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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 05-18-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

Harvey,

It's not much of a set-up! A 5-gallon bucket with a hole cut in the lid with a 5" net pot in it, the banana sitting in the pot with some lava rock, roots growing in the bucket and an air...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-05-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

An update:

Nearly two months later, the plant is doing great. The pup kept growing and it was about 16" tall with six-seven leaves - everything under the lid where it didn't get any light at all. I...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-08-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

An update:

To notrecruiting: It is a hydroponic grow, using Deep Water Culture. That's where the plant sits in something resembling a pot, but with lots of slits in the side so water can circulate...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

An update.

Not sure what to post as far as how the plant is doing under the lights and in a DWC system.

About two months ago, the new shoots quit developing. I thought it might be because the temps...
Forum: Hydroponics 12-18-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,347
Posted By wordwiz
Like roots? A DWC grow

I started a Dwarf Cavendish in a DWC system (5-gallon bucket) the last week of September. Here's a picture of part of the root system less than three months...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-03-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

Kevin,

No problem dropping the part regarding Richard, but IMO it would be a disservice not to continue to post how my hydro DC is doing under the LED light - that's at least part of the OP's...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-02-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

I suspect Richard cannot back up his claims - it's been more than a week and he has not responded.

IMO, he should have stuck around and put up his 2000 watt system against my 125 watt one. At least...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-23-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

Richard,

I guess these are not technical enough to qualify?

Do you have any idea what PAR is, or DLI?

So what variety of banana are you growing and what is your average harvest per tree?

$100...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-21-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

Richard,

I ave read what you have posted. Here are the posts:

Forget LED's for crops, although they are great for indoor tropical plants that enjoy low light in their natural habitat.
In the long...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-20-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

Richard,

You continue to ignore the part DLI (the amount of photons a plant uses in photosynthesis) means. Experts, which do not include me, have determined the optimal mols per day needed per...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-19-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

I look forward to eating the fruits!

Mike
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-12-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

Richard,

All that you say in your last post may be well and true, but that's NOT what this thread was about. I don't give a flying rat's behind what some lunatic in La-La land will do to get a ripe...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-12-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

Richard,

A commercial running these days urges some: if you find you are digging yourself into a hole, quit digging. I suggest you consider this advice.

You try to say that producers who spend $200...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-09-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

My DC seems to love the combo of hydro and LED. It's adding a leaf per week, with a tiny internodal length. The guy I bought the plant from said the plant would start producing fruit when it gets...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-24-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,553
Posted By wordwiz
Re: MH Vs. HPS Vs. LED Vs. Fluorescent

Richard,

The reality is the same. The most bang for the buck is MH lights. Not that I sell them, I don't sell anything except maybe some tomatoes and peppers when they ripen and I have more than I...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-23-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,631
Posted By wordwiz
Re: banana growing in water

Vicki,

Actually, one doesn't need to acclimate the plant to water. I bought a live plant, that had a nice rootball in potting mix. Washed the mix off, cut a large enough hole in the bottom of a 5"...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 01-13-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,223
Posted By wordwiz
It survived - I think

I admit, my ability to germinate banana seeds has to rank at the very bottom of an extremely long list: one seed out of about 100.

The one that did germinate I let grow and grow, but it was in a...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 01-06-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,802
Posted By wordwiz
Re: What grow lights are you guys using?

Duh, no, regarding the temps. My upstairs room does not go from 54 to 92 in one day! The room tends to stay between 65-80, depending on the amount and intensity of sunlight. Overall, the places stay...
Forum: Other Plants 12-30-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,820
Posted By wordwiz
Re: I wonder when I should start my pepper seeds?

You really don't need the lights until the seeds germinate but once they do, you want to get them as close as possible to the plants. Also, go very lightly on the Nitrogen while they are smaller - I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-21-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,145
Posted By wordwiz
Re: Shortest day of the year

Just as important, soon and very soon the sun will be higher in the sky and my neighbors house (and a couple of weeks later, mine) will not be casting shadows on my GH at 4 pm!

Mike
Forum: Member Introductions 12-20-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,366
Posted By wordwiz
Re: Hello all, new guy from Ohio.

Dan,

The Queen City, home of the Bengals and Bearcats, Reds.... Cincinnati!

Mike
Forum: Member Introductions 12-20-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,366
Posted By wordwiz
Re: Hello all, new guy from Ohio.

Dan,

What part of Ohio? I'm from the Queen City, just found this site a few weeks ago.

One problem I may see with growing a large plant in hydro would be if you need to change the water - unless...
Forum: Other Plants 12-19-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By wordwiz
My plan for Valentine's Day

First, let me explain a bit - I don't own a nursery, don't have a huge piece of property, have a full time job publishing a weekly news paper for the communities is central Hamilton County, OH. But I...
Forum: Other Plants 12-19-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By wordwiz
Re: Greenhouse Heat problem

Another way to apply bubble wrap is to spray the glass and then put the wrap on it - no need for tape.

Mike
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 12-12-2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,496
Posted By wordwiz
Re: Success 10 Musa varities planted - 2 plants emerging so far

Congrats southern!

Reading your success makes me feel better, as I have sown 20 seeds, half of them a month ago, the half two weeks ago, and have yet to see a single one sprout. For someone use to...
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