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Forum: Banana Identification 02-07-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,875
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Anybody know "Truly Tiny?"

Agristarts has something they are calling Musa Truly Tiny. Is this just another SDC variety or what?
Forum: Tiki Hut 12-09-2005, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,044
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Ice Age?

Joe, that would be the best thing that ever happened to the planet ;).

Has anyone seen the movie "The Day After Tomorrow?" - very cool (no pun intended) movie with a real accelerated Ice Age.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-27-2005, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,123
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Indoor bananas and bugs!

Sorry, my bad. :o NatureGard is the brand and it is Rotenone-Pyrethrin Spray. It's a concentrated suspension, actually, that you dilute to spray. It came with the house, along with a huge selection...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-27-2005, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,123
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Indoor bananas and bugs!

I don't know if my experience is typical or not, but I used a pyrethrin-based spray (Rootenone) for my citrus trees and every banana that got any on them got burned. Not sure if I just mixed it too...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-17-2005, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,375
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: getting a little worried

"If you live in very cold areas and must leave your banana wrapped for extended periods."

I'm sorry, that just made me laugh out loud, does that make me a pervert?:ha:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-16-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Bad News about Bananaplantation.biz

TDL,

Interesting.

I am curious now just what exactly their status is. Did "not Oliver" give a name or was it just someone answering the phone? I'm not trying to be confrontational, but I am not...
Forum: Banana Identification 11-12-2005, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,192
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-11-2005, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,643
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Need suggestions on soil amendment

Anna, have your temps gotten into the 40s yet? Ours have and i'm getting the same yellowing leaves (just the lowest, oldest ones) on the outside plants. However, that sure wouldn't cause rot.

Is it...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-09-2005, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Bad News about Bananaplantation.biz

Well, after waiting a while to hear from Oliver about my latest order, I called.

The news is bad. Wilma apparently devastated their plants and whole operation and they are out of business until...
Forum: Other Plants 10-30-2005, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,002
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Anyone growing Rhubarb?

Mike,

I wanted to grow some just for the gorgeous huge leaves for hypertufa molding. Unfortunately, I found out it's too cold in the deep south for it.:(
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-29-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,652
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Hi Tech Heating

Dang, I'm probably working too hard. I've got mine keeping at about 55. Course that's the dome greenhouse with a 1500W heater. But I don't just want them to survive the winter ... I want growth too!:p
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-29-2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,652
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Hi Tech Heating

SG,

Man you really McGuyvered that one, LOL! I agree, if it works - who cares what it looks like. This ain't no beauty contest ... well, except for the plants themselves of course!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-25-2005, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,452
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Preparing Ensete Maurelli for the winter

I think the strategy is to cut down to the corm, then divide the corm and each piece will (hopefully) grow a new plant.

Unfortunately, I drilled extra drainage holes in the 18" pots they are in so...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,452
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Preparing Ensete Maurelli for the winter

That's what I read on "the other" banana forum. Gabe should chime in shortly with the real skinny.:D
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,452
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Preparing Ensete Maurelli for the winter

Mike,

Technically, we are Zone 8, but I have had local people tell me we are really Zone 8B-9. We will get below freezing at some point though probably not until January. I just hate to lose the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-21-2005, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,452
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Preparing Ensete Maurelli for the winter

OK, the weather is getting cooler at night (forecast high 40s coming fast) and I am wondering what to do with my two Ensete Ventricosum Maurelli in pots. They are better than 8 feet tall (leaves up)...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-19-2005, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,244
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Golden Lotus - Cold Hardiness

If you mean Musella Lasiocarpa, this is from bananaplantation.biz:

Musella is endemic to South West Yunnan and the places it grows are high mountains where winters can be quite frosty.

The...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-19-2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,773
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Pronunciation of 'Musa'

I think Bah-zoo sounds cooler as in: "I've got Basjoo out the wazoo!"
But if it was Bah-jou, you could have the culinary delight "Basjoo Au Jus!"
:ha:

Ok, ok, back to my cave.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-18-2005, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,221
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Ant Hill on Mound

Water. Lots of it. They will move, then you can poison the new mound. I have had really good luck with the Bayer ant killer dust. It only takes a little bit per mound.

Also, Rotenone (pyrethrins)...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-17-2005, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,773
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Pronunciation of 'Musa'

If you pronounce it as a Latin word, it would be Moo-Sa. However, just about everybody I have heard say it, say Myou-Sa.

Here's a better one I posted some time back on the "other" forum.

"Is it...
Forum: Banana Identification 10-15-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,536
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Cut p-stem yields surprise - ideas on ID please

Hi Kenzie,

Wow, that really is cool! I would estimate the height in that Aug. pic to be more like 15-18 ft. I don't think Basjoo get more than 12 ft. so if your only choices are Basjoo and Saba -...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-11-2005, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Ever killed a banana with wind?

Uh ... move it about 12 feet to the right? ;)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,991
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Anyone ordered from BananaPlantation.biz??

This is the picture
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=183&size=1
it's in my album, but not with the other photos I uploaded.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2005, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,991
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Pictures of new plants

Pictures in my gallery. Still haven't quite figured out how the gallery works, though.:rolleyes:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2005, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,991
Posted By Casa Del Gatos
Re: Anyone ordered from BananaPlantation.biz??

Actually, if I had looked at the packing list, I would have seen the one showing backordered.:o As to size, the smallest one I got from them is twice the size of just about every other banana I have...
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