Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org 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   Bananas.org > Other Topics > Member Introductions
The Facebook Platform
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 07-30-2017, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Zone: Zone 9a
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 594
BananaBucks : 10,437
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,195 Times
Was Thanked 1,118 Times in 356 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 92 Times
Default New member, Pensacola, Florida

Hello Everybody!

Planted my first patch of bananas this past March and they seem to be doing well. I started with three namwa's and two raji puri and as July 30 I have a total of 26 including pups and young bananas produced from the original stock.

My father successfully grew bananas to fruit when I was young with plenty of sun, water, St. Augustine clippings spread thinly to minimize matting, and a bit of luck with the winter temps. I have always found banana trees to be attractive, friendly, lively plants with a rich personality so decided to add them to my backyard.

I prepped the bed by digging out a section of the yard almost thirty feet long by five feet wide and four feet. Cut out all foreign roots and backfilled with 2,000 lbs. of cow manure compost and yard dirt. I performed the work in February and March when it was cool. That was a lot digging and earth moving with a shovel and hoe!!!

Research led me to bananas.org. I got tired of getting kicked off after reading a couple threads so decided to join up to get the good stuff!!

I have attached a couple photos from time of planting till today. I uploaded to the gallery also but was not sure how to link between the post and the photos in the gallery.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg March 22, 2017 Center Left Patch.JPG (136.3 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg March 22, 2017 Center Right Patch.JPG (148.6 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg July 30, 2017 Center Right Patch.JPG (151.1 KB, 19 views)
Akula is online now   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Akula
The following 28 users say welcome Akula to Bananas.org!
a.hulva@coxinet.net (07-31-2017), AdotKarl (09-05-2017), Alastria (08-10-2017), amantedelenguaje (05-01-2019), beam2050 (07-30-2017), CraigSS (07-30-2017), crazy banana (07-30-2017), Darkman (07-31-2017), edwmax (07-30-2017), HMelendez (07-30-2017), Iowa (07-30-2017), Jose263 (07-30-2017), Kegas76 (08-02-2017), kubali (08-31-2017), Lau (07-30-2017), Lavenderjade (07-31-2017), luisport (07-30-2017), NCBananas (07-31-2017), pmurphy (08-01-2017), PR-Giants (09-07-2017), pukpukz (07-31-2017), rottiedog46 (07-30-2017), rz7667 (07-30-2017), Sarah Brubacker (07-30-2017), scottu (07-30-2017), Snarkie (12-10-2017), sputinc7 (07-30-2017), Worm_Farmer (08-19-2017)

Join Bananas.org 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.

Bananas.org 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 Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 07-30-2017, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
sputinc7's Avatar
 
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Zone: 9b
Name: Steve
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,392
BananaBucks : 54,409
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 352 Times
Was Thanked 2,344 Times in 965 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 295 Times
Default Re: New member, Pensacola, Florida

Welcome to the banana nut club... Nice naners...
__________________
If you lose your head and give up, you neither live nor win.




https://sputinc7.wixsite.com/covwc

Varieties I supposedly bought: Manzano, Cavendish, Blue Java, Sweetheart, and Gros Michel.
What it seems I actually have: Brazilian, Cavendish, Namwah, Dwarf Red, Gros Michel, Pisang Ceylon, Veinte Cohol and SH 3640, and American Goldfinger. FHIA 1, Paggi and FHIA 17... Always room for one more.
sputinc7 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sputinc7
Said thanks:
Old 07-30-2017, 04:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
crazy banana's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,569
BananaBucks : 265
Feedback: 68 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,933 Times
Was Thanked 2,810 Times in 1,069 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,650 Times
Default Re: New member, Pensacola, Florida

Welcome to bananas.org
That pool area will soon look super tropical. Nice job!
crazy banana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To crazy banana
Said thanks:
Old 07-30-2017, 07:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
The Banana Gang Enforcer
 
HMelendez's Avatar
 
Zone: 10B-11
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,681
BananaBucks : 110,257
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,799 Times
Was Thanked 4,779 Times in 1,535 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 721 Times
Default Re: New member, Pensacola, Florida

Welcome to the banana gang!.....
HMelendez is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To HMelendez
Said thanks:
Old 07-30-2017, 07:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Location: Cairo, Ga
Zone: 8b
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,966
BananaBucks : 42,289
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,359 Times
Was Thanked 3,259 Times in 1,523 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 331 Times
Default Re: New member, Pensacola, Florida

Welcome to the Bunch. ... ...
__________________
edwmax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To edwmax
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 07-31-2017, 04:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
Dirt Master
 
Location: Pensacola, FL South of I-10
Zone: 8b/9a
Name: Darkman
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,247
BananaBucks : 154,219
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 9,261 Times
Was Thanked 1,566 Times in 697 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 243 Times
Default Re: New member, Pensacola, Florida

Come by my house and get more bananas. I have given away at least 50 this l year. I don't have anything rare but I do have some that will live in our area. I have some mats with friit hanging now. This year seems to be the year if the skimpy blooms.
__________________
Darkman in Pensacola

AS ALWAYS IMHO AND YOUR MILEAGE MAY DIFFER!!!!!!!!

Life - Some assembly required, As is no warranty, Batteries not included, Instructions shipped separately and are frequently wrong!

Kentucky Bourbon - It may not solve the problem but it helps to make it tolerable!

Statistics - Data that analyst twist to support the insane opinions of those that pay them.
Darkman is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Darkman
Said thanks:
Old 07-31-2017, 09:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Zone: Zone 9a
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 594
BananaBucks : 10,437
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,195 Times
Was Thanked 1,118 Times in 356 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 92 Times
Default Re: New member, Pensacola, Florida

Thanks everybody!

Thank you Darkman for the invitation as I would like to find out more about which plant types are successful in our area and try some homegrown. My father had some big beautiful banana trees in our yard when I was a kid which produced fruit that was kind of woody. That was a big disappointment for a kid! I hope to do better.
Akula is online now   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Akula
Said thanks:
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Helloooo from Austin
Next Thread: New banana owner in DFW





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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Member - SW Florida geosulcata Member Introductions 6 01-28-2014 10:25 AM
new member- East coast, central Florida Dangermouse01 Member Introductions 10 11-04-2013 03:06 PM
New Member and Banana Grower in Florida kgardens Member Introductions 15 04-21-2009 08:26 PM
New member from South Florida Bob DeCavalcante Member Introductions 14 01-06-2009 10:15 PM
PLace to buy bananas in Pensacola modenacart Main Banana Discussion 6 02-12-2008 05:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.