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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-22-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By eharriett
Need advice for keeping my banana going in the winter

I've got two banana plants in the ground right now, one is a Gros Michel and one is a Blue Java. Every year, I usually pull them out of the ground and put them in one of my rooms with some sun and a...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-23-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,222
Posted By eharriett
Need Replacement Banana Food Recommendation

For the past several years, I've been using the Stokes Tropicals 6-2-12 banana food for my Gros Michel and Blue Java plants. Don't use much when they're indoors during those cold winter months, but...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 05-26-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By eharriett
Took my bananas outside. Is there now a problem?

My Gros Michel of 2 years and my Blue Java of a little under one year have been both outside and inside. Last Sunday, after them being inside away from the harshness of the Ohio Winters, I finally...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-25-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By eharriett
Preparing a winter home for my bananas

Ok. Sadly, it is time to begin thinking about bringing in my two banana tree children in for the pending cold Ohio winters.

Last year, I bought a metal hydrate light that did a rather excellent job...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-11-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,001
Posted By eharriett
Re: Oh no!! I broke my banana!! Is it over????

Time for another update: the leaf that popped up was really weak and broke off another week later. But, after that, a pup popped up really strong, and another leaf began growing at the main plant. ...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-11-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,731
Posted By eharriett
Re: Fruiting in container

OK this is great! So reading this post has answered a question/concern I've had with my GM. Today I took it out of my 22 gal. pot and put in the ground for the summer and saw it was a bit...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 05-15-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,001
Posted By eharriett
Re: Oh no!! I broke my banana!! Is it over????

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=61571&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=61571)

Just wanted to update you all as to my poor Gros Michel after it's lack of ...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 05-15-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,020
Posted By eharriett
Re: Winter Hibernating Setup

Question: I'm looking at doing something like that in my garage this winter as the higher ceiling will work better for a growing banana. My problem is heat. Do you do anything besides the light to...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 04-18-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By eharriett
Looking for a Blue Java (Ice Cream)

Hi. I've got a grand total of one banana that I am trying to grow (a Gros Michael). It took a setback earlier in the year but appears to be bouncing back. So I want to go ahead with phase 2 and...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-14-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,001
Posted By eharriett
Oh no!! I broke my banana!! Is it over????

After raising my poor, poor GM in the downstairs bathroom under an MH light, it was finally time to take it to the outdoors today. Took it out for the day and in less than two hours, the wind...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 03-25-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By eharriett
Alternate between container and ground?

We're about a month away from being able to take my GM out in the backyard once again, here in Ohio.

I went to give a bit of fertilizer to it last night, and I noticed it has grown to be root bound...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 03-03-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,054
Posted By eharriett
Re: Grow light recommendations?

Yeah. Uhh....... As the guy who originally started it and GOT HIS ANSWER I've been following the way this thread has gone. I'm cool with the science, BTW.

However, I've got one plant I wanted to...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-06-2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,054
Posted By eharriett
Re: Grow light recommendations?

Hi again, all! I thought I would update my post to show you the progress this little whipper snapper has made since I brought it into the house in early October. Have to spray him for aphids every...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-10-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By eharriett
Re: newbie here and need advice.

I'm in Ohio too. My banana is in my downstairs bathroom under a MH light. growth kind of stunted for the first 45 days after I brought it in, but it seems to be booming now.

Only problem is...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-08-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,379
Posted By eharriett
Am I burning my banana?

Took my GM in a couple weeks ago. So far, while not thriving, it isn't dying either, but I think the leaves are darkening a little more than I think they should be. Is this the way my leaves should...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-08-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,787
Posted By eharriett
Re: Container banana soil.

To add to this: I wanted to throw in my 2 cents on fertilizer. The Going Bananas site has some 6-2-12 fertilizer that they won't ship, I had not been able to find it locally (in Ohio). I was...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-16-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,030
Posted By eharriett
Re: Polinators

I'm still a newbie here, but I believe most bananas are cloned and will simply grow, flower, and fruit as long as they have the right conditions. Pollination should not be necessary; at least with...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-11-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,054
Posted By eharriett
Re: Grow light recommendations?

By a strange coincidence, I made my choice and my setup just came today!

I got some great input. I decided to get a MH grow light system. Cost a little bit more, but when I stated breaking things...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-20-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,054
Posted By eharriett
Re: Grow light recommendations?

At the moment, my tree is still new and growing. But the ceiling is 8 ft. I was going to take a few adjustable floor lamps and put it around the tree with appropriate lighting.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-20-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,054
Posted By eharriett
Grow light recommendations?

I'm about a month from taking my new banana tree in for the Ohio winter. I live in a home where there isn't too much all day light in the house and I'd like my tree to continue to grow.. I've got a...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-07-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,818
Posted By eharriett
Re: My first banana

So Darla, are you saying you DO have a dwarf Gros Michele? I guess the one thing this thread is doing for me, although not my intent when I started it, is to place doubt upon what I bought. Not...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-06-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,818
Posted By eharriett
Re: My first banana

I was kind of wondering about that, actually. I was noticing the reddening of the leaves and I too did not expect the Gros Michele to have it. I am having difficulty figuring out if it is supposed...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-06-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,818
Posted By eharriett
Re: My first banana

I got mine from a seller on Amazon (because as a beginner, I have no idea where else to go).

Link: https://amzn.com/B0094JDSAC

I can't speak for the authenticity as I have to take the seller at...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 07-30-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,818
Posted By eharriett
My first banana

After reading this forum, I decided I had the confidence and the burning desire to grow my own. Just came. A dwarf Gros Michel

I have to go out and get a pot and I'll be following the sage advice...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-25-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By eharriett
New banana afficionado here

Hello all! I just finished listening to the Banana book by Dan Koeppel. And I'm hooked. Gotta learn.

Now I want to see if I can get my hands on a Gros Michele tree and grow it, maybe even get it...
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