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Old 06-05-2018, 03:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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I took out the pink lemon and potted it so I would have room for two more bananas.
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Looking great Kaczerkat, and congratulations on taking the steps to grow them in a greenhouse, that's dedication! How tall is your greenhouse?

Pisang Ceylon can get very tall, but I suppose you can cut down the pstems if they get too tall. Downside is less leaves, which means possibly less bananas will fill in. The plants are so tall, they barely fit in my outdoor site LOL

Rajapuri is pretty short and fat, but I've seen 3' tall greenhouse grown plants with some fruit, so if the root space is restricted, they won't take up too much space. Same can be said about dwarf cavendish. When you let them get to their fullest size potential outdoors, even some of the dwarf plants can take up an incredible amount of space because those leaves get massive!

Anyways, thanks for the progress reports, been enjoying them!
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Thanks for the kind words meizzwang! Seeing you do yours is a huge inspiration although yours are outside-outside. The greenhouse is 7 or 7.5 feet tall. I realize what you're saying about the leaves. Last year there were only a few that had to be chopped in half. The pisang ceylon last year got to about 5 1/2 feet of stem and the leaves seemed to work themselves out. I planted further in away from the side walls this year and will be adding heating cables in the fall.
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07/22&23/18
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Looking good Matt!......



Pisang Ceylon definitely it's a fast grower and a heavy pupper!......Mine is approx. 10 ft. tall and keeps pushing out, opening new leaves faster than before!.....Very beautiful Nana plant!.....



Awesome job!....Keep it up!




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So the Pisang Ceylon was chopped back to 3 feet. This should help over winter.
The heating cable came, not sure when I should put that in? Oct -Nov?
09/05/18
Here was one of the newest leaves. Somehow it unfurled

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10/6/18
Hey! All the bananas are still healthy and growing. There is no frost in the 14 day out look. Things have noticeably slowed down but no need for the heater yet. Heating cables are in place, ready for November.
Here's a peak at one of the Pisang Ceylon
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Heating cables are in place, ready for November.
Good plan and implementation.
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In the Pacific Northwest, zone 8a
I bought a cheap vinyl circular greenhouse tent, about 8 feet in diameter, that would be really good for growing a banana in-ground.
Put a 55 gallon water barrel in there and made some temperature measurements.

5:30-6pm
54 inside (F)
43 outside

1:00-1:30am (night)
50 inside
46 outside

3:30pm partly cloudy
67 inside
55 outside

The water barrel was very cool to the touch, but just above the water line the barrel was warm.

Unfortunately there's a tree blocking some of the sunlight on half the greenhouse tent during the evening, so that's probably keeping the temperature down lower than it would otherwise be.
I'm also planning to put some mylar sheeting against the back side of the greenhouse tent to help reduce heat loss during the night. Due to the latitude and winter season the sun is at a low angle in the sky, so there's not really sunlight coming in through the back side.
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SoCal2warm, You are very lucky you don't have to heat it, aside from natural heating :P

UPDATE Oct 28 - The temps are in the mid 60's during the day and around 52 at night. Things are slow but should continue to grow into December like last year. I might wrap the stems in bubble wrap before I go out to California in late Dec.Thanks for looking!
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Nanas are looking awesome!.....You are doing an amazing job with them!.....


My Pisang Ceylon's (main plant and a pup) are getting tall!.....Both of them are approx. 12 ft. tall and keep growing nicely!....Hopefully, they should be flowering/blooming next spring!....This is a Nana Variety that I really want to see it flowering/blooming!....Very beautiful Nana Variety!....I love her colors!.....






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Thank you as always Hector! I just saw your thread today, it had been a while since I had been looking through. Amazing plants you got going there! Names I had no idea existed.
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Bananas are looking great Matt. You've had some amazing growth in the greenhouse.
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