Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Other Topics > DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself Do you know a good gardening DIY plan? Are you in need for some good DIY ideas? This is the forum to discuss all Do It Yourself plans and questions. For example, learn about: The pipe work to support banana bunches, making pots out of newspaper, using plastic cups as pots, tips for building coverings for plants during winter, etc. If you know a good DIY plan, please share it here, and if you need one, please ask away!


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-05-2017, 01:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
Location: Texas
Zone: 9a
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 36
BananaBucks : 3,581
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 11 Times
Was Thanked 37 Times in 24 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Had an idea on a greenhouse for bananas

Need some advice on this one. I live down in SE Texas and while I did successfully keep my potted bananas alive this winter I need to re-pot them and when I do they will grow taller. I have been meaning to put in a greenhouse in the backyard and was probably going to go with one of the 20'x10'x7' that I see advertised on ebay. I would probably replace the plastic covers however. I had a thought today though that perhaps I could dig a pit and put the greenhouse over the top of it to increase the height for tall bananas. Anyone have any experience doing something like this or thoughts on why I should not do it ? If this is in the wrong place let me know.
Starstryke is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Starstryke

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 03-05-2017, 07:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
Container Grower
 
cincinnana's Avatar
 
Location: Southwest Ohio U.S.A
Zone: HZ 6/5 Microclimate - Elevation 750 feet- 228.60 meters
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,779
BananaBucks : 6,464
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,755 Times
Was Thanked 5,298 Times in 2,064 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,157 Times
Default Re: Had an idea on a greenhouse for bananas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starstryke View Post
Need some advice on this one. I live down in SE Texas and while I did successfully keep my potted bananas alive this winter I need to re-pot them and when I do they will grow taller. I have been meaning to put in a greenhouse in the backyard and was probably going to go with one of the 20'x10'x7' that I see advertised on ebay. I would probably replace the plastic covers however. I had a thought today though that perhaps I could dig a pit and put the greenhouse over the top of it to increase the height for tall bananas. Anyone have any experience doing something like this or thoughts on why I should not do it ? If this is in the wrong place let me know.
There are 4-5 members in the forum whom have done this and have created time lined posts/threads on their successful projects.
Youtube has some informative projects also.

I put a link to some of them. Sorry if I have missed anyone.


.My New Banana House

Mark's Banana Forest Paradise


banana sphere pit greenhouse
__________________



Last edited by cincinnana : 03-05-2017 at 08:06 AM.
cincinnana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To cincinnana
Old 03-05-2017, 11:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Location: Cairo, Ga
Zone: 8b
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 571
BananaBucks : 9,576
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 192 Times
Was Thanked 775 Times in 424 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 117 Times
Default Re: Had an idea on a greenhouse for bananas

I just finished one about 1/2 that size, but not with a pit. As Matt have point out, other members have constructed greenhouses over 3 to 4 ft deep pits to increase interior height without increasing the greenhouse framing height. An additional advantage reported, is the ground temperature (heat) easily keeps interior temps in the mid 40s without additional heating during very cold freezing temps outside.

Should I need a bigger greenhouse, I would consider building it with a pit.
__________________
Find more about Weather in Cairo, GA
edwmax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To edwmax
Said thanks:
Old 03-05-2017, 02:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Location: Texas
Zone: 9a
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 36
BananaBucks : 3,581
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 11 Times
Was Thanked 37 Times in 24 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Had an idea on a greenhouse for bananas

Yep, I think I am going to do it. I just have to figure out the ground water level and if that will affect the pit. Almost no one has basements down here so this may be a problem. Might have to remove a tree now that I think about it. Ah well I have 8 months to figure all of this stuff out.
Starstryke is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Starstryke
Said thanks:
Old 03-05-2017, 06:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Location: Wichita,Ks
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 147
BananaBucks : 23,982
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 131 Times
Was Thanked 219 Times in 65 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 9 Times
Default Re: Had an idea on a greenhouse for bananas

I live up outside Amarillo,Texas.I grow bananas in my greenhouse,which is 20x30x12,lean to,greenhouse,I have to grow bananas which are the dwarf variety ,I'm growing Raja Puri Cuba Red Dwarf nah wah.I have fruit on trees now,what I wanted to say if you don't make it where the rain water runs completely away,so it does not flood you should be okay,but if they get wet one too many times,you'll just have rotted corms,and I believe you get quite a bit of rain there late winter early spring,as I use to live in Louisiana.
Tropicman is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Tropicman
Sponsors

Old 03-05-2017, 08:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Location: Cairo, Ga
Zone: 8b
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 571
BananaBucks : 9,576
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 192 Times
Was Thanked 775 Times in 424 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 117 Times
Default Re: Had an idea on a greenhouse for bananas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starstryke View Post
Yep, I think I am going to do it. I just have to figure out the ground water level and if that will affect the pit. Almost no one has basements down here so this may be a problem. Might have to remove a tree now that I think about it. Ah well I have 8 months to figure all of this stuff out.
Dig a hole 4 ft x 4ft 4 ft deep; cover with a pvc hoops & poly. Then observe water levels during dry weather and after rains for the next 8 months.

In the greenhouse, you can lay a couple of pvc french drains in the pit bottom draining to a sump to be pumped out if flooding might be a problem.
__________________
Find more about Weather in Cairo, GA
edwmax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To edwmax
Said thanks:
Old 03-07-2017, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
john_ny's Avatar
 
Location: Staten Island, NY - southernmost county in NY State.
Zone: USDA7- Sunset34
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,998
BananaBucks : 390,967
Feedback: 5 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,046 Times
Was Thanked 2,240 Times in 815 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 37 Times
Default Re: Had an idea on a greenhouse for bananas

Should be OK, provided the water table isn't high, and it doesn't flood.
__________________
John

john_ny is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To john_ny
Old 03-07-2017, 09:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Location: Texas
Zone: 9a
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 36
BananaBucks : 3,581
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 11 Times
Was Thanked 37 Times in 24 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Had an idea on a greenhouse for bananas

Yep, it has never flooded here and we have had hurricanes come through.
Starstryke is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Starstryke
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Had an idea about overwintering some bananas in pots and need some advice. Starstryke Container Grown Banana Plants 13 01-25-2016 11:58 AM
Some assorted bananas going in the greenhouse. siege2050 Main Banana Discussion 1 10-29-2014 11:25 PM
Winter mulch: Good idea or bad idea? caliboy1994 Main Banana Discussion 8 12-08-2013 12:52 PM
I have an interesting idea. Is it a good idea? caliboy1994 Main Banana Discussion 11 08-31-2013 04:00 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.