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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Richard
Re: New PUPs, let them grow? Or take them out?

Here's a picture I just took of one of our banana beds. You see a clump of Namwas on the left, a pineapple in the middle, and Gross Michael on the right.

Notice among the Namwas there are two large...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Botanical_Bryce
Re: New PUPs, let them grow? Or take them out?

Here is a stand about 4 years old of Orinoco. The original stand was about 50 years old and in Chinsgut nature preserve they have a stand around 100 years old. I may have removed a couple suckers but...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Botanical_Bryce
Re: New PUPs, let them grow? Or take them out?

Right now I am leaving all suckers on my plants. I will remove them in the spring. Spring is best for making new plants.

I remove suckers for several reasons. Sometimes it makes a stand look...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Richard
Re: New PUPs, let them grow? Or take them out?

Because they live in colder climates than you or I.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Richard
Re: New PUPs, let them grow? Or take them out?

By the time they are knee high, saving one for another crop.



You are growing seedless hybrids developed by humans.



Or throw them in the greenery barrel. If for some reason you want to save...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By hdynad
Re: New PUPs, let them grow? Or take them out?

it is so late in the year i would leave them in the ground until spring and them remove all but 2 of them. i normally don't remove unless the pup is 1 foot or taller, my prefrence.

happy...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Richard
Re: New PUPs, let them grow? Or take them out?

http://www.bananas.org/f310/richards-guide-homegrown-bananas-46227.html#post296373
Forum: Member Introductions 09-12-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Hello Banana folks

Welcome to the Jungle.....:woohoonaner:

Locally, there are a few pro growers that will pick up this post..

Have fun here.....
Forum: Member Introductions 09-12-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By hdynad
Re: Hello Banana folks

Welcome, you came to right place, their is a lot of great people and good information on the org!!

happy growing,

Darla
Forum: Member Introductions 09-12-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By HMelendez
Re: Hello Banana folks

Welcome to the banana gang!.....:2723::bananarow::2723:
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-11-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By edwmax
Re: I'm new to growing banana plants, what say you about these two?

It depends on what it is made with and how. Not all compost is the same. ... Compost can pack down to a dense layer; may hold too much water choking (air) the banana roots at the ground...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-11-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By sputinc7
Re: I'm new to growing banana plants, what say you about these two?

Ed.. Why not compost? Homade compost is a wonderful mulch with the added benefit of fertilizer built in. (If you are referring to the bagged kind from walmart, I agree.)
I usually use my homade stuff...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-10-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By imclumbi
Re: I'm new to growing banana plants, what say you about these two?

Looking good! You'll figure it out. Plus you get all this great expert advice from the experienced members on this forum. Welcome to bananas.
John
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-10-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By beam2050
Re: I'm new to growing banana plants, what say you about these two?

I agree. grass clippings and leaves around the base of the plant piled high might help.

that wall and drive have to be throwing another 10 degrees extra on those plants by the look of it. but to me...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 09-10-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Hamakua
Forum: Member Introductions 09-09-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By edwmax
Re: Hello Banana folks

Welcome to the Bunch ....
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