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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: An interesting story about storing plants for winter...

How much light? (And from where?) If no light, growth would be rather pale :-) I would guess.
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 08-10-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Banana seeds goo coat

Looks like a basil seed and "goo" is normal around it. but maybe a real banana expert can answer. My experience with getting banana seeds via internet has been they are scams :-( most of the time.
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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-11-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musa Basjoo Seems Overcrowded? Remove pups?

We want new plants so have "thinned" our clumps. Does not seem to have much impact on the size of the thinned clump plants - we will dig the pups at 18" and up. We are building a "Jungle" with so...
Forum: Other Plants 06-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Eastern prickly pear

Not quite the forum, though they like some things bananas like or better say hate the same things - WET FEET. We grow in Virginia - hot/cold/humid. Have over 100 different cacti/yucca/agave. 6" is...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 06-11-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Spider Mites

We use a hard spray of water over the entire plant - generally do it twice to be sure get them all. We do not use chemicals for them (though on rare occasions we will use chemicals). If they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-11-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,354
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Has anyone bought plants from this seller?

I have not bought from fast growing trees based on the fact that their technical info and other claims for what I have looked at are BS or ludicrous.
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-14-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Does anyone know if closely planted bamboo and banana plants compete for root spa

The clumping bamboo you speak of would do well and not interfere with your bananas as long as they are 5 or 6 feet apart. They use very little water. Clumping bamboo spreads VERY slowly - we are...
Forum: Other Plants 05-03-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Dwarf papaya seeds wanted

Univ of Hawaii has them - cheap.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musella Lasiocarpa Question

we thin in the spring and leave everything to winter over. I would guess that one should never thin too late in fall as might not give time for wounds (cuts) to callous over.
This year we will...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-20-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: When to change pots?

does it matter if roots circle tightly? With trees etc. always cut them (or try to "unwrap") so they do not "girdle" other roots
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musella Lasiocarpa Question

Chantilly, Va. 6bish. basjoo - hill wood chips, leaves etc around and pstem survives happily. for taller pstems, fill leaf bags and tie around. We have also used a heating cable for really...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Went to uncover in PA

We are in Virginia, zone 6b (this year 7 for sure). We uncovered 2 weeks ago. Low since then has been 29.8 F. no damage to plants which had already leafed out (maybe a tiny bit of burn at leaf...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 04-11-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,792
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Ensete ventricosum

Don't chuck the others yet - we had some germinate 7 weeks out and have heard others say takes even longer for the slow ones.
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 04-11-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Help with soil solution

Yes, rot is a problem. Sounds like your soil does not drain well. Lots of posts on how to get good drainage (add perlite, coarse sand - and needs to be very coarse or like swim pool filter sand or...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-09-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Help no suckers are growing!

question all - are not two pounds of 10 10 10 equal to one pound of 20-20-20? If so, does that not answer the question ? If not , I fail to really understand what the numbers mean :-( (And have...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 03-28-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musa Gros Michel, what soil mix? CA

100 gals should work perfectly. BUT soil mix is something we go crazy over - for sure needs great drainage, but not too great :-). Needs nutrients - and again, we go crazy on trying for...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-27-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Manzanos to waking up

Unless they are already almost too tall to get in and out, I would not worry - they will not grow that quickly. Besides if you turn them on their sides, you can move almost any size.
So, I am a bit...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-22-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Fertilizer for banana plant

Ok, I feel like an idiot, but if 10 10 10 is 10% each in the bag, why not just put down 20% more and would that not equal 12 12 12???
BUT as I have asked many times and never got a good answer,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-18-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: banana freckle or something else?

Good question as i have had similar problems and fin d it hard to believe sun damage - I have seen sun damage and it does not look like this at all, but then I have very limited experience.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-18-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Helen's Hybrid Overwinter Success?

tried to get to french site - could not be reached. . . is address correct or is it due to emergency there??
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-18-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Spring uncovering!

Thanks for all advice - zone 6b, have uncovered some - all are growing nicely. Worst plants are those which did not keep dry, but even those will do fine, just that most of pstem rotted (but corm...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-12-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Truly Tiny Banana Questions

Bought a "dwarf" something from wal mart - huge thick trunk (2.5 inches, 10" high, with leaves 24, 5 months later has grown about 5 inches. Leaves are like one of top of the other, no spacing...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 03-12-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,792
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Ensete ventricosum

never used humidity domes and when soaked, generally did for 12-18 hrs, in room temp water, 75-80 degree heat mat. And all did well.
For otheres, we have maybe two hundred fingers, how do we know...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 03-12-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musa basjoo leaves easily broken

New leaves can be brittle, but older ones are pretty tough with ours (but those are all out of doors, so indoor ones may be different - probably less tough as they are not subjected to wind, rain,...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-09-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Spring uncovering!

Question: How much of a frost can they take without damage if we uncover now? Can they go to say 25 and be ok? 28? 30?
Or if can't take a short night of cold how bests to protect? With...
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