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Old 05-11-2019, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Come on Mother Nature I have Banana Plants beating on the basement door wanting outside. Still 40F nights. High today 52F, last frost date May 15. Got to get better next week, I hope. We do have plenty of water though, with the Mississippi River running wild.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you send it to me as well but I think you might need a different transportation rather than a train lol
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ok sending it to you my friend.

but yall need to send me some rain. going to bed early watering near a hundred mats by hand. irrigation can't keep up. going to add a couple of sprinkler heads but it is only superficial.

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but yall need to send me some rain. going to bed early watering near a hundred mats by hand. irrigation can't keep up. going to add a couple of sprinkler heads but it is only superficial.
Master Beam sending you rain, Texas has plenty !
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ok sending it to you my friend.

but yall need to send me some rain. going to bed early watering near a hundred mats by hand. irrigation can't keep up. going to add a couple of sprinkler heads but it is only superficial.
Send up a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Tanker Train, we will fill it up for you.
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Any picture of the red abyssinian? How big at end of summer? How big when you started and how did you store it for winter.
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I'm in Santa Barbara, CA. I need some warm weather too! Crazy...
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On the right, not the best pic.

What I cut down.

The corm cut as seen on youtube.


They shot up some pups. Divided one yesterday, some not rooted enough yet.
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Nice job on you red abyssinian!!
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WOW! Looks like you did not dry corm after cutting? or if you did, would be short time as the pstem cross section looks pretty fresh. This is news for me that by splitting corm into various pieces like this that one gets numerous pups - fantastic way to propagate, especially as Ensete maurelii does not pup well on its own.
What sort of mix are you using? and when did you make the corm cut?
AND what is you tube url?
(Do regular musas pup like this if corms chopped into sections??)
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WOW! Looks like you did not dry corm after cutting? or if you did, would be short time as the pstem cross section looks pretty fresh. This is news for me that by splitting corm into various pieces like this that one gets numerous pups - fantastic way to propagate, especially as Ensete maurelii does not pup well on its own.
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I cut it and potted it, waited a couple of days before watering and watered sparingly when dry. I did not use any fungus control, but may be a good idea to put some cinnamon or fungus powder on the corm.I cut it at the end of the growing season, put it in the 60F basement with grow lights. In march I put it on the heat mat. Here's the url to the video- https://youtu.be/dviqZKgJkKE
I use potting mix I get at Menards, sometimes I mix in some perlite.

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Question: how thick were the slices you cut and how far up did you go / were they successful?
Or do I misunderstand and you only used the crown cut into quarters?
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Or do I misunderstand and you only used the crown cut into quarters?
Yes, I cut the corm in quarters, there's a url to a YouTube video on this in my last post.
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"An unusual bout of widespread late May rain now appears increasingly likely across most of CA over next 10 days as jet stream briefly strengthens to winter-like speed over N. Pacific. Well below avg temps & soaking rainfall possible; even some snow in high Sierra!"

We just put melons into the ground :-(
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Iowa's youtube video is absolutely top notch - both photography as well as content. A must watch! https://youtu.be/dviqZKgJkKE And checking out a french video on propagation, looks like similar procedure can be used on bananas, though it appears they just make deep cuts in the crown, leaving the whole corm whole.
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Yup, great video! I tend to skip videos, they take too much time... But this one is worth it...
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Iowa's youtube video is absolutely top notch - both photography as well as content. A must watch! https://youtu.be/dviqZKgJkKE And checking out a french video on propagation, looks like similar procedure can be used on bananas, though it appears they just make deep cuts in the crown, leaving the whole corm whole.
The video was by PlantzNThings Hosted by Bill B, he has other Youtube video's also. I'll take credit for the link, here's a follow up video on the Ensete. https://youtu.be/5aCb09KhgdQ
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