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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-22-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

A greenhouse should work ok. Since basjoo produce lots of pups, it should be possible to keep smaller plants alive indoors, dry store large corms in a cool dark basement, and cover some corms...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-21-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

Gee I am sorry to hear that.

You know, I once had basjoo sprout from a mushy (presumed dead) corm in July. So anything is possible! This was a really cold winter and then a cold spring.

My...
Forum: Other Plants 05-13-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina triloba "paw paw"

On a related note to the post before mine, I am trying to grow sunflower seedlings. I'm pretty certain they aren't crossed with any other variety. I hope they produce tasty fruits! I may have to...
Forum: Other Plants 05-13-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,185
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina triloba "paw paw"

Most of my flowers fell off with the flower stem, but a few have remained and it looks like tiny fruits are starting. Too small for pictures yet...

I did notice small flies hanging around the...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-11-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

I have one basjoo pushing 3 feet now! It is finally looking like a plant with leaves opening up!

I dug up a second basjoo and it was mostly mush, but I noticed that it is starting to produce...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By geissene
Re: Spring is here finally

Thanks. Yeah i bought a soil ph meter and temperature meter and it has been helpful indoors to stop overwatering and keeping proper ph with my tap water.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 05-01-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By geissene
Small outdoor greenhouse for container plants

Hi all

I just wanted to share info about a small pop-up greenhouse 4'x4' that I bought this year. I am keeping some container bananas inside it. Hopefully, they will grow faster than just being...
Forum: Other Plants 05-01-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,564
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

This will be my third season growing them. I got them in fall 2015 after they became dormant.

Cool link to some Czechs growing them also... Thanks to Google translate i can read it!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-01-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By geissene
Spring is here finally

Finally spring has fully arrived in Pennsylvania! My outdoor basjoo and velutina are starting to move with soil temps around 55F.

Lets hope for a good growing season!

Erik


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Forum: Other Plants 04-30-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,564
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

Glad to hear that pawpaws are coming to life!
Two of my three trees have flowers and this is the first year for me to see flowers.

My spring was pretty cold so the flowers have yet to open. Pics...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 04-30-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By geissene
Re: Anyone here selling Blue Java plants or pups?

Good luck!

Hope you get one or maybe you will find something else.

You got 20days to get trained up for the race.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 04-30-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,134
Posted By geissene
Re: Anyone here selling Blue Java plants or pups?

Kanna,

Most of your questions can be answered using one google search for Manatee rare fruit tree.


Erik
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-25-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By geissene
Re: Propping up the bunch efficiently, economically

Based on the picture, I think the fork is too low and doesn't provide support for the bananas. Perhaps supporting higher, like where the stem starts to bend downwards....


Erik
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-15-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By geissene
Re: Leaning Banana Tree

I use a damp paper towel and wipe off the leaves about once a week. This seems to keep my spider mite population from getting large enough to kill the plant.

I don't think you have a big mite...
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By geissene
Re: Post offices and bananas

Bananas are only delivered to grocery stores and their box size / weight doesn't really change much.

The US mail, delivers to your door items of various shapes and weights.

It might be impossible...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By geissene
Re: Can i grow Musa acuminata at zone 9 without freezing?

Climate change will push me into zone 7! I wonder how long until I am in Zone 10.....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By geissene
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

I live in PA, also zone 6 and I have started uncovering my basjoo this week. I normally would wait until late march *BUT* this winter seems to have killed my p-stems down to the ground. All that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-22-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By geissene
Re: A new Banana where you eat the skin n all.

I wonder if freeze-thaw awakening methods work for both 'pup' seeds and actual seeds.

Maybe I can get research money to see which will grow better in warm house.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-15-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By geissene
Re: Past the halfway mark indoors!

Thanks! The cactus keeps all of the dogs from peeing on my mailbox! haha

I have tried to eat the small fruits, but its not worth the effort. Even the fruits get these small spines (pricks) and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-15-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By geissene
Re: Past the halfway mark indoors!

Yea, I have to cover my bananas and figs to keep the windchill off. The prickly pear cactus gets no such love...

About 20% of my prickly pads have turned white this winter. White pads are usually...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-12-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By geissene
Re: Past the halfway mark indoors!

I had a thin snow blanket during the cold spell as well. It may have helped the corm but not any pstem.

Some of my cold hardy eastern prickly pear cactus died so I know this was a cold year.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By geissene
Re: Past the halfway mark indoors!

Thanks! and yes the pups came from larger plants that are outside.

Well my outdoor plants were subject to 2 weeks of continuous below freezing temperature here in SE Pennsylvania. This was a much...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-30-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By geissene
Re: Past the halfway mark indoors!

Very nice.

Maybe next year I will try to keep a few larger ones since it seems I have enough light to keep a few alive.

E
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-27-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By geissene
Past the halfway mark indoors!

Hi All,

I just wanted to share my indoor banana collection that I have on the dining room floor. These plants have been inside since mid November and have adjusted to natural light and being in...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-12-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 149,458
Posted By geissene
Re: What's blooming in your garden? (bananas)

That's amazing - a little preventative maintenance really paid off for the banana farm! Glad to hear you have stable internets and power coming in just a few short months.

I can imagine that...
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