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Old 08-08-2015, 12:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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That's another challenge here... a rainy winter...
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That's another challenge here... a rainy winter...
In our winters, sometimes it rains for weeks. If you plant yours in the ground,plant in a mound. That way it will not be sitting in water if the timing is off. If the ground drains well not as big of deal. My ground drains extremely well. I might still make a raised bed and plant there.
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In our winters, sometimes it rains for weeks. If you plant yours in the ground,plant in a mound. That way it will not be sitting in water if the timing is off. If the ground drains well not as big of deal. My ground drains extremely well. I might still make a raised bed and plant there.
Ha ok then, i have a good drain in my ground and he is all in a gentle slope. Whater never sits there.
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Ha ok then, i have a good drain in my ground and he is all in a gentle slope. Whater never sits there.
When the ground drains well, your plant will need much more water when the weather gets hot and the plant is growing rapidly. Watch your plant close and it will tell you what it needs. Just takes a little time to learn the language.
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Yes... i'm used to grow other fruits but not bananas. I will report what i get, and soon more varieties arriving!
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Once I got the first one figured out I couldn't wait to get more. I currently have 7 different varieties and am still looking for more.
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Yup. You officially have a "Magnificent Obsession". Congratulations! Welcome to the club. I supposedly have a dwarf red something but the P stem is green so I suspect it's another type of something. But it is a Musa and it probably produces a dessert banana since that's the only type my source grows and bird doo plants can't occur in non seeded varieties.
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Yup. You officially have a "Magnificent Obsession". Congratulations! Welcome to the club. I supposedly have a dwarf red something but the P stem is green so I suspect it's another type of something. But it is a Musa and it probably produces a dessert banana since that's the only type my source grows and bird doo plants can't occur in non seeded varieties.
LOL, yes i officialy get it... and i will do my best to get them fruit!
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The header in my garage is 7 feet. If the plant, pot, and a set of wheels under the pot is more than 7 feet, I will need to dig them up. I have one plant that will be a good challenge for me. I have a Tall Red that member buddy gave me that gets 18 feet tall. It probably will not get that tall in my zone, but much taller than 7 feet. This year it will still fit through the door. Next year I don't think so. I will have to dig it up and lay it on its side in the garage or drag it under the house. If I get pups from it before then I might try both ways and see what works best. I think the most important thing to remember is, when it's cold and the plant is not growing, it doesn't need water. That was a mistake I made with my first plant. If it's not growing, the roots will rot with too much water.
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If you cut the Pstem, watch out for cutting though the buds, I cut back my velutinas to bring in and I accidentally cut though 3 flower buds that would have bloomed soon
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Yeah, me too!! we got 2 musa cavendish.. Although one had a rotten middle.. I am hoping to save it.. It is normally $30.00 it was on sale for $5.00..
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I have been reading. My only concern, at this point is the one plant that I purchased for $5.00 normally 30.00. The new growth was rotten. Hoping it will survive. Have you had any luck with that?
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I have been reading. My only concern, at this point is the one plant that I purchased for $5.00 normally 30.00. The new growth was rotten. Hoping it will survive. Have you had any luck with that?
I was looking to start a new thread, but I haven't figured it out yet.
I had one die a year ago; I still mourn it. Oh, I've lost other plants other than Musas over the years but only 1 banana. Sometimes you can't save them. How to save it? Do you have a picture of it? You can post it to your gallery here if you do. (There are instructions under Site Help and Feedback.) And then start a thread about your puppy.

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