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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-25-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bob
Re: I failed again at Wintering. Anyone from Kansas?

There's a real good video on youtube by Logees greenhoiuses in Connecticut about overwintering "Hardy"bananas, Basjoo in particular. In addition to that info I grow them for a year in a pot and bring...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 06-29-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Bob
Re: Iholena for trade or selling

Very Impressed. Always like seeing a successful zone 6 banana grower!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-29-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bob
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

I bet it flowers this year for you. I used to bring many non hardy large varieties in for the winter by simply whacking the psuedostem in half. Then you can let them go dormant in a cool spot or if...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-29-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Bob
Re: Times have changed!

[QUOTE=harveyc;324719]Welcome back, Bob. I'm still slacking off, just don't cause trouble here because that makes some work for me.

How has your farm business gone?[/QUOT


Good to see you Harvey....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-26-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By Bob
Re: Need Musa Blue Java Banana Advice

Blue Java and Ice cream are one and the same. I've never heard of a dwarf variety of this cultivar.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-26-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Bob
Times have changed!

Years ago I was very active here and grew over 30 varieties of bananas. Getting a Gros Michel plant was akin to catching a leprechaun! I did manage to get a couple at great expense sent from Hawaii...
Forum: Tiki Hut 06-25-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Bob
Re: Loading Pictures

Thanks edwmax I'll give it a try.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-25-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By Bob
Re: Need Musa Blue Java Banana Advice

I'd be very skeptical. I've never heard of a dwarf or semi dwarf Blue Java. The regular Ice cream banana is one of the few I've been able to harvest ripe fruit from and they definitely don't have...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-25-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,398
Posted By Bob
Re: Need Replacement Banana Food Recommendation

I've had great success using tomato tone.
Forum: Tiki Hut 06-25-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Bob
Loading Pictures

I've been trying to load some pictures to my gallery and to post in threads but, am having trouble. I load the files and get a message that it was successful but nothing is appearing in my gallery....
Forum: Banana Identification 06-11-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Bob
Re: Help with Identification

Don't know what it is but I'm Very impressed you got a plant that big and to flower in that pot :woohoonaner:
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-11-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By Bob
Re: New tree not growing.. help!

I've found when you move plants to a bigger container or, in this case from container to the ground the roots will grow out faster than the top growth. I know from experience patience is tough but...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-22-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bob
Re: Dwarf Cavendish - Browning/Dying leaves?

Same here my friend, I just got a few bananas for the first time in years and figured I would check out what was going on here these days.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bob
Re: Dwarf Cavendish - Browning/Dying leaves?

It's totally normal . That's how they grow. The young leaves die off way quicker than the older ones. Every dead leaf you're closer to a mature fruiting plant.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bob
Re: Dwarf Cavendish - Browning/Dying leaves?

Is it a dwarf or a super dwarf? . If it's a dwarf growing it in a pot it's whole life isn't a great idea. It will still get 7' tall at least. For now it's fine. Baby bananas lose their earliest...
Forum: Banana Identification 05-21-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Bob
Re: Florida Variegated ?

It looks to me like an Ae Ae..... depends on your zone and microclimate where to plant it. If you're in sub tropical area I would plant in an area that gets morning sun and dappled afternoon if at...
Forum: Tiki Hut 11-17-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,647
Posted By Bob
What's going on here.....?

When I first joined here looking to learn something about growing bananas in this less than hospitable climate I was welcomed by lots of great growers world wide. Because of that I've enjoyed...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 11-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Bob
Re: Happy B-day Janan

Happy Birthday JaNan, hope you had one of the best yet.

B
Forum: Member Introductions 11-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Bob
Re: New Colorado member

7 Years!!! Congrats on getting it to fruit at all in you climate.:woohoonaner:

Once you get one to do it the rest will be so much easier. Lots of good info here so make sure to search the site for...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 11-14-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,386
Posted By Bob
Re: My first foray into retailing

This is so cool, don't give up. Once people get to know you I bet you'll be selling lots!:woohoonaner: I wish I was closer, I'd be your best customer!
Forum: Other Plants 11-14-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 91,191
Posted By Bob
Re: My Aero~Garden...

Yup , I did get them from you . I'll have to check and see how many I have. If I have more I'll send you some for sure. Long time no "see" we'll have to talk soon. I've been really busy and trying to...
Forum: Other Plants 11-14-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 91,191
Posted By Bob
Re: My Aero~Garden...

Well I finally got some seeds planted this weekend. I'm going to be growing explosive amber, masquerade, naga flourescent puple , Thai dragon , black pearl and ornamental Christmas peppers. Wish me...
Forum: Other Plants 11-12-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,060
Views: 91,191
Posted By Bob
Re: My Aero~Garden...

Lots of great stuff you guys have growing! Sorry I haven't been around for a bit. I did start some cuttings and other things with my new system and then left it sit for a while in early fall. I'm...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-05-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,003
Posted By Bob
Re: A few hours around 32F can they take it?

Good answers all. Last week we had a freak snowstorm and super cold freezing weather here with major power outages all over. I had one Ice cream banana that was about 12' tall that even after I cut...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 10-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,045
Posted By Bob
Re: Happy Birthday, Bob!

Thanks Howard , Harvey and Mitchel. Harvey was refering to something I mentioned to him about leaving my present job that I hate and becoming an organic vegetable farmer....hence the new life...
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