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Forum: Member Introductions 04-14-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Max363
Re: new and need help

Hi Dan .. Welcome to! First of all: Congrats on germinating your ensete seeds. You will see that many here have tried and failed at that, so you are already a banana growing prodigy! lol...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-09-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By Max363
Re: newbie

Hi Debbie - welcome to the site. With a little searching here you can find lots of answers to most of your banana growing questions. Even when I google search banana questions it often brings me back...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-13-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,090
Posted By Max363
Re: Overwinter musa basjoo

Why remove them from the pots? In 8-9 yrs of overwintering I found it best to leave them in the pots (and I even pot the in ground ones for winter storage) put them on something like wooden crates or...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-13-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 220,321
Posted By Max363
Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

Moja rodzina wychodziła z założenia Polski do SZA w 1895 i kiedy odwiedzam Kraków i *Bialystok*, nauczę się (poznał; dowiedział się) jak podobny klimat był tutaj. JA bardzo jestem zasugerowane przy...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-22-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,946
Posted By Max363
Re: Deep Planted Basjoo Dying?

Rafael - You maybe overthinking or worrying a bit about this whole winter storage issue. I've been aflicted with the banana growing disease for like 11 years now. My experience in Western PA -...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-02-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Max363
Re: Hello from Annapolis, MD

Well I guess I can help answer this question. Any pup will wilt for a while when cut from the mother plant and replanted - especially a four foot one! In my experience - how long it continues to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By Max363
Re: Siam Ruby an Borderlon issues

I always liked trying the red bananas, but found them much harder to over winter than any green ones - UNTIL I got a Bordelon some years back (that first plant is in my avatar). The next year I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-19-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By Max363
Re: Chicago Area Project And Thanks!

After five years of growing a basjoo here in Pittsburgh in a pot (along with 5-6 other kinds), I planted it in the ground in the garden where it flourished more each summer after three pretty mild...
Forum: Other Plants 05-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,057
Posted By Max363
Re: Who's growing Passiflora incarnata ?

I am!!! and after none of my garage stored bananas (only some that were babied indoors iupstairs in pots) survived this brutal winter. I am so glad my incarnata - Monika Fisher and another 4 yr old...
Forum: Other Plants 04-11-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,723
Posted By Max363
Re: Peach Tree Giving Up on Life

When I was a kid growing up in Pittsburgh, my Dad brought home two peach trees 5-6' that were growing in a weed strip next to the parking lot at the bakery where he worked.
He determined that they...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-26-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Max363
Re: Desperately seeking Musa ae ae pups

Hey Gary
I have observed all the hype about the AeAe on here for years but was never convinced this plant could be worth the effort and expense and effort to obtain and grow until I saw an...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-17-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By Max363
Re: Hello from zone 6! never used a forum before

Hi Gavin
Pittsburgh here - a guy on a hill above the stadiums here once had a small forest of Basjoos for some years. You may be able to imitate that in your location, but a for a "forest" of ...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-12-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,638
Posted By Max363
Re: Basjoo- Trim leaves?

Hey Rick - IMO one of the advantages that us Northern banana growers have is that the leaves on our plants often remain all season in pristine shape all season without the severe rips etc that I see...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-22-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,336
Posted By Max363
Re: How are everyone's banana plants this winter??

Hey Matt - I've had the same trouble over the years. Most of my red leafed bananas never make it thru the winter - whether I try the dormant garage method or the all-winter-warm house method by...
Forum: Other Plants 10-03-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,511
Views: 270,960
Posted By Max363
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

Each year it is more of a struggle to wrestle my 4 large Brugs back into the garage for the long winter, but when they bloom especially now in the Fall, their perfume hypnotizes me into doing it once...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-06-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,577
Posted By Max363
Re: Ae Ae Pup 5/6/2012

For a long time I had a hard time understanding all the hype surrounding the AeAe. The pics that I saw on here all made them look no more special than a straggly long leafed hosta on a trunk. Then I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-01-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,753
Posted By Max363
Re: Rare Pineapple Banana plant video

hahaha Happy April Fool's Day!!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,271
Posted By Max363
Re: separating pup from potted banana

Angie - My experience has been that when the plant is beginning active growth and the weather is warm and sunny it is almost impossible to hurt the mother corm. I have followed others' advice and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-24-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,488
Posted By Max363
Re: I replanted my banana tree with bananas.

A very interesting post for us northern growers - On your youtube I started to recount a similar situation I had 2 years ago -Here's what wouldn't fit there: My experience was similar but a little...
Forum: Tiki Hut 12-12-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By Max363
Re: Strange people

Tony I have to laugh about how neigborhood problems differ from one part of the country to the other. I try very hard not to use chemicals etc in any season but since we are on a hill, when the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-04-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,503
Posted By Max363
Re: Banana Trees Around The Neighborhood

The first time I visited New Orleans I marveled at the bananas growing in the Jackson Square across from the St Louis Cathedral. (This was before my banana addiction so I don't know what kind they...
Forum: Other Plants 07-18-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 108,264
Posted By Max363
Re: Passiflora

Hey Howard - that looks like a "Lady Margaret" to me. I bought one last year, and it looked like two small plants. I guess I got overly ambitious and greedy and separated them in the heat of summer...
Forum: Other Plants 03-27-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By Max363
Re: What is this plant ?

Greg - that is a very nice 98 cent plant! - It is kalanchoe - very easy to grow - do not over water it and you will have it for years!
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 03-05-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,418
Posted By Max363
Re: Ensete Glaucum experiment

Thanks for sharing your experiment Eric - I got 4-5 varieties of banana seeds this year. Last year I had great germination success with Lotus seed I put to the electric grinder first before putting...
Forum: Other Plants 03-05-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,406
Posted By Max363
Re: A walk around the block

Thanks for sharing your pics Tony - I can hardly wait for a few more weeks when Spring has sprung around my block! - but then we might get snow again Sunday night - this year was the first time the...
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