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Old 08-01-2017, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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since photobucket wrecked my last thread i thought i would start a new one
here is a quick video of the backyard.. with more to come soon

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Great video .
Love the camo air pots.
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they look cool to the eye
but when you shine a UV light at them they light right up and stick out like a sore thumb
not as durable as the root pouch although they are cheaper and after 2 seasons only 1 has ripped so far
see my pomelo is flowering!
wish my grandmother was still with us to enjoy the fruit
she loved grapefruit
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it has been a while since i posted but i am still lurking when i can
cold overnights came early this season and last year the plants spent a lot of time indoors
to try to reduce the electricity bill i set up a greenhouse of sorts
heated it slightly on the coldest of nights, actually my family did
i was out of town for a month or so
so here they are in the temporary greenhouse:
https://vimeo.com/241694658

i brought them inside a couple days ago
which is quite late in the season compared to when i normally might
some minor damage to some of the plants but not the bananas
might change as they adjust to the new lighting and dry conditions
here they are now:
https://vimeo.com/241695176
you can really tell that i have one magnetic ballast and one electronic ballast

access for watering is difficult so i may make a simple watering tool
a pvc pipe with a funnel attached to one end
works well for people with physical disabilities ie. use of one arm
who want to tend their own garden
use a jug instead of a funnel and brace the jug between youre legs
scoop cupfuls of water from a bucket beside youre chair
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well a bit of good news and a bit of bad news
bad news is my theobroma cacao is not looking great... possibly dead
it had green leaves when it came in.. but the change to hot and dry plus
being underwatered at the time caused all those leaves to shrivel and die.
i will still await some new growth from the stem somewhere but it does not look good

on to the good news... all my citrus are doing great. not all of them have produced fruit
up to this point but since coming inside they all seem to be flowering and forming fruit.

and the main reason for an update............
my first flag leaf ever! woo hoo!!!!
https://vimeo.com/243845128
the plant is a lot smaller than it has been in the past
and it has been putting out rather small leaves for a while now

pretty pumped up!
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well a bit of good news and a bit of bad news
bad news is my theobroma cacao is not looking great... possibly dead
it had green leaves when it came in.. but the change to hot and dry plus
being underwatered at the time caused all those leaves to shrivel and die.
i will still await some new growth from the stem somewhere but it does not look good

on to the good news... all my citrus are doing great. not all of them have produced fruit
up to this point but since coming inside they all seem to be flowering and forming fruit.

and the main reason for an update............
my first flag leaf ever! woo hoo!!!!
https://vimeo.com/243845128
the plant is a lot smaller than it has been in the past
and it has been putting out rather small leaves for a while now

pretty pumped up!
Congrats buddy! Wow! I'm very happy for you!
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thanks JP!

for those of you who did not read my other thread this is in Toronto, Canada

i joined when i got my first banana plant so it has taken a while...

Pstem height is 2'6" LOL

plant was bought in Niagara on the Lake, Canada. in a grocery store.
did well its first season.. even had pups

overwintering bare root was a disaster. the basement flooded and most of my banana plant collection was mush
this plant and my musella lasiocarpa survived
some seasons it did better than others
the season previous to this past summer it was my biggest plant
it would not fit inside vertical in the fall.
this past summer it stayed shorter. with shorter leaves.
I was actually expecting to have to have a full blown greenhouse before getting a flower.
nice surprise!
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Congrats subsonicdrone!.....
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https://vimeo.com/244517466
well the flower is a lot smaller than i was expecting
must be because the plant is small, leaves are small and the container is only 20 gal.
you think the pup is feeding the mother plant at this point?
what do you think of the flower resting on the petiole of the other plant?
is it an issue? should i cut that leaf off or just let nature take its course
looks like it might work out ok and the pup will act like a brace to hold up the bunch?
there is a beam nearby which i could use to hold up the bunch otherwise.
still pumped up!

edit here is a still photo taken on the 27th:
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Give it time to open up. Small or not, that's still pretty impressive.
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looks like there is only a couple fingers per hand
my first bananas
i added a product called myke fruit and veggie but it is meant to be under the soil
i did not want to disturb roots so it did not get worked in very deep
IMG_5684_zpsztcsw0up.jpg Photo by subsonicdrone | Photobucket
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video update:
https://vimeo.com/245507659

edit: some more pics and addition of humidifier

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really nice pics.
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Thanks for sharing! Gives me hope!
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well the bug situation was pretty good for a while but i had a small
explosion of borg aka spider mites
so i have been applying soapy water and physically rubbing affected areas
seems to be working.. havent spotted one in a while
i think the spots on the leaves (mostly the plumeria and musella lasicarpa)
are from the soap getting into wounds caused by the mites
i could be wrong though
whenever i spray the soapy water i get the song: down at the car wash yeah
stuck in my head
https://vimeo.com/246585930

got 3 bananas on this last hand
https://vimeo.com/246585929

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edit: newest hand has more fingers!
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song! not the song. I hate it when that happens. the one I hate; yes I have no bananas!

thanks for the pics and the videos.
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