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Old 08-06-2009, 01:17 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I caught them from the river - well, some kids caught them for me, actually.
What wouldn't 13 years old boys do for a lovely girl when she smiles at them.
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Yup - it was some boys that caught them for me.

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Ok, here is my indoor banana - just took this shot today too. Look how much bigger and developed it is, compared to the one 'seeing the light of day' outdoors...




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Yup - it was some boys that caught them for me.

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Ok, here is my indoor banana - just took this shot today too. Look how much bigger and developed it is, compared to the one 'seeing the light of day' outdoors...
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I didn't doubt for a second that it were boys. The age is however a question.
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@HBL It is amazing how spotless your bananas are. No burned edges, even the tiny leaves still green. Your growing-a-basjoo-in-Canada-foo is strong.
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Well, if I know Sherry, she doesn't just have green thumbs - she's green all the way up past her elbows! Congrats, Sherry - they look spiffy!
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Hollyberry, this is killing me but I've given so much thought to Basjoo's and bananas in general during the past 11 months, I think growing your plants the first couple of years in pots is the way to go for everyone growing basjoo north of zone 7.
You're doing the right thing.....................your pots are way too small.
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Thanks, Beth --- I try.




Well thanks too, Adrift! Funny though, the other plant that is outside - seeing the 'light of day' does have brown tips!

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Bob, Bob, Bob - once again you have underestimated The Hollyberry Lady!




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Don't you know that every gardener has their own way of doing things?!!!


These are only the starting pots. I always upgrade to bigger pots later, rather than just plop the small plant into a giant pot right from the start because that's how amateurs like yourself wanna do things. They were just little stumps when I received them!






As far as your babblings about it not making it in the ground and better in pots the first year - I have half a mind to put it to the test and pop one back into the earth and leave it there! Just to prove you wrong. I bet it would survive - then you'd really have to...


wouldnt you, Boob? - I mean Bob, of course!





I bet right about now, you are thinking...








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Oh yeah, Jack...

The boys looked to be around nine/ten.

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note to self,

dont mess with bluberry, i mean raspberry, no its hollyberrywoman.

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heck its some kinda berry.

sherry is always tryin to tease the boys into stuff, heck she got bob didn't ya.

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:18 AM   #92 (permalink)
 
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Nah - mostly just Bob!

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yup, you already got him to remove his peel.

look at avatar

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His avatar is an absolute gas!

I mostly just like to see if people who can dish it so well, can take it, even better...


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so where do you sleep in that jungle, or do you just find a tree to lean on, lol.

great grown, sherryberry

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Silence is golden, huh Bob?





By the way, Alex...


Funny when you called me 'sherryberry' - that's what close friends have called me since I was 9 years old!


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Now, assume the position...

Where do you get these picuters and smilies? That's some pretty hardcore stuff.


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These are only the starting pots. I always upgrade to bigger pots later, rather than just plop the small plant into a giant pot right from the start because that's how amateurs like yourself wanna do things. They were just little stumps when I received them!






As far as your babblings about it not making it in the ground and better in pots the first year - I have half a mind to put it to the test and pop one back into the earth and leave it there! Just to prove you wrong. I bet it would survive - then you'd really have to...


wouldnt you, Boob? - I mean Bob, of course!





I bet right about now, you are thinking...








Maybe next time you'll give a little more thought before putting in your 2 cents, alrighty then Bobby? GOOD THINKING.




Well, some serious fighting going on, right?
As I don't want to be pain in the arse or anything like that and I know that when husband and wife are arguing, I shouldn't interfere, but I want to say something.
When I started with naners, I had 2 SDCs (so the potential height was somewhere between 1,4 and 1,8, unlike possible 5m with basjoo), I only had one large pot and many smaller. So I put one SDC into a large pot, and one SDC into a small pot.
It was a question of maybe 4 or 5 weeks until I saw the difference. The one planted in small pot wasn't growing that vigorously, as the one in the big pot and soon the time came, when the pot became his limit. It started producing less leaves on the mother plant and sent out about 10 pups.
Pups grew to about 4th leaf and then stopped as well.
I had to repot the plant and only then I saw that vigorous growth again. But now it was slowed down by all these pups. On the other hand, the larger pot was feeding 1 mother plant and 3 pups, that were quickly about 3/4 of mother plant. Here I am, almost 1,5 years from then and the pup in small pot hasn't reached the height, vigor or leaf-size of the one placed in large pot. By large I mean 15 gallons.

Also the roots for the small plant weren't curved and it had nice, natural structure, as if it were growing in the wild.

Now I don't want to make any boo hoo, but imagine, what curved roots would do to a large, tall plant. It would undermine it's stability, vigor...
Maybe that's what Bob was referring to.

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Oh yeah, Jack...

The boys looked to be around nine/ten.

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Oh yeah, that's a good age for many particular reasons.

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Hollyberry, this is killing me but I've given so much thought to Basjoo's and bananas in general during the past 11 months, I think growing your plants the first couple of years in pots is the way to go for everyone growing basjoo north of zone 7.
You're doing the right thing.....................your pots are way too small.
Yep, til the corm is large enough to be able to survive winters, it is better off in a large pot.

HBL, even our botnaists in the Botanical Garden protected it during the first few winters and then only mulch. It's just safer that way. I don't know about that surviving of such a small plant. And trust me, when I say, that we have Canadian winters only in our mountains.
And I wouldn't definitely advice you to put it to ground now. It's too late in the season.
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Yup , you're absolutely right HBL, I stand corrected. I will absolutely give full consideration before making a reply. Let me know how your overwintered plant comes back next spring
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No, I am not going to put them in the ground - I was just teasing, but keep in mind that there are people in Ontario that put thier 1st year basjoo in the ground and they did in fact return next Spring! One person even lives in Thunder Bay, where some of the coldest winters can strike! You are obviously underestimating basjoo's hardiness.

Also, I kind of like the fact that my plants won't get overly huge in smaller pots - don't worry, I know what I'm doing. Besides too, the roots haven't even filled their starter pots yet entirely. I will transplant them a bit later and things will be ok.





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Bob - hope you know, I am totally teasing you, and the cracks are not serious at all. You do have a good sense of homor so I figured you'd appreciate being the butt of my jokes! You must admit, some of it is pretty funny.


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Alright, enough of that - this is a family forum!

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