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Old 06-12-2020, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This thread is a contest between Valor_X & Backyard Banana Joe to see who can get their Praying Hands pup to fruit first!
There are no rules and cheating is encouraged ��. <-- (BBJ Wrote that LOL)
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Here is how it all started: Finally got My Hands on some Praying Hands!

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Old 06-12-2020, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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And here is my plant! Let the race begin! AND.... Valor_X is ALREADY CHEATING with a bigger plant!!! Gggrrrrrr!! :c ool:





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Good luck to both of you. May the fruit be with you.
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We should all get to take bets. Winners get free Praying Hands Bananas...If there's any left!

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I know it’s technically still too small to plant, but wanted to get junior here in the ground.


*AS A SIDE NOTE, WINNER SHOULD BE PUT IN THE HALL OF FAME*

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BBJ using the highly unusual and highly controversial pumpkin fertilizer strategy which is illegal in California but still practices in Florida. This could be a game changer!

“On the sacrifice of these little pumpkins a mighty banana plant shall arise”
—-BBJ as quoted from the “Praying Hands Challenge of 2020”
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BBJ using the highly unusual and highly controversial pumpkin fertilizer strategy which is illegal in California but still practices in Florida. This could be a game changer!

“On the sacrifice of these little pumpkins a mighty banana plant shall arise”
—-BBJ as quoted from the “Praying Hands Challenge of 2020”


Lol

I just elected you as the commentator !!!!
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DANG!!! Look at you with the Banana HACKS!!

Looks like I have a lot to learn and some catching up to do!
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BBJ using the highly unusual and highly controversial pumpkin fertilizer strategy which is illegal in California but still practices in Florida. This could be a game changer!

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Love this
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I know it’s technically still too small to plant, but wanted to get junior here in the ground.







Interesting! While I do direct compost to my bananas, are you concerned those pumpkins breaking down will tie up nitrogen in the soil? Love to see unorthodox planting methods! keep the updates coming!
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Ah........ I think it will be fine
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Update: my praying hands received a HUGE setback. (I hear you sniggering, Valor_X ) it wasn't planted too early, but all the organic matter came back and hit me in the behind. I accidentally created a hot compost pile lol. I noticed it wasn't growing so I pulled it out. All the roots were cooked beyond repair. So I potted it up and it is in the process of healing.
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Update: my praying hands received a HUGE setback. (I hear you sniggering, Valor_X ) it wasn't planted too early, but all the organic matter came back and hit me in the behind. I accidentally created a hot compost pile lol. I noticed it wasn't growing so I pulled it out. All the roots were cooked beyond repair. So I potted it up and it is in the process of healing.
That's what you get for trying some sorcery!! LOL

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Well you know.. everyone loves a come from behind story!
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My Praying Hands pup took a long time to start recovering (over a month) but it's starting to grow now coming out nice and green

The weirdest thing happened, as you can see in the picture...
Initially a cigar leaf was coming out 2 weeks ago and then stopped.

Now it pushed out a new green cigar leaf and is starting to grow vigorously and it looks fat

Maybe it was choked? Who knows
Either way... I got some catching up to do and looks like it'll be smooth sailing from here!



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Old 07-22-2020, 11:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Uh oh.... That thing looks like a rocket. Lol

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I recommend some worm-compost tea for the watering. Supposed to maximize nutrient uptake.
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Rocket ship indeed!

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I saw the email notification and was like, "NOOOOOO! Did he plant it already? " Lol looking good!
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