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Forum: Other Plants 01-14-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By chong
Re: Ginger root

The culinary ginger plant is probably safe to grow outside in your area if you are in 8b-9 Climate Zone. If you are unsure, plant the rhizome/plant close to your house as you can. I have grown...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By chong
Re: Pleaseee help me!!!

I share Cincinnana's opinion. I've had that happen when I didn't water the plant on time and the weather became hot. The roots will shrink when the soil gets too dry. It'll take the roots some time...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-23-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By chong
Re: What type of banana do I have?

Looking at your Facebook photo, I would think that they are Orinoco. Have you peeled any of them yet? If they are Orinoco, they should be a good cooking banana. One Filipino member in CA has...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-01-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 921
Posted By chong
Re: musella lasiocarpa orange flower

Hi Amelito,
Sorry for the very much delayed response to your post. I don't know why I haven't been email notices from bananas.org for several months, but since I was looking for some musellas, I...
Forum: Tiki Hut 10-25-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By chong
Re: My first political debate

Doug,
Best to you!

Chong
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By chong
Re: What's the point of Multiple Spamming?

These guys are doing this just to irritate and harass people, since there is nothing else to gain other than satisfy their sick mind. This particular poster knows that 99.9% of our membership does...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,404
Posted By chong
Re: Banana seeds from chinese auction portal

I'm tempted to try them if only I had time to attend to germinating seeds. But I am so preoccupied with my private consulting, where coincidentally, my client is shopping commercial air conditioning...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,228
Posted By chong
Re: Veinte Cohol Flowering

Very nice! That's a lot of fruits. Thank you for sharing.

Chong
Forum: Other Plants 08-01-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By chong
Re: What is going on with my purple datura?? Something is eating the leaves.

I've had similar problems with my Brugmansia. One night, I was taking a picture of them, I noticed that there was a couple of dark objects on some leaves. Zooming in on the photos, I found insects...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-21-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By chong
Re: New member in Gig Harbor, WA

Hello Don,
Welcome! It's great to hear that there's another new member from the NW. there's actually a few from the Puget Sound area. I even tried to get a mini-convention going once, but in the...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-12-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By chong
Re: mr manzi

Hello Manzi,
Welcome to the organization! Congratulations on your "fruitful" first year endeavor. Very impressive! That's a pretty good size area. Are you marketing locally, or will you be...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-01-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By chong
Re: Musa rubinea little dwarf

Very nice! "Little Dwarf" - how big does it get??

Thank you.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-12-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,044
Posted By chong
Re: how many layers are too many to peel off a rotten pstem?

I forgot to reply to the question. Remove all of the rotten layers to let the plant "breathe" and dry out the base of the rotten stems.

Chong
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-12-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,044
Posted By chong
Re: how many layers are too many to peel off a rotten pstem?

I second that. The Pstem is retaining too much water. Further, I think that it could also be starving from light and ventilation. Put the plant in a brighter and warmer spot, and put a small fan...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-10-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By chong
Re: First Banana - Dwarf Musa

Mr. Jeff,
Welcome to the org. I can sense your excitement in your message. Great! As for the drooping of the leaves, There is no cause for alarm. It may be due to the moving from an air...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 06-06-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 91
Sticky: Tissue Culture
Views: 47,190
Posted By chong
Re: Tissue Culture

Quote:
Originally Posted by chong View Post
Here's one from one of our members, kgbenson:
Micropropagation of Musa



When I posted that link, it went to kgbenson's website and had a full...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-20-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By chong
Re: Can you identify what Im growing?

I, too, would venture to guess that it's an Orinoco. Not all bananas ripen in 3-4 months. Additionally, whenever the temperature dips below 50F, the plant stops growing. So, you have to consider...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-26-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,973
Posted By chong
Re: Growing plants using coco choir

Ground coir is a good substitute for peat moss. However, it retains water longer than peat moss, so you need to gauge how much you mix with your soil in order to avoid over saturating your medium. ...
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-03-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By chong
Re: Rather than make my own

I've been following Harbor Freight's greenhouses for years, and actually tried to buy the 10'x12' size 3 years ago but they were out of stock. Right now they're on sale for $679.99. If you can get...
Forum: Other Plants 02-29-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By chong
Re: Durian

Durian is a much maligned fruit, and I think that in most cases, its reputation precedes discovery by many. When I first tried the fruit as a kid in the Philippines, I was the only one in our family...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-20-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By chong
Re: Aloha

Welcome "Bobnmits"!

I don't know that there is a definite maximum height. The mulch is used to control the evaporation of the moisture from the soil. If the leaves are not shredded they can be...
Forum: Banana Identification 02-08-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By chong
Re: Nice banana plant, too bad I don't know what it is.....

In all probability it is a D. Orinoco. Green Earth advertises D. Orinoco as D. Orinoco, Texas Star, and California Gold. The latter two are suspected to be mutations of D. Orinoco. Selling D....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-07-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By chong
Re: Anyone care to guess on this house plant?

Not poop, just saliva residue from bug consumption of the sap.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-07-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,083
Posted By chong
Re: Veinte Cohol Taste Report

Rob,
Thank you for your admirable restraint. Our organization is supposed to be fun, enjoyable and at the same time informative. When someone expresses misconceptions, they should not be crucified...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-06-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,083
Posted By chong
Re: Veinte Cohol Taste Report

Mssrs. Harvey and Mushtaq,
Bravo! Well said! Thank you.

Chong
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