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Old 07-14-2009, 04:00 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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Here is my little indoor basjoo - absolutely thriving. I am so enjoying watching it grow...







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HBL, maybe I should have Pm'ed you with this to be polite but..............YOU STINK!!! Get that baby outside for the few months where it will thrive. Sorry if I was too mean here but ........tough.
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From you Bob, I take this as a compliment!



Well, I already have one outside. Want this one in here with me so I can enjoy it's beauty for awhile. If I see it's suffering I will put it outside for sure.

Don't worry so much - it is soaking up rays in a huge south facing window. I am too possessive to put it outside for now, but just look at it - it's thriving!

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hello hbl,Ive put a pic of my basjoos in my gallery for you to see,Im thinking our cool summer has slowed them down.I am going to leave them outside this winter,a little nervous!!!
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Wow - your plants look great Willy1der! Thanks for showing. Good luck leaving them outside this winter. Yes, our summer has been unusually cool so far. Hope it warms up soon.

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Well...

my indoor banana plant is doing better than my outdoor one, at this point. Our summer has been uncharacteristically cool, so my indoor pup is loving the warmth inside.





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looking good,growing fast.Are those peppers behind the banana??
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Thank you!

Yup - they are peppers. I've been growing them for years inside, as well as out. I just love them, for their ornamental beauty as well as their tastiness.

I especially like to grow them inside because they produce all year round. The 1st shot is my seed grown 'Purple Cayenne' hot pepper, and the 2nd shot is my 'Tennessee Cheese' sweet pepper.

I've already harvested fruits from both. Here's pics before I harvested them...





Another benefit to growing them inside is that you can grow hot and sweet peppers side by side and never have to worry about cross-pollination.


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..and Bob said it needed to go outside!

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In fact, the one that is outside, looks like crap compared to this one. Our summer so far has been really cool, for the most part.

I think my indoor Basjoo is really enjoying the warmth.

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In fact, the one that is outside, looks like crap compared to this one. Our summer so far has been really cool, for the most part.

I think my indoor Basjoo is really enjoying the warmth.

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HBL, why don't you paste a weather sticker to your signature, so that we all can see your weather.
I'll tell you something. We have 30+°C (86+°F) almost every day for about 5 days in a row and then the damn cooldown comes (15°C or 60°F) for 1 damn day, it rains the whole day and we have high speed winds in the lowlands (so bad, that people die in outdoor festivals) and then we almost immediately return back to our 30+°C (86+°F). I don't remember such a strange summer.
Something's going on from certain latitudes... Weirdest summer in years.

Nice nana you've got there. I just keep staring at that wonderfully colored midrib. One more thing. After you put your nanas out after the winter, don't do it directly, 'cause you'd fry the leaves, but very very very long adapting period is needed.
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I know, I just love those red veins in the leaves too! So attractive. What an awesome plant.

Thanks for all the great advice, everyone.



P.S Must be across the board because this is the weirdest summer we've had in years also. Rainy and cold!

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A little late chiming in on this discussion but judging from the recent weather around the nation, all the record lows set its been hard on northern growers. Here in upstate South Carolina we hit 60 degrees twice this weekend, breaking records each day. If it is that cool here I imagine its got to be cooler than that north of here.

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BTW HBL,

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Thank you, Alexizhere!

This is my very first banana plant ever, and I am so proud of it. It was sent to me through the mail, by someone from another forum, also in Canada. I am so grateful to her.

I am also in the process of germinating some of Tog's banana seeds as well, but nothing has come up just yet. He told me to be patient because they take awhile, so I am trying to be. I will show a pic as soon as I get a sprout.

Someone else sent me 4 year old musa velutina seeds, also from this forum, but they've been in soil for over a month and a half, and still nothing! Tog had told me to soak them in water for 5 days because they were so old, but I don't think anything will ever come of them. I am glad I have lots of fresh seeds to work with, in the meantime.

I am going to get me a really red banana plant next - one that has green on it, but mostly red. I may even order it, who knows? I am absolutely in love with this one I saw before and have been obsessed with it ever since! I want to get some practice with growing banana plants before I get the one I really long for.

I am so surprised by the beauty of Musa Basjoo though. It really is an attractive plant. The red rib was a total shocker, and unexpected. I am very much enjoying watching it grow. I am going to water it tomorrow morning - first time in a week.

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I've seen alot alot of your posts and you seem really cool. I thought i was crazy trying to grow tropical plants here, but your in Canada. I hope it does well for you. I often find myself appreciating bananas that alot of people don't like.

Thanks Sherry, oops i mean HBL, lol

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Too funny, that you knew my name - I was totally surprised!

I am especially cool right now because it's fricken freezing out, but thanx for the compliment. Like I said earlier, my Basjoo that's outside isn't doing half as well as my indoor one. I think it's freezing. Poor thing.

I am so happy to be a part of all this banana growing! They are so gorgeous, it's easy to see why people get addicted. I know I am.

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Sorry to post soooooo many shots of my banana plant, but when you're in love, you're in love!







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I now pronounce you banana plant and wife, you may now kiss the plant.

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