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Old 04-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow Keith! What is the growing medium in the pots? Any fertilizer added?
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Wow Keith! What is the growing medium in the pots? Any fertilizer added?
I thought Keith used grass as medium and fert.
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I thought Keith used grass as medium and fert.
He does, for the bananas inground. But he containerized the 2 HMs I sent him to kick start them. I'm amazed they got that tall and sprouted that dense root system from a topped corm in a month.

I'm setting up 2 grass cans this year between certain mats to test this technique. IMO it works like being hooked up to an IV bag. Will be getting input from Dr Jonathan Crane from Univ of FL as to why this technique works the way it does.
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Expected Harvest Date ?

It's a fast variety, I wouldn't be surprised if you harvested some in November or Deember.
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i need some information do you have to get pups certived to be able to mail them can any one have that infomation
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I have some one that wants to send then to me and we need information to be able to have them mailed can you help us I live in AZ and don't think there's is any problem so can you help thank you
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Call your Ag. Dept.

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AZ is on the list of agricultural prohibited shipping states.
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Look at the size of that thing! Fourty eight days from a topped corm. The spacing between petioles along the pstem shows how fast it is growing. The first bunch should be amazing too!
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If I recall, I cut that sucker from the most robust plant that I had. Fruited in 10 months in Florida. Nov '11 - Sep '12.
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26" per month seems fast.

Maybe another 2 months to flower and then 2 months to harvest. I don't imagine they will get much taller than 12'
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I see grub holes in the leaf. Look down into the petioles and pick him out with tweezers. There will be lots of grub poop - digested cigar leaf. Then stomp on him 4 or 5 times. I cuss a lot doing this - very satisfying. lol
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I see grub holes in the leaf. Look down into the petioles and pick him out with tweezers. There will be lots of grub poop - digested cigar leaf. Then stomp on him 4 or 5 times. I cuss a lot doing this - very satisfying. lol
I'm sure it's the cussing that drives them away more than anything.the grubs shall tremble in fear upon the mention of your mighty tweezers!!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I'm sure it's the cussing that drives them away more than anything.the grubs shall tremble in fear upon the mention of your mighty tweezers!!!
Nah --- the little grubby buggers are deaf and blind. How they get into a 10 ft high pstem bothers me. Is the adult depositing eggs up there or does he crawl up the trunk on six tiny legs? Both scenarios sound far fetched.
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The holes look very evenly spaced. Might not be a grub but something mechanical? Or may be it was growing faster than it was able to unfurl? I would not be overly concerned.
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Yes it is a grub/caterpillar some kind of insect
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So, where can I find out more about the "grass" system - is there a post somewhere?
I get lots of grass clippings in summer from mowing - usually use for mulch for fruit trees or add to compost pile. Is there a better use for my nanas
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