'm windier than you are), fertilize once a month with a mixture of aged manure and volcanic ash, and I don't normally spray unless there is sign of some kind of infection. In the heat, it's actually a bad idea to wet the leaves - you get faster sunburn that way.
lorax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lorax
Old 01-30-2010, 04:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
Caloosamusa's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,578
BananaBucks : 26,996
Feedback: 1 / 67%
Said "Thanks" 3,829 Times
Was Thanked 1,555 Times in 674 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 334 Times
Default Re: Mr. Tom Bell

G'day UPTOWNTOMMY and welcome to Bananas dot org from Florida!

If I remember my soil charts correctly Aussie soils are poor in minor elements. Make sure any fertilizer you use has minor and trace elements added.

Welcome once again to Bananas dot org!
Caloosamusa is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Caloosamusa
Old 01-31-2010, 12:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
bananadude's Avatar
Location: Gladwin, Michigan
Zone: New Zone Map on the border of Zone 5-6
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 221
BananaBucks : 41,891
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 96 Times
Was Thanked 91 Times in 47 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 23 Times
Default Re: Mr. Tom Bell

Hello & Welcome from Brian in Michigan !
Brian...Zone 5-6...Gladwin, Michigan

Click for Gladwin, Michigan Forecast
bananadude is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To bananadude
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Ordering a Banana Tree, New to it ALL
Next Thread: Intoduction

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mr fuyu Member Introductions 10 11-11-2009 07:41 PM
Mr loken Member Introductions 2 12-10-2008 11:57 AM
Question for Mr. Bungalow. john_ny Tiki Hut 1 10-22-2007 04:47 AM
Ice cream with Tom Thumb Mark Hall Banana Identification 5 10-19-2007 06:03 AM
Paging Mr. tlturbo momoese Social Announcements & Good Wishes 0 08-29-2006 05:59 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.

All content © & the respective author.