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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,404
Posted By bepah
Re: Help!

Trim the leaves off. Since you didn't say how big this stem was, it is hard to say how much to cut off. Generally, I just ry to save the corm. Hopefully you got enough of the corm that it will...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 11-21-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By bepah
Re: Bugs in the corm

News! The bud ID was right on, and I will treat as directed.

However, where the hole was is now filled with freshly dug up soil, which also means that I have a burrowing animul of some type, either...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 11-16-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,519
Posted By bepah
Bugs in the corm

One of my p-stems was leaning today and I was able to pull itright out of the ground. The bottom of the corm had been completely eaten by what appears to be some very very small critters.

I tried to...
Forum: Other Plants 10-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,521
Posted By bepah
Re: Elephant ears

'Elephant Ears' is a common applied to many species of Xanthosoma, Colocasia and Alocasia, among a few others. It is difficult to help unless you are more specific.
All of these plants die when...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-24-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,541
Posted By bepah
Re: blue java vs orinoco

Too bad you didn't ask a year ago. I had 3 p-stems flower last year, none so far (and not expected) this year. My understanding is that the Blue Java is the color of the immature bananas as theyt...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 07-19-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,566
Posted By bepah
Re: Happy B-day Harvey

Happy brithday, Harvey; someday you'll be as old as me!
Forum: Other Plants 07-15-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,600
Posted By bepah
Re: Colocasia esculenta fontanesii

1) Pea gravel is fine but remember, you will have to move and clean the pot at some time. After the silt, roots, etc. get into the pot, it will weigh a ton. Also if the plant uses all of the aquatic...
Forum: Other Plants 07-13-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,566
Posted By bepah
Re: Canna Lovers Unite!

Any idea which Canna this might be?


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Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 07-10-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By bepah
Re: Health issues in Northern CA

I live in the same area. I am guessing you live in Brentwood or Antioch.

In any case, this time of year thgere is not much to worry about. Check for ants climbing the p-stems and farming aphids or...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-02-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By bepah
Re: Weather... Grr

Call Algore....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By bepah
Re: First time planting bananas, please help

I wouldn't worry a lot given that you will be over 100F for the next couple of days. You will need to water your bananas every day if the pots get exposed to the sun, which will heat the soil over...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By bepah
Re: Question about Rojo?

Buy one, grow it for the pups, sell a few and recover your investment....
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-11-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By bepah
Re: Problem IC

Ask her nicely (in cool and soothing sounds) to not fertilize until she waters again....
Forum: Contests! 08-11-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,510
Posted By bepah
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-08-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,375
Posted By bepah
Re: Pruning pups from Ice Cream

Fo what its worth:

I have IC in the yard. One is fruiting for me at thistime. I cut pup out about 3 timers a year, waiting for them to ber about 3 feet tall, or so.

I am in a Zone 9b and only...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 08-06-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,084
Posted By bepah
Re: Help! B.I.D. (Banana in Distress)

How long is the drip emitter on each day? In PHX, 2 gallons/hr may require it runs 5 hrs/day with all of the heat you are getting. I would guess that the ground is 120 degrees at midday and most of...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-05-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By bepah
Re: I'm new, too. :)

No need to defer to me as you are wiser......
Forum: Member Introductions 08-02-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,729
Posted By bepah
Re: Ola from Amazonia

Hi, Don.

I have been here for a year (actively).
There are quite a few knowledgeable folks her and tou'll learn a lot.

We palmists needs to expand our horizons,.

John
Forum: Member Introductions 08-01-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By bepah
Re: I'm new, too. :)

Mary,

With regard to getting your Bird of Paradise (BOP) to bloom;

Winter temps are the limiting factor in the lack of blooms. It gets awfully cool for them in Winter. If you thought it was cool in...
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-29-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,296
Posted By bepah
Re: How to solve all of Californias problems

I am speechless.....this was incredible....
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 07-28-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,294
Posted By bepah
Re: Chiquita - An Awful Short History

I feel I must reply, although I do not want to start a pro/anti union discussion here.

Most of the items here may have been initiated by the unions but have been more or less legislated by various...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,782
Posted By bepah
Re: specific plants nutrients -- strontium, boron, manganese, magnesium

Without magnesium there can be no chlorophyll. Mg is essential to a plant even being alive if it uses chlorophyll for trapping and converting the sun's energy.

Potassium permanagenate is a highly...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 07-28-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,294
Posted By bepah
Re: Chiquita - An Awful Short History

Michael,

Raising the prices at the retail level will only pad the pockets of the retailers. You may want to look into getting a 'Fair Trade' policy into this area. There are strong economic...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 07-27-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,294
Posted By bepah
Re: Chiquita - An Awful Short History

Lorax,

Let me clarify....

1) If things are presented to the workers as you have described them, why aren't they in the Speaker's corner every day (considering they are on strike and it is the...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 07-27-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,294
Posted By bepah
Re: Chiquita - An Awful Short History

I guess I need to respond.....

1) Active and violent protestations of corruption is what does not work, as we are seeing. Participation in legal voting (what is the voting turnout, Lorzx?) by the...
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