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subsonicdrone 05-15-2021 06:35 AM

subsonicdrone's 2021 thread
 
well to kick it off...
i finally checked on my "dormant" box of bananas
i was really hoping to see a bunch of green stems in there... but instead it was a giant pile of mush
too wet and possibly too cold.. cant say for sure
i will attempt this again some time.. but not in the foam box
in a root cellar or something similar
one small plant which was sitting on top of everything else made it... it might be a basjoo
the dwarf orinoco was the most promising of the remaining ones
i planted it in the front yard.. hopefully it wakes up
i have started the process of bringing the plants out from the basement so i will update this later today


subsonicdrone 05-15-2021 06:13 PM

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i had to work today so i did not get them all out
tomorrow i should get some help with a few of the bigger plants

subsonicdrone 05-16-2021 11:52 AM

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all of my plants except my two fruiting pineapples have been brought out now

subsonicdrone 05-23-2021 08:46 AM

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lots of transplanting and potting up this weekend
this dwarf green will stay in the same container though

the basjoo is growing, it has a tomato plant beside it now


these are the first banana plants i have ever planted in the front yard
from left to right
mystery seedling, "ice cream" hopefully tall namwa, basjoo


the pots on the roof got veto'd
it wasnt really necessary anyways since all the "dormant" ones in the garage died
there will be more room in the yard this year

see pics below V V V V

*Dearly Depotted* 05-24-2021 01:13 PM

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Nice job! Keep up the good work! Yeah Iím busy bringing mine outside too! Good luck this year!

sirdoofus 05-24-2021 06:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by subsonicdrone (Post 341300)
lots of transplanting and potting up this weekend
this dwarf green will stay in the same container though


the basjoo is growing, it has a tomato plant beside it now


these are the first banana plants i have ever planted in the front yard
from left to right
mystery seedling, "ice cream" hopefully tall namwa, basjoo


the pots on the roof got veto'd
it wasnt really necessary anyways since all the "dormant" ones in the garage died
there will be more room in the yard this year

Sorry to hear about the boxed plants, otherwise looking good. Should be fun to fill out the now vacated spaces. Thanks for posting.

cincinnana 05-26-2021 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by subsonicdrone (Post 340969)
all of my plants except my two fruiting pineapples have been brought out now

You plants kept very well in your indoor grow room.
And you basjoos are doing what they do...busting loose:)

subsonicdrone 06-05-2021 04:21 PM

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considering it snowed lightly for over an hour last week the plants are doing fairly well
here are the ones in the front yard

and a close up of the mystery seedling


the backyard:

in that pic you can see my fastest growing plant right now
as cincinnana said its busting loose... the basjoo which overwintered outside

which is showing some red on the underside of the leaf as it unfurls as well

but also the new leaves are very light green... am i not giving enough nitrogen cincinnana?
i have started putting coffee grinds down and peeing there... now that i think of it i might put down some fish fert too

cincinnana 06-05-2021 05:01 PM

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Amazing....your plants look just like mine.

Your leaves will come up light green and darken as they mature and unravel.
The burgundy sheen on the underside of the leaf is an added bonus.
Make room for pups:)

NOW is the time to hit the plants with the fertilizer of your choice.
Use what you can afford.
I purchase most garden stuff at end of season sales or broken bags at the big box.
A general garden/turf fertilizer will keep the plants well fed.

Locally some basjoo and pro rose growers growers fertilize their plants when there is no growth (Said whaaaat). Hostas too!
This gives the plants a great start and feeds them when when they need it.

Great grow space.....and garden.

subsonicdrone 06-20-2021 06:22 PM

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well the weather has been up and down some hot days but also 11C forecasted overnight soon
here is a group shot
the basjoo is on the left in the background
in the foreground from left to right are:
pisang keling with the nice coloured underside to the unfurling leaf, dwarf namwa, thai black, supposed blue java
on the right is the matoke east african highland banana
which is growing quickly!


gros michel did not like being snowed on but is recovering


the basjoo is still the fastest growing


the plants in the front yard:

the mystery seedling could be a musa thomsonii

subsonicdrone 07-05-2021 09:01 PM

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we had a strong storm blow through including hail
it shredded the plants a bit but i think they liked all the rain!


my mystery seedling in the front yard has a couple pups now!

it sprouted along with two others that were in a container where i had put all my seeds which had not germinated
one died the other was a little slower growing
i thought at first that they were the same variety but it is clear now that they are not

what tipped me off to the difference was where the leaf meets the petiole

different from the one in the frontyard which has ear lobe type leaf shape where the leaf meets the petiole... that feature had me thinking the one out front might be musa thomsonii

i am stoked to have another variety and it will be interesting to try and figure out which type it is

here is an update on the basjoo....


a pic of the pretty p stem on the lacatan


also a couple non banana pics.. my sago and madagascar palm are producing new leaves


sirdoofus 07-05-2021 11:54 PM

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Looking good!!

*Dearly Depotted* 07-09-2021 11:16 PM

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Pretty impressive! :goteam:

LaBananaGwr2018 07-13-2021 11:42 AM

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Great job. Thanks for sharing your pics

IRENEW 07-14-2021 10:34 AM

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sorry about your plants.
Waiting to see the Matoke/East African highland banana plant , I have checked your Gallery several times I cant find it . please pictures, I have high hopes for the offsprings. I think they produced it once and never again

LaBananaGwr2018 07-14-2021 01:45 PM

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Subsonicdrone,

Plants great. Tahnk you for sharing them. Good luck with your seedlings. Can't wait to see what varieties they are.

cincinnana 07-14-2021 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by subsonicdrone (Post 342928)
we had a strong storm blow through including hail

Your garden is amazing....

subsonicdrone 07-14-2021 08:56 PM

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thanks everyone... i will post up some pics on the weekend
i was just out there and they have grown since i saw them last
i saw a hummingbird at the monarda on the weekend and it is starting to look nice

subsonicdrone 07-18-2021 07:16 AM

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so i took a lot of pictures and also a video which it a bit blurry since the sun was still coming up but it turned out good because i caught the hummingbird at the monarda toward the end of the video
https://vimeo.com/576393995
i made a folder for the pics so you can see them all there but i will post a few here as well
https://ibb.co/album/3B3J2R
starting with the pics of the matoke as requested.... my gallery on the site here has been full for some time now.. i upload them elsewhere





the mystery seedling out front has 3 pups now and i noticed yesterday that my supposed blue java has 3 pups as well, here is a pic


i planted some sugar cane stems and to my suprise a banana plant had sprouted in the centre of that pot. another mystery!


this mystery seedlings morphology has changed a bit as it gets bigger.. for a while i was hoping it was velutina


its a bit blurry but here is a pic of the hummingbird at the monarda


dwarf green:


this dwarf puerto rican is growing nicely!


my balbisiana is not growing dangerously fast... but is chugging along


big mike had a couple setbacks but is grooving now


you can see the rest of the pics if you go through the folder i linked

subsonicdrone 07-18-2021 11:24 AM

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this poor plant... i am about to give it more soil
its a banana snowman!


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