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Forum: Member Introductions 05-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,172
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Hello!

Welcome neighbor!:03:
Good to see I'm not the only non-traditional farmer from WV here.:bananas_b
I might grow corn and ramps and other "normal" stuff for WV but nanners are more fun.
Forum: Banana Recipes 09-11-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,495
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Banana Salsa

I'm definitely gonna have to try this one.
thanks
:woohoonaner:
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By TracyWV
Re: City Life Here I Come!

Some of the stuff you can get at the vets office works good. I've also heard that lemon juice works good too. Just don't get it in the eyes it stings.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Learning about banana id'ing

It just takes exposure to different varieties and experience(time) to begin identifying them. Some differences are subtle and some are extreme. It also is often easier to tell what a banana is not...
Forum: Contests! 08-27-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,997
Posted By TracyWV
Forum: Banana Identification 08-10-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Who am I?

More pics for comparison
I don't think your plant has enough of a pink tinge to the pseudostem and petioles to be 'Ice Cream'. The 'Orinoco' has more of a yellow tinge.

Your young...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-09-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,323
Posted By TracyWV
Re: waxy pseudostem

Here are some pics of a young Ice Cream for reference:
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=12228&size=1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-08-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 51,581
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Bananas.org Members Yard Photos

Thank you Mskitty and magicgreen.

Yep, did the archway myself. I made a topiary frame out of 1/4 inch steel wire to guide me when trimming and help support the weight of snow. Then let the hedge...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-07-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Wintering SDC bananas

That's basicaly what I do with my DC and my other non-hardy bananas that I have in the ground. I don't actually wash off the soil and let them dry in the sun though. I just brush it off with a hand...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-05-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 51,581
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Bananas.org Members Yard Photos

Lot's of beautiful yards here. Reminds me I still have lot's of work left to do. I've got some new ideas now.


Entrance Archway:
Welcome to my humble...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,114
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Mini Grocery Store Bananas

A while back I ran across this page done by a banana label collector. (http://www.geocities.com/ferrobanana/plu.htm) It details the different PLU numbers on banana labels.

His main page is here...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,348
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Diference between coconut husk fibre and coconut fibre?

Same thing.

Everything you ever wanted to know about coir but were afraid to ask. (http://www.answers.com/coir&r=67)

More than you ever wanted to know about coir....
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-22-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,456
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Shipping prices changed DRASTICALLY!

That is a drastic change!

You may want to look into priority flat rate boxes.
If your shipment fits into a large flat rate box (12" x 12" x 5.5") and weighs no more than 70 pounds then it costs...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-15-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Pest question...

That shiny dried up slime is probably a snail trail from snails and / or slugs. They leave those tracks behind as evidense of their crimes against your plants.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-15-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By TracyWV
Re: fert going bad?

LOL. It might be. I haven't looked. But being the make it myself from scratch kinda nut that I am, I would likely just throw together a CO2 generator and make it myself even if it cost more.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-15-2008, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By TracyWV
Re: fert going bad?

If you have any gypsum left over it would be good to go ahead and spread it around the rest of the soil further out from the plants. Treat the entire area not just the planting hole. Gypsum works...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-15-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By TracyWV
Re: fert going bad?

Ahhh, so they aren't getting pure gypsum then. It likely contains lots and lots of free calcium not yet combined with sulphur.



Me too.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-15-2008, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By TracyWV
Re: fert going bad?

The sulfur in the gypsum will release the minerals, and if your soil is high in free lime content and is alkaline you can add additional sulfur to further release the minerals.
One of the better and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-15-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By TracyWV
Re: fert going bad?

I really don't mean to step on any toes, really I don't, but...


Actually it does. Water(H2O) plus Carbon Dioxide(CO2) equals H2CO3 equals Carbonic Acid. However not all of the Cabon Dioxide...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-14-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Here's a rookie question...

As you can see by the previous replies, there are many bananas that are labled as not edible for different reasons. I have seen many different sources label the same banana as edible that others...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Diggin them up for the winter...

Here is an awesome post by Bigdog explaining his technique:
http://www.bananas.org/f15/time-put-bananas-sleep-winter-310.html
:bed:
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-07-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,573
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Sad little Basjoos

Since you said "plugs" I'm thinking that you really do mean plugs, like about 1-2 inches diameter plug a couple or 3 inches tall with a plant less than 9 inches tall? If so then they may be hurting...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-06-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,676
Posted By TracyWV
Re: 'Hua Moa' freakazoid sport

:2732: Hmmm, I wonder if that thick stemmed leafy creature will reproduce true or if it's a one-timer.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-05-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,060
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Bananas to grow on Mars

It's the new NASA invention "instant water", you just add powder.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-04-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By TracyWV
Re: Hello once agian. :)

The banana and tomatoe should really like the compost/manure level. The Poinsettia will also do well as long as it isn't soggy. when they are actively growing they like the soil fertile and moist...
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