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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-10-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By parid09
Corm storage question

OK, all of you banana geniuses.. Is there anything to the reports that I have seen that you can lift the corms with the pseudo-stems intact without leaves, roots cut off the corms, and just stand the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-01-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 789
Posted By parid09
You never know

I guess we can all add a new species of insect that seems to have a taste for banana leaves. Just doing a routine check of my babies this morning revealed a cecropia moth caterpillar munching away...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 06-13-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,112
Posted By parid09
Re: Musa sikkimensis (manipur) growth from seeds...

My experience with these guys are that they tend to be sensitive after germination and do not grow as fast as some of the others. I have two 2 year old guys that are now three feet tall, and are...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By parid09
Re: Leaf Trouble!

Well at least this time it's probably not mites for once!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By parid09
Re: Leaf Trouble!

Soil too heavy / Too much water?
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 06-02-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,389
Posted By parid09
Re: Banana pest

The "clear" one in the photo is probably a cast off skin from a moult. As they grow, their outer exoskeleton can only stretch so far, so they, like caterpillars, shed the old skin for a new one...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-28-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,423
Posted By parid09
Re: Smaller and thinner leave after winter

It is amazing how fast they spring back once they can go out and play. All of mine are exploding with new "normal" growth. Hope all is well with you there.. things have been sounding a little...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-07-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,243
Posted By parid09
Re: Leaves 'STUCK'

What I have run into a couple of times is if the leaves aren't "popped open" in time, the new leaf will grow up inside and catch the furl of the previous leaf causing the whole shebango to get stuck...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-06-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,243
Posted By parid09
Re: Leaves 'STUCK'

Hi Patty. Somewhere in the past I have heard people talking about a "bunchy top disease" in bananas and cannas. Don't know what it is, but looking at the pics and hearing the stories, these...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 04-24-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,423
Posted By parid09
Re: Smaller and thinner leave after winter

I experience that sort of thing in late winter with at least 50 per cent of my plants, and it happens to all species of bananas that I have. It usually happens for about two or three leaves per...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-25-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,243
Posted By parid09
Re: Leaves 'STUCK'

I have had this problem for a little while with my Daj Giants ( see post "glued cigars"). What I did was to take a 409 bottle and blast the "stuck" portions of the leaf margins with water,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-25-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,339
Posted By parid09
Re: Something wrong?

I have balbesianas that have that same black stuff... they are growing great, and I think it is a normal thing for some species. If it is still growing new leaves, and the leaf surfaces themselves...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-20-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

O.K., we will give that a shot. I have Daj Giants, Balbesianas, Sikkis and Basjoos.. Basjoos will be going into the ground this year and I have a nice sunny protected spot for them... mulch the crap...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-20-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

Thanks for the info, Patty. Not sure where you are in Wi. but I live in Cambridge. I may have some free, very large banana plants that won't be able to fit back in my sun porch when winter comes. ...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-16-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

Thanks! I tried the "if this much works, then let's try three times as much" approach, and pretty much nuked the whole bunch.. I think I suffocated the leaves. The only thing that saved the plants...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-15-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

How much Dawn do you mix in per gallon of water?
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-15-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

Hi Tom... Yes there are a couple of different types, but the ones that seem to nail most of us are the "two spotted" types, so named because of the two small dark spots in their mid section. Also,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-13-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

The wipe down method can be time consuming depending on the number of plants you have, and definitely the secret to using chemicals is make sure they are not concentrated by much. I am semi retired...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-12-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

Yes, I wholeheartedly agree... I have "re killed" them knowingly several times myself!!
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-12-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

Yeah, whatever I have done, it seems to knock them down for awhile, but they will re-surface. Big thing for me seems to be the wiping method near the midrib and margins, especially on the leaf...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-12-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

Do you wipe it off, or just let it dry after app?
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-12-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,506
Posted By parid09
Spider mite "primer"

Well folks, it is getting to that time of year where there is distant hope of a spring coming sometime, and also a time where by now, most of us are war veterans when it comes to spider mites. I was...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-28-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,184
Posted By parid09
Re: Misting plants indoors??

They're great with bananas and Leinies.. ( I guess we got a little off the misting track here ).
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-27-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,184
Posted By parid09
Re: Misting plants indoors??

I agree, some lime is excellent, but here it is so bad that if for some reason you get a slow leak in your plumbing, the lime buildup, once it comes in contact with the air, will actually "heal" it. ...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-27-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,184
Posted By parid09
Re: Misting plants indoors??

The only problem with well water in parts of the country like here in Wis. is the amount of lime that is present. This will dry on the leaves and leave a lime buildup (definitly not for use watering...
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