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bananimal 01-23-2009 02:40 PM

What did you kill today?
 
Jarred's post on carefull research and decision making before selecting naner cultivars to plant got me thinking. Decided to get rid of all the least cold tolerant naner mats - the Red and White Iholene. Also those most susceptible to wind damage, the tall ones - Saba and Pitogo.

Some of the remains of the above mentioned naners


Here in PSL, Florida three cold nights in a row - low 30's -caused extensive leaf damage to all my planted naners. Potted pups went in the garage with a space heater.

Patchy frost on cars Thurs AM


Cold damage to leaves of both Goldfinger follow-on's


Did a test -- before cold showed up -- Knoched a lower leaf of Dwarf Brazil to let it hang down. With no horizontal surface for frost to settle on, the whole leaf stayed green.

Knoched but still attched DB leaf


Dan

Chironex 01-23-2009 03:47 PM

Re: Proposed new Sticky - What did you kill today?
 
Arrrgggggggggghhhhh! Look at the corms!!!!!!

mskitty38583 01-23-2009 03:54 PM

Re: Proposed new Sticky - What did you kill today?
 
oh that hurts my feelings. boooo hooooo waaaaaa make me cry like that!!!!sniff sniff

damaclese 01-23-2009 05:55 PM

Re: Proposed new Sticky - What did you kill today?
 
well if its any consolation to you the dwarf Brazilian you sent me is alive and healthy living out its teenage years in my warm an well lit down stairs hall Pstems swelling nicely I'm thinking there mite be a flower on its way soon although its only 4ft tall but it is in a pot and that side shoot it had when you sent it to me finally popped up after a heavy feeding 3 months ago
you can send me any of those corms you are digging up LOL i wouldn't worry about the frost the ground is still warm and the ones you are keeping will recover this spring
take care Pauly

Caloosamusa 01-23-2009 07:20 PM

Re: Proposed new Sticky - What did you kill today?
 
Bananimal,

I feel your pain! My Goldfingers were the least resiliant cultivares in this latest freeze (22Jan09). The FHIA-3 held up as well as my Saba, with very little damage. I may get out my ladder tomorrow and take some pics.

Best wishes,

stumpy4700 01-23-2009 10:49 PM

Re: Proposed new Sticky - What did you kill today?
 
Before it spins outta control maybe the title should be" What plants have you killed today"..Just a thought?

bananimal 01-24-2009 01:33 AM

Re: Proposed new Sticky - What did you kill today?
 
Not to worry. The sites of the deleted naners will be taken up by the big potted pups that are in the garage nice and warm. They are the SH-3640, Logees Ladyfinger, Manzano, Pisang Klotek and Belle.

Jarred was right. If you are going to plant in the ground you gotta plant stuff that works, not cause it sounds good on some nursery website. Two years ago Terry - Tlturbo - told me I was located right on the edge of no return for growing naners, here in PSL, and 2 cold winters in the 4 years I'm here proved him right.

BTW the Lula avocado, Duncan mango and the Jaboticaba came thru with no leaf damage.

All of the deleted naner mats have pups, and they will be excavated and available to forum members when it gets alot warmer - like April/May.

Dan

bananimal 01-24-2009 01:15 PM

Re: Proposed new Sticky - What did you kill today?
 
Please, no more tears guys. :0491::0491::0491: :0493::0493::0493:

I forgot to mention that the new rolled up leaves, the trunks and the short pups show no damage.

Pretty sure all, or most, of my naners will grow out new leaves. None of the follow-on pups are close to flower, and that's good too.

Time will tell. Everybody in South Fla and Calif pray for no more cold snaps!!!

Hey Calloosamoosa --- let's see some of your pics. Also - why is your location pin in the sea, south of Sanibel island? lol

Just checked mine - I put it in a retention pond next to I95 and Gatlin. About 4 miles from the house.

Dan

MediaHound 01-24-2009 04:57 PM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
Thread stuck! Brrr!

Richard 01-24-2009 10:57 PM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
I killed a Stevia bush by overwatering it during the last two weeks. Two others are doing fine though.

momoese 01-24-2009 11:43 PM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
Nothing

mskitty38583 01-25-2009 12:00 AM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
a spider, bermuda grass, some mushrooms growing out the bottom of an indoor potted plant, some of the most hated, god-forsaking, !@#$%$#@ gnats. i think thats about all i killed today......oh and i killed off about 4 pots of coffee!

MG 01-25-2009 12:25 AM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
Well if mskitty can kill off 4 pots of coffee than I can say that I killed a gallon of sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet tea. I'm addicted to it. Do I need a 12 step program? LOL

Note to mediahound-don't pass out b/c I'm actually here, lol.

Caloosamusa 01-25-2009 12:29 PM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
I think now I can say I have killed no bananas today!

Bananimal, I just uploaded some new pics, I think, that shows the freeze damage to FHIA-1, FHIA-2, Dwarf Nam Wa, Raja Puri, Red Iholena, SH-3640, Ice Cream, Zan Moreno, Kofi, and Brazilian Tall.

As you have already noticed I'm not South of Sanibel, but I'm close enough to be warm for my Bananas and mangos.

Best wishes!!

Kylie2x 01-29-2009 04:42 PM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
LOL one measly little Iochroma..
I checked the Banana's under the house... a bit blanced but looking healthy otherwise...the ones in the garage are still hanging in there and the few in the house are starting to put on new growth.. My AEAE broke dormancy and has put out it's first new leaf WOOHOO!!! I will try to get a pic up...
Kylie

Richard 01-30-2009 03:02 AM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
Two red-veined sorrel. Possibly due to fly larvae. I sprayed the rest with a pyrethrum.

Kylie2x 01-30-2009 08:21 AM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
Nice to see ya here Martha!!!
Kylie

mskitty38583 01-30-2009 10:16 AM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kylie2x (Post 62761)
LOL one measly little Iochroma..
I checked the Banana's under the house... a bit blanced but looking healthy otherwise...the ones in the garage are still hanging in there and the few in the house are starting to put on new growth.. My AEAE broke dormancy and has put out it's first new leaf WOOHOO!!! I will try to get a pic up...
Kylie

congrats on the new ae ae leaf!!!!!!:goteam::woohoonaner::ha:

bananabanger 02-02-2009 07:36 PM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
I killed some ants that i found in my garden.

I boiled a kettle then poured it down their nest.

I had two bananas afterwards though lol, so it wasn,t too bad

Caloosamusa 02-03-2009 02:51 PM

Re: What did you kill today?
 
I found and eliminated three Brazilian pepper sprouts. It is an invasive exotic
schinus terebinthifolia.

Best wishes,


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