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Old 07-28-2010, 10:53 AM   #81 (permalink)
 
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I continue to be jealous that your IC bloomed before mine, Bob! Mine is putting out yet another leaf. It isn't all the way out yet but I keep hoping that the next one will be shorter and then the flag. Oh well, it'll do it when it's ready I guess.

My 'Cal. Gold' fruit are still developing but no signs of a bud on the 'Raja Puri' yet.
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Sweet! Get to work now on that heated green house!
Wish I could...... I'm already hatching some plans for a double platic greenhouse over it so maybe I can get some to ripen with some luck and a warm fall. Maybe some sort of passive heat retention beyond that though I don't have it all worked out yet.

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Yeay Bob & Anne! How many nanas on that 1st hand?
There's 5 on this one. The next sepal started opening already so.... I'll keep staring at it all night to insure rapid growth
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:29 PM   #84 (permalink)
 
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Totally awesome, Bob!





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Woops! Wrong banner! A step up from "you stink" though, isn't it!!! The banner I meant to post was...






All jokes aside, I think it's just terrific what you've done, and I sure am proud of you. Hats off to you, MG!



You know what "MG" stands for, right? Master Gardener, of course!



I hope you know I expect a homemade banana loaf, baked and sent my way shortly
after harvest?


Thanks for the great shots. You should be very proud of yourself. An excellent gardening accomplishment. Enjoy.


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Old 07-28-2010, 05:30 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Congrats Bob! Great work for zone 6a! Keep the photos coming... whether you need coffee for a hangover or not!
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Thanks Hollyberry, I think the "KMA" banner might be the nicest thing you've said to me.... what's come over you?
I'll start looking up some recipes now so I'm ready when they ripen....... go wait by the window Coming from you being called a master gardener is ..... flattering ( stunned really)


Thanks Cory.... another sepal opened overnight and now there's 6 more bananas. The next one feels like it may have a lot going on under there. I'll post soon. Thanks for the encouragement.
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A WHOPPING 23!!! Yes, that's sarcasm you detect there. I was a bit disappointed with the low count but had been told to expect that the first time it fruited so I can't say it was totally unexpected.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:43 AM   #88 (permalink)
 
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Oh please, don't be so modest...you know you're an incredible gardener! Likely got the biggest head in Jersey now because of your success! Seen it all, done it all, and grown it all now, eh?

Nevermind looking for a recipe. I'll give you my grandmother's...

If you ever wanna taste that homemade jerky I make, you better get busy on that loaf when the time is right!

Also, you haven't received that box from me yet, have you? I could put a stop hold on it!

Very cool though. Can't wait to see more shots...


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Seems I'm getting a new hand each day, the third opened last night and it feels like there's a lot more to come..... 16 fingers so far ( my neighbors think I'm nuts out fondling the bud all the time but.... it's the first one ever):
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That's growing fast! And it's definitely NOT corn! Great work! Keep the photos coming!
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Bob, if you have some nectar hanging from some of your bananas, I think you should wait until your neighbor is around and lick some of it off and offer to let him try it out! He'll probably stay away from you after that!
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:32 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Bob, if you have some nectar hanging from some of your bananas, I think you should wait until your neighbor is around and lick some of it off and offer to let him try it out! He'll probably stay away from you after that!
Funny you mention that Harvey, Mitchel mentioned that yesterday to my wife on another forum though my response kind of strayed from gardening and isn't fit for print. In any case I was out there doing just that last night....... haven't seen the neighbors since!
( 8 more fingers this morning bringing the total to24)
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Isn't this fun that we get nanas just about 2 weeks apart! You & Anne are banana King & Queen...you have more than my 18 count.
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It is cool that we got them and the same variety to flower so close in time. You're the banana queen though.... the fruit count really doesn't matter, it's the acomplishment for us gardeners in the cold zones to even get one to this point that is so cool... For me at least I think the king isn't quite right..... more like the joker
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There sure are a lot of stretches of wild imaginations in this thread and nothing wrong with having a good sense of humor...so thanks for the laughs. I for one, love a good joke.


Bob, your bananas are looking good enough to eat!


I'd really love to see some more shots of them and think you should show them off constantly. After all, this is your thread. I've never watched this process before and would like to see it more closely. Get that camera out and snap another shot, will ya?


I sure hope you get a chance to ripen some of those babies, so I can get that banana loaf
after all! I've got a recipe of my grandmother's that you can follow...

How are the neighbor's now? Still think you're nutz? I understand the enthusiasm and excitement, as all of us gardeners do. Pretty cool that you get to see it all up-close and personal like that...you lucky bugger!

Jealous & banana-less in London,

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You know, Bob, it's exciting for me to watch the progress in pictures, I wonder how you can even sleep.
Then I read one of your posts in this thread, when you took pics at 5:30am and found out that you probably no longer bother with sleeping.
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Thanks for the encouragement HBL, Jack and all! Yeah... truth be told I go out to it first thing in the morning , when I get home from work and sometimes in the middle of the night ( thats when the new sepals open to reveal the little bananas and flowers after every warm day) It's up to 40 bananas now though they seem to get progressively smaller..... not sure if this is normal. I'll post another shot real soon ( I was afraid of posting daily but now realize alot of us havent seen this process and of course its the first time I've seen it too...... I overheard my next door neighbors saying it was amazing yesterday( and my head swelled a bit)

ok here's some shots I just took of the bunch:


Here's the latest hand which has 10 fingers which is the most ever but they're very small in comparison to the first few hands that appeared:


Let's see what tomorrow brings....?
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Bob, there's no humanly possible way that you would overfeed us with your pix. Keep 'em comin'!
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Agree with Jack wholeheartedly...show us pics everyday, Bob.

Those are just simply...wow! Love them. How ornamental they are and the way the sun catches them in the pics is too cool. Can't believe how much they've grown!

More pics tomorrow and everyday, please...


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This is great! Like everyone keeps saying, keep those photos coming! If mine ever does that, I'll prolly wear my cam down taking photos!
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