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I went to Home Depot this weekend and saw these Oak whiskey barrel planters on sale and it gave me an idea to be able to grow bananas in parts of my yard that aren't ideal to be planted directly on the ground. These are 25 gallon barrels and should be easy to drill some drain holes.

What do you guys think? Would it only be feasible for smaller dwarf varieties? What about bigger banana plants?

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I have a couple. I pulled a pup off of my bordelon and it's by my pool. It is really looking great. It's perfect for that variety because of the way the pups grow and fills out the pot. It is doing just as I had hoped.
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I went to Home Depot this weekend and saw these Oak whiskey barrel planters on sale and it gave me an idea to be able to grow bananas in parts of my yard that aren't ideal to be planted directly on the ground. These are 25 gallon barrels and should be easy to drill some drain holes.

What do you guys think? Would it only be feasible for smaller dwarf varieties? What about bigger banana plants?

Good for little and big plants.....at 18 plus gal per container this a good purchase.

To extend the life of your wood container plant a container that fits inside of the barrel...and remove it at the end of season
Plant filler plants such as perennial oxalis to fill the pot.

The plant is tolerant to low water conditions and takes a lot of garden abuse.

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Wow! That looks amazing!
That's a beautiful plant! Geat spot accenting the pool too!

It's definitely very appealing and exactly what I was envisioning

That's what I was looking for
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Wow! That looks amazing!
That's a beautiful plant! Geat spot accenting the pool too!

It's definitely very appealing and exactly what I was envisioning

That's what I was looking for
Thanks!!

Hey no problem and if you'd like a bordelon pup I will send you one. I have a few. I planted the pup roughly 6 weeks ago, maybe less. It's pushing new babies like crazy. I had to cut one out already because it was getting too tall and screwing up my symmetry ��

I have a patch planted in the ground that gave me 2 flowers last year and they were gorgeous.

Let me know if you want one. I'll send you one no charge.
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