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 06-06-2019, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 215
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 7 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Newby from Austin, Texas

Howdy,

I'm new, as you can tell from the subject, and would like to maybe get into bananas again.

I had bought a house in South Austin that had a few banana trees and the fruited once, but then severe drought followed up by a freezing winter killed them. I would like to plant some more, but don't really know how or when to go about it. Is it too late in the year to plant? Should I start them indoors later in the year? Dwarf plants kept inside? Thoughts?

Oh yeah, I don't have a green thumb. I was successful with lettuce only because I gave them the right amount of neglect. LOL
roughthumb is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To roughthumb
Said thanks:
The following 13 users say welcome roughthumb to Bananas.org!
AdotKarl (06-11-2019), beam2050 (06-06-2019), crazy banana (06-07-2019), edwmax (06-06-2019), HMelendez (06-06-2019), kubali (06-07-2019), luisport (06-06-2019), pmurphy (06-07-2019), PR-Giants (08-06-2019), rottiedog46 (06-06-2019), Sarah Brubacker (06-06-2019), scottu (06-11-2019), Spaceag07 (06-09-2019)

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 06-06-2019, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
banana cereal killer
 
beam2050's Avatar
 
Location: middleburg fl.
Zone: 9
Name: walkinbeam
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,379
BananaBucks : 556
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 5,357 Times
Was Thanked 2,431 Times in 1,072 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 533 Times
Default Re: Newby from Austin, Texas

welcome. still planting myself. will be all summer. depending on the plant dwarf or otherwise will determine what you need to do with it, indoors/outdoors. just have to research what you want. the wiki might help.

namwa, raja puri, will be good for you among others.
__________________
a few learned scholars call it a plant......

and 6 billion people would call it a tree



I root for 6 billion people
beam2050 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To beam2050
Said thanks:
Old 06-06-2019, 12:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Zone: Zone 9a
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 538
BananaBucks : 8,159
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,080 Times
Was Thanked 961 Times in 320 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 89 Times
Default Re: Newby from Austin, Texas

In my area June pups will fruit in the following year if I can successfully get them through the winter with protection or the winter is mild. Don't put it off since you will just lose time which cannot be replaced. Go for it now!

I suggest the following types for your area: Dwarf Orinoco, Dwarf Namwa, Raja Puri, and Dwarf Brazilian. These are cold tolerant and fairly easy to manage from a height standpoint. I have the tall namwa which looks awesome and makes big bunches but it is difficult to deal with during the winter. Just got the dwarf namwa but wish I had it originally.

I graduated from UT. Lived off of 22nd Street for a couple years and a condo at the end of Lavaca near MLK. Good times!
Akula is online now   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Akula
Old 06-06-2019, 01:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 215
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 7 Times
Was Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Newby from Austin, Texas

We used to office on 17th Street a block from the Dog and Duck. Loved it down there. I used to take my dog to work and walk her all around the hood.

I'll try and find some dwarfs and get to planting. Are the ones you mentioned fruit bearing?
roughthumb is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To roughthumb
Old 06-06-2019, 02:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Zone: Zone 9a
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 538
BananaBucks : 8,159
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,080 Times
Was Thanked 961 Times in 320 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 89 Times
Default Re: Newby from Austin, Texas

Yeah, all four are fruit bearing.
Akula is online now   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Akula
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 06-06-2019, 03:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
The Banana Gang Enforcer
 
HMelendez's Avatar
 
Zone: 10B-11
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 2,589
BananaBucks : 104,463
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 10,410 Times
Was Thanked 4,503 Times in 1,454 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 700 Times
Default Re: Newby from Austin, Texas

Welcome to the banana gang!.....



Those four mentioned Nana Varieties by forum member Akula are very good choices!....

Also, I donít have a green thumb!.....




HMelendez is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To HMelendez
Said thanks:
Old 06-06-2019, 05:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Location: Cairo, Ga
Zone: 8b
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,951
BananaBucks : 40,595
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,337 Times
Was Thanked 3,185 Times in 1,507 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 329 Times
Default Re: Newby from Austin, Texas

Welcome to the Bunch!
__________________
edwmax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To edwmax
Said thanks:
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: Newbies
Next Thread: Seagull Cleaning services





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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi from Austin Texas!! Stonecutter Member Introductions 10 06-10-2019 08:03 AM
Helloooo from Austin lotlil Member Introductions 6 07-31-2017 10:08 AM
Hello from Austin Texas gtrplr71 Member Introductions 7 05-19-2012 05:58 AM
Banana Curious in Austin peplunchbunch@yahoo.com Member Introductions 6 03-26-2009 06:28 AM
Happy Birthday, Austin! Taylor Social Announcements & Good Wishes 9 05-21-2008 04:42 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.