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Forum: Member Introductions 08-29-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By chong
Re: New member

Welcome Maryann!
Use the Search button for the topic of your interest to learn more about bananas. Hope you have a great experience with your banana plant. What type of banana is it?

Forum: Other Plants 01-14-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By chong
Re: Ginger root

The culinary ginger plant is probably safe to grow outside in your area if you are in 8b-9 Climate Zone. If you are unsure, plant the rhizome/plant close to your house as you can. I have grown...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By chong
Re: Pleaseee help me!!!

I share Cincinnana's opinion. I've had that happen when I didn't water the plant on time and the weather became hot. The roots will shrink when the soil gets too dry. It'll take the roots some time...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-23-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By chong
Re: What type of banana do I have?

Looking at your Facebook photo, I would think that they are Orinoco. Have you peeled any of them yet? If they are Orinoco, they should be a good cooking banana. One Filipino member in CA has...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-01-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 978
Posted By chong
Re: musella lasiocarpa orange flower

Hi Amelito,
Sorry for the very much delayed response to your post. I don't know why I haven't been email notices from for several months, but since I was looking for some musellas, I...
Forum: Tiki Hut 10-25-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By chong
Re: My first political debate

Best to you!

Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By chong
Re: What's the point of Multiple Spamming?

These guys are doing this just to irritate and harass people, since there is nothing else to gain other than satisfy their sick mind. This particular poster knows that 99.9% of our membership does...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,668
Posted By chong
Re: Banana seeds from chinese auction portal

I'm tempted to try them if only I had time to attend to germinating seeds. But I am so preoccupied with my private consulting, where coincidentally, my client is shopping commercial air conditioning...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-23-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,344
Posted By chong
Re: Veinte Cohol Flowering

Very nice! That's a lot of fruits. Thank you for sharing.

Forum: Other Plants 08-01-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By chong
Re: What is going on with my purple datura?? Something is eating the leaves.

I've had similar problems with my Brugmansia. One night, I was taking a picture of them, I noticed that there was a couple of dark objects on some leaves. Zooming in on the photos, I found insects...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-21-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By chong
Re: New member in Gig Harbor, WA

Hello Don,
Welcome! It's great to hear that there's another new member from the NW. there's actually a few from the Puget Sound area. I even tried to get a mini-convention going once, but in the...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-12-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By chong
Re: mr manzi

Hello Manzi,
Welcome to the organization! Congratulations on your "fruitful" first year endeavor. Very impressive! That's a pretty good size area. Are you marketing locally, or will you be...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-01-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By chong
Re: Musa rubinea little dwarf

Very nice! "Little Dwarf" - how big does it get??

Thank you.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-12-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,154
Posted By chong
Re: how many layers are too many to peel off a rotten pstem?

I forgot to reply to the question. Remove all of the rotten layers to let the plant "breathe" and dry out the base of the rotten stems.

Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-12-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,154
Posted By chong
Re: how many layers are too many to peel off a rotten pstem?

I second that. The Pstem is retaining too much water. Further, I think that it could also be starving from light and ventilation. Put the plant in a brighter and warmer spot, and put a small fan...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-10-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By chong
Re: First Banana - Dwarf Musa

Mr. Jeff,
Welcome to the org. I can sense your excitement in your message. Great! As for the drooping of the leaves, There is no cause for alarm. It may be due to the moving from an air...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 06-06-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 91
Sticky: Tissue Culture
Views: 48,802
Posted By chong
Re: Tissue Culture

Originally Posted by chong View Post
Here's one from one of our members, kgbenson:
Micropropagation of Musa

When I posted that link, it went to kgbenson's website and had a full...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-20-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By chong
Re: Can you identify what Im growing?

I, too, would venture to guess that it's an Orinoco. Not all bananas ripen in 3-4 months. Additionally, whenever the temperature dips below 50F, the plant stops growing. So, you have to consider...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 04-13-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,816
Posted By chong
Re: Too much moisture?

More likely due insect infestation. Over-watering will result in large black spots/blotches on the leaves, not "bubbling".

Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-26-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,112
Posted By chong
Re: Growing plants using coco choir

Ground coir is a good substitute for peat moss. However, it retains water longer than peat moss, so you need to gauge how much you mix with your soil in order to avoid over saturating your medium. ...
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-03-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By chong
Re: Rather than make my own

I've been following Harbor Freight's greenhouses for years, and actually tried to buy the 10'x12' size 3 years ago but they were out of stock. Right now they're on sale for $679.99. If you can get...
Forum: Other Plants 02-29-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By chong
Re: Durian

Durian is a much maligned fruit, and I think that in most cases, its reputation precedes discovery by many. When I first tried the fruit as a kid in the Philippines, I was the only one in our family...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-20-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By chong
Re: Aloha

Welcome "Bobnmits"!

I don't know that there is a definite maximum height. The mulch is used to control the evaporation of the moisture from the soil. If the leaves are not shredded they can be...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-11-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By chong
Re: New banana'er

Hello Vandy,
Welcome and thank you for your post. Since this is your first post, I moved this thread to the Member Introductions forum in order to allow members to welcome you into the organization....
Forum: Banana Identification 02-08-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,110
Posted By chong
Re: Nice banana plant, too bad I don't know what it is.....

In all probability it is a D. Orinoco. Green Earth advertises D. Orinoco as D. Orinoco, Texas Star, and California Gold. The latter two are suspected to be mutations of D. Orinoco. Selling D....
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