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Old 10-28-2020, 03:41 AM   #241 (permalink)
 
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Thank you for sharing photes of your plants. Love looking at all of them especially the finger limes, paw paws and tamarillos. If you do mind me asking, did you start the tamarillos from seed?
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this is my first banana plant, musa icecream. It has been in the garage growing on a heat pad set at 75 degrees. Currently it is in a 18" pot under a light for 8 hrs a day. I only water when the moisture meter gets to low on the green side and only from the bottom. It varies how often depending on the weather outside. fertilize only once a month. I was wondering if I need to change what I'm doing for the upcoming months now that we are in November. I live in a zone 9a but it has been known to get in the low 20's last year at night with 50 to 60 during the day. I want to plant it outside in the spring. Any advise for a first timer?
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this is my first banana plant, musa icecream. It has been in the garage growing on a heat pad set at 75 degrees. Currently it is in a 18" pot under a light for 8 hrs a day. I only water when the moisture meter gets to low on the green side and only from the bottom. It varies how often depending on the weather outside. fertilize only once a month. I was wondering if I need to change what I'm doing for the upcoming months now that we are in November. I live in a zone 9a but it has been known to get in the low 20's last year at night with 50 to 60 during the day. I want to plant it outside in the spring. Any advise for a first timer?

I would suggest you put the light on for 12 hours a day. Alternatively, you can cut all leaves except for top layer and store in a dark dry cool place, but if it is young I would not do this. How many micromoles is the light and how high is it from the pot? how tall is the specimen? Welcome to the tropical Kingdom!
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Looking delicious! How they taste? I have never tried it.
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Looking delicious! How they taste? I have never tried it.
They don't taste so great. A bit of tomato + passion fruit. Usually they got juiced with orange juice or to make jam. They are very vitamin rich.
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They don't taste so great. A bit of tomato + passion fruit. Usually they got juiced with orange juice or to make jam. They are very vitamin rich.
How cold hardy are they?
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How cold hardy are they?
Like -1C... But even if the aereal got dead it will grow again from the roots and fruit on same year.
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The light is 6500 and I have been adjusting the light as it grows, up and down as a new leaf springs up and then unfolds.
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Also it is 5' 4" tall from the bottom of the pot right now
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The light is 6500 and I have been adjusting the light as it grows, up and down as a new leaf springs up and then unfolds.
This is perfect for the leafy growth stage. When fruiting, you want a full spectrum, but you have some time for this. You can just put it out in the summer and let it do its thing. Is the garage it is in heated, or is the heating pad the only source of heat?
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i checked out the links in youre signature as well
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Which of the pawpaws and magos do you recommend? I have being wanting to plant a couple and a mango but I have not had the chance to look for them. I got some guava plants but always looking to add to the collection.
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Which of the pawpaws and magos do you recommend? I have being wanting to plant a couple and a mango but I have not had the chance to look for them. I got some guava plants but always looking to add to the collection.
Hi. Depend the varieties you have available...
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