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Forum: Tiki Hut 04-03-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 32,803
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Explain your screen name.

Pretty much self explanatory, but if I hafta...

I grow way too much on a 1/2 acre...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-31-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,940
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Banana Tools

I love skidsteers! :08:
Forum: Contests! 10-30-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,620
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Contest! Guess Banana Variety #4

my guess is Brazilian
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-14-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,106
Posted By microfarmer
Re: How to cut them down for inside storage

Unless the ground is heated, leaving a banana corm in the ground in central Wisconsin is certain death, unless it's a Basjoo or other very cold hardy specimen. Even then you'll need to keep the frost...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-01-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,621
Posted By microfarmer
Re: bananas under plastic in cooler climates?

My best cold producers (meaning only producers, so far) are Dwarf Orinoco, California Gold, Raja Puri, and Ice Cream, though not a dwarf.

I have the benefit of extra warm days 35-40C, but temps at...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,425
Posted By microfarmer
Re: NorCal deep freeze

I covered some citrus, but not the large trees. I am heading out right now to see what the damage is and what I can do to help them all along.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-08-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,425
Posted By microfarmer
Re: NorCal deep freeze

It was 24.4 degrees this morning when I left to go to work (on my motorcycle). I'm not worried about any of the corms surviving, I am worried about the stems surviving so I can have fruit next...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-08-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,425
Posted By microfarmer
Re: NorCal deep freeze

I'll help you with an un-scientific experiment to see if your freezeproof is worth it or not. All my banana plants fried the last 2 nights, and are unprotected aside from the canopy of drooping...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-03-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 23,168
Posted By microfarmer
Re: The Frost

Your quote of his quote also has his email addy in it, and you too should edit your post...

It's only fair...:ha:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Apple banana need help

Moving to the shade possibly made the plant stretch for more light. I notice the yellowing and brown spots before the plants slow dow much. Cold and wet nights do it for me.

I'd keep them in full...
Forum: Musa 'Rajapuri' 09-17-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,689
Posted By microfarmer
Raja Puri winter hardiness

I have overwintered a Raja Puri without winter protection and it bore fruit mid July 2009. Carmichael, CA.

Winter temps near or below freezing but warming to the mid 40's to 60's during the days....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-10-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,012
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Winter time question

The corms will overwinter better in the ground mulched heavily, and kept dry, then if you kept them in pots. They are better insulated from freezing that way.

Good luck!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,673
Posted By microfarmer
Re: My sheltered Ae Ae

Take your time Harvey. It'll make for bigger/stronger pups when the time does come to share.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,844
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Ice Cream blue java hardiness

I'm growing it in Zone 9 central/northern CA, with occasional temps below freezing at night. So far, 3 winters in the cold rain soaked ground and far from dead... I got over 40 bananas from her last...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-16-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,913
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Ensete Maurelii Hardiness

I have E. Maurelli planted in the ground in Sunset zone 9, and last winter, even though it was heavily frost damaged, rained on, cold (though not freezing), and planted on the north side of a wall,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,195
Posted By microfarmer
Re: 'Veinte Cohol' bananas are ripe, 2 months later.

Those are some plump little buggers! Congrats!! :woohoonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,673
Posted By microfarmer
Re: My sheltered Ae Ae

Good to see the new growth, Harvey! It's looking good!! I should bring up a growler of some homebrew for you to sample...

:nanadrink:

Keep up the good work!

Jeff:lurk:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-13-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Lost a heartbreaker

Congrats Jon. Good luck with it!:lurk:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-11-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By microfarmer
Re: My Ae Ae is going to bloom

:woohoonaner:

:lurk:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-10-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,346
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Who loves your bananas?

I, too, have found many people parked under my streetside bananas enjoying the shade.

My wife (who got me started with all this).

My cousin. I just gave him a Praying Hands pup this morning. I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,746
Posted By microfarmer
Re: We all have a story about how we got started, I'd love to hear yours!

I have to say it was my wife's idea to get a banana. She was searching the internet one night, and suggested we get one. She picked a dwarf red (and I chose companions of Ice Cream, Goldfinger, dwarf...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-11-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By microfarmer
almost fried my bananas...

I almost uncovered my patio plat last weekend, but ran out of time and energy...and good thing! We had a frost on Monday night that would have done them in for sure!

I guess March 15th is the magic...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 03-06-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 24,542
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Tissue Culture Workshop Interest

OK, workshop time is getting kinda close... What're the results? Did we get the required attendees or am I gonna hafta to work on a honeydo list that weekend? :drum::drum::drum::drum::drum:

:lurk:
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 02-07-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 24,542
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Tissue Culture Workshop Interest

I was wondering...

If we don't make the quota, will we pick a new date and keep trying for 16 people, or get refunds. I'm partial to a new date, personally...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 02-04-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 24,542
Posted By microfarmer
Re: Tissue Culture Workshop Interest

That's a great incentive, Harvey! I sure hope we can pick up those last 10! I thought for sure we'd be able to get 16 people off the west coast to sign up.
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