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Old 10-14-2019, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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just a few more to collect from neighbours... and some stayed at their summer home

last year the big ones i chopped down did quite well so i tried it with most of the plants this year
usually the leaves which grew outside die when they come inside and vice versa
it makes it a little easier going through the kitchen and down the stairs to the basement too

they will likely be hitting the ceiling in no time
luckily no flower buds were encountered while hacking
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Nice collection of plants you have, I find the one good thing about bringing them in is that we don't have to water them as much, you sure do have your hands full watering all of yours. I don't cut my nana down, I treat her as a house plant, I enjoy seeing her all winter and she does put out new leaves.
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I'm going to try chopping back half of my pots.

You're right, the leaves I bring inside don't make it long. And the leaves produced inside don't make it outside in the spring!

That way I can enjoy looking at several of my plants this winter, like Christine, and not have a jungle in my dining room!
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i almost forgot about the fruiting one
my friend had wrapped the bunch with a pair of track pants and put a hand warmer packet
hanging slightly below in the track pants so the heat would rise towards it
he did this on a couple nights when the temperatures went near zero (and there was frost)
the bunch has been cut now and is hanging
the yellow colour is likely cold damage and not ripeness
some seem filled in or close to it while others look angular still
hopefully we will be able to eat some!
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oh yeah, the scale of this bunch is quite small...
not exactly a 100+lbs rack!

yes the watering is fun at first and becomes a chore at times
i would like to get a hose and wand
carrying buckets and watering with a jar is how i do it now
i use an abs pipe to reach the far ones
it is about 3 feet long and i pour the jar into the one end
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I think MABYE the bunch is raja puri
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it was id'd as dwarf cavendish

observations from cutting the tops off...
tiny little plants do not like it
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it was id'd as dwarf cavendish

observations from cutting the tops off...
tiny little plants do not like it
Guess we’ll no for sure when you try they huh?
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well one month later and two of them have hit the ceiling


thats the dwarf iholena and a dwarf cavendish
it is somewhat problematic that they are already this big since there are many months left of being indoors

a funky leaf came out of this chopped in half lacatan


will these two ensete ventricosum hit the ceiling by spring?????????????
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Looking mighty fine..
You're going to need to raise the roof soon.
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