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Old 10-09-2021, 03:48 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Wow, you have a TON of stuff crammed into that space, but it all looks really good. Lotta bananas though. If one didn't know better, one might think you were on a banana forum or something...

I see some raised beds in there too, but then again, I'm really into raised beds so I notice them.

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thank you both!
new page needs new pics!

you can see there are some leaves yellowing
especially on the hua moa which is ready to throw in the towel i think
it is probably the most cold sensitive one in my garden



i have been noticing lots of tiny pups breaking the surface so hopefully they continue to grow
sometimes the cold weather makes them stop growing
lots of my "new" varieties are making their first pup or two
the plants slowed right down the other week when it was cold but are still slowly growing
i gave a little too much fish fert to the balbisiana and a few deformed leaves came out but it has sorted itself out



the forecast looks good still... could end up being the plants longest season outside since they came out a little early this year as well
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The tomatoes are filling out nicely......

The palm is a keeper too.
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here are some pics i took in the morning...
the yard looks different now as i spent a good part of the day bringing plants inside
i did not get them all in though, i will have to continue tomorrow
some are staying out a little longer and i will store those ones dormant
a basjoo out front and the one that got big in the backyard will be mulched and left outside all winter
here is the one in the backyard that got big... count trunkula


this balbisiana is now in the front hallway


the thai black and matoke are also in the front hallway now



the plumeria is now inside by the sliding door.. it looks a lot bigger now that it is inside


i will post some more pics tomorrow
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i thought i would have more room in the basement this year because the plan is to have some in the hallway but i still have a fairly crowded basement... still trying to get them organized in there with pathways for watering


i cut the bunch off the hua moa... it had started to fill in slightly but they were tiny
i dug up the hua moa pup and corm and potted them in a smaller container
there are still some which are outside which i plan to separate a pup and store dormant

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the plants which are outside still are looking good
including the big mike
some plants which have come inside are doing what they normally do... loosing leaves
like this amberella ... happens every winter
seems like the plumeria is staring to loose some too
this weekend i will have to dig up plants to store them dormant
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Old 10-30-2021, 06:27 PM   #47 (permalink)
 
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bit of a rainy day but i worked on getting the plants out
the "ice cream" out front got pretty thick towards the end so i wanted to measure it and compare to count trunkula
they ended up being the same circumference
"ice cream" (hopefully tall namwa) :


"count trunkula" (basjoo) :


chopped leaves off


dug them up and removed some pups:


i havent actually brought them inside yet... might do that tomorrow
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How many seasons have you dug up and replanted those beasties?
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those ones in the front yard were babies in the spring.. so none
hopefully my dormant storing attempt goes a little more smoothly this time
it would be nice to plant some big stems out in the spring
the biggest plant in the spring when i brought them outside was my supposed blue java
thats me holding the pstem in the pic below... it was my tallest plant this year
that one was on its 2nd season but it has been in a pot this whole time

so i have been working on getting plant ready for overwintering outside
i got some chips from work and piled them up....
then thought maybe it was too much too soon but also a friend needed some for his plants so i have taken away some of the pile in the pics below and brought them to his plants and i will add more in a month or so when it gets colder













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Nice - Looking forward to seeing how they come through the winter. I am assuming that is a basement you have those guys in?
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they are in the cold room which is under the front porch
it is un-insulated but attached to the basement
i have not set it up yet but i plan to have a small electric heater on a thermostat to maintain 10C
i will be able to check on them unlike last year when they were in the foam box in the garage which i sealed up

either way i should have big plants to bring outside in the spring because of the ones in the front hall
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Sounds like a winner. What have your lowest temps been over the last couple of weeks?
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fair bit of frost on roofs this morning and yesterday but previous to that it was only very light hints of frost a couple times
this coming week is going to warm up to highs of 14C and lows of 6-8C
its been a warm fall here so far
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i took this pic the morning of my last post above this one...
this was the heaviest frost we got and then it warmed back up a bit


warm enough that the plant was still pushing a new leaf out slowly


the backyard did not seem to have the frost like out front and the basjoo back there is still slowly pushing a new leaf as well
i did cut off a few big leaves for my nephews to play with
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i took this pic the morning of my last post above this one...
this was the heaviest frost we got and then it warmed back up a bit


warm enough that the plant was still pushing a new leaf out slowly


the backyard did not seem to have the frost like out front and the basjoo back there is still slowly pushing a new leaf as well
i did cut off a few big leaves for my nephews to play with
Looks cold.....

For fun and "educational purposes" try this with your Basjoo.
Uae a marker and draw a line on that pushing leaf and watch it slowly push for a while. The soil temp is 10c and above and still warm enough for growth.
You will find it amazing how much abuse the plant will endure before it gives up for the season.
The leaf will push as long as the stem does not get damaged from a freeze.

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meanwhile inside, a friend gave me a zebrina


out of the ones i cut down my mystery seedling bounced back the fastest and wants to hit the ceiling already


this one is doing well also


my dwarf iholena on the other hand grew about 3.5 inches and then stopped
it has a friend helping patrol for bugs!
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the pstem is still standing
i will post a final update on the pots inside later this week

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ok so i am a day late but i took these pics yesterday
downstairs not looking too bad however i did notice spider mites



upstairs i let some of the smaller ones get too dry
they all look unhappy, hopefully the progressively longer days help them come back


guess i need to make a resolution to water more frequently
i hope to have some personal record big plants this year
happy new year everyone
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Wow your plants downstairs look great.

Your upstairs plants look a lot like mine in the garage...I am sure they will come back just fine.



I figure the plants whose leaves have all given up the ghost no longer need to be watered, I am considering them dormant at this point. The ones that have leaves have been getting foliar mist every few days. Based on my experience last year I am a bit afraid of over watering the potting mix and would rather err on the side of dryness.

Keep up the inspiring work, good luck with the rest of winter and please keep us posted.
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Great inspirational photos.
Spring is right around the corner
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