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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-14-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By SixtySix
Weather Rollercoaster


Just moved my Musa Acuminata Zebrinas out on the porch and now it's supposed to be 44f in the morning.

Too cold?

Or can I leave them out?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-12-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By SixtySix
Moving Large Corms

So I've got some Musa Basjoo that I want to dig up and move. Should I chop them down to make it easier?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-10-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By SixtySix
Musa Basjoo Flowering

Musa Basjoo Flower
Was surprised to see this today. We had a late spring and this plant didn't really get going until well into May.

It's way to difficult to share...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-13-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Bananas everywhere

Alternatively, print out the photos and mail them to each of us individually.

We'll get back to you.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-27-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By SixtySix
How late is too late to divide and repot?

Zone 8a. Dwarf Cavendish in pots that are way too small.

Plan is to bring them inside late October when overnight temps start dipping way below 50f.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-06-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Container PH Check

Please keep us updated.

A quick Google search leads me to believe that soil pH meters sold to gardeners aren't particularly accurate. Any chance we can convince you to send a bag of soil to be...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Choke more info
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-26-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Endless Rain

Thanks everyone!

Here comes Alberto. Stood in the drizzle yesterday unclogging my gutters from pecan flowers. Those things are evil.

Cinci - mine are in the ground, not particularly dark mulch,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-25-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By SixtySix
Re: How far from the fence to plant?

I have a couple within a few feet of my house foundation and they grew to almost 20' last summer. A six or eight foot fence isn't going to look very big when the bananas have a season of growth.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-19-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Updates

Rains have come to the Dirty South! Copious sword pups surrounding my musa basjoo.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-17-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Spring?

Musa Basjoo putting out pups prolifically in Athens, Georgia, USA.

Soil temp at 2" 80f!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-17-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Space ?

They won't have any problem coming up through shredded hardwood mulch.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-08-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Spring is here finally

Don't be angry, but here in zone 8a mine are pushing four feet!
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 05-08-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 613
Posted By SixtySix
Picked up this Dwarf Cavendish on a whim last summer

I have Basjoo in my yard for several years now, but on a whim I picked up this Dwarf Cavendish late last summer and not only did it make it through the winter, but it gave me four viable pups that...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-26-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Spring?

I've got 9 Basjoo healthy sword sucker pups that made it through winter. Taking them off the mother corms tomorrow!

Springtime at last!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-09-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Spring?

Even down here in the Dirty South winter won't let go!

37f forecast for next Monday morning.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-19-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By SixtySix
Re: basjoo out the wazoo to many pups to save

I want to add some velutina to my yard but I've got no more room to overwinter plants.

Who knew 3/4 acre wouldn't be enough?
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-02-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By SixtySix
Too late to repot?

I have a Dwarf Cavendish (?) that I neglected to put in a large enough container this summer. Currently about 2 feet tall in a 3 gallon pot. Have been watering and feeding all summer, just never...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-28-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By SixtySix
Too late to dig up pups?

I probably have another 4 to 6 weeks before I might get a freeze. Do I still have time to remove pups?

My musa basjoo did great this year. Plenty of rain and fertilizer.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By SixtySix
Pink Bananas

Went to the Atlanta Botanical Garden this weekend to check out their carnivorous plants collections (Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, drosera, neps).

Saw plenty of banana trees but this one really...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-20-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 851
Posted By SixtySix
Will these pups grow?

Trimmed away some pups in hopes of getting more growth.

Is it worth it to save the smallest of these pups, even with no roots?

They are all around 12"
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-15-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,439
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Uncovered my basjoos in Pennsylvania!

Climate change has consequences!

Maybe not all of them are bad?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-25-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By SixtySix
Re: These are the times that make our plants different

Yowza! That's insane. I'm in northeast Georgia and we barely got a dusting (after a couple inches of rain) from Jonas.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-16-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,109
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Cut my nanners back too soon!

Snarkie, we hit 28f at my house, destroyed the existing leaves, but the 2 weeks of temps in the 60's and 70's (72f yesterday!) have pushed out an entire leaf! I'm taking a picture today.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-04-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,109
Posted By SixtySix
Re: Cut my nanners back too soon!

I just let mine die back with the first frost, about two weeks ago, and it's pushing up new leaves through!

You can't fight Mother Nature.
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