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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-10-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By parid09
Corm storage question

OK, all of you banana geniuses.. Is there anything to the reports that I have seen that you can lift the corms with the pseudo-stems intact without leaves, roots cut off the corms, and just stand the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-01-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By parid09
You never know

I guess we can all add a new species of insect that seems to have a taste for banana leaves. Just doing a routine check of my babies this morning revealed a cecropia moth caterpillar munching away...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 06-13-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,237
Posted By parid09
Re: Musa sikkimensis (manipur) growth from seeds...

My experience with these guys are that they tend to be sensitive after germination and do not grow as fast as some of the others. I have two 2 year old guys that are now three feet tall, and are...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-12-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By parid09
Re: Leaf Trouble!

Well at least this time it's probably not mites for once!
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-28-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,475
Posted By parid09
Re: Smaller and thinner leave after winter

It is amazing how fast they spring back once they can go out and play. All of mine are exploding with new "normal" growth. Hope all is well with you there.. things have been sounding a little...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-07-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,443
Posted By parid09
Re: Leaves 'STUCK'

What I have run into a couple of times is if the leaves aren't "popped open" in time, the new leaf will grow up inside and catch the furl of the previous leaf causing the whole shebango to get stuck...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-25-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,443
Posted By parid09
Re: Leaves 'STUCK'

I have had this problem for a little while with my Daj Giants ( see post "glued cigars"). What I did was to take a 409 bottle and blast the "stuck" portions of the leaf margins with water,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-15-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,604
Posted By parid09
Re: Spider mite "primer"

Hi Tom... Yes there are a couple of different types, but the ones that seem to nail most of us are the "two spotted" types, so named because of the two small dark spots in their mid section. Also,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 02-12-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,604
Posted By parid09
Spider mite "primer"

Well folks, it is getting to that time of year where there is distant hope of a spring coming sometime, and also a time where by now, most of us are war veterans when it comes to spider mites. I was...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-28-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,565
Posted By parid09
Re: Misting plants indoors??

They're great with bananas and Leinies.. ( I guess we got a little off the misting track here ).
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 01-27-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,565
Posted By parid09
Re: Misting plants indoors??

The only problem with well water in parts of the country like here in Wis. is the amount of lime that is present. This will dry on the leaves and leave a lime buildup (definitly not for use watering...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 01-02-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By parid09
Re: Just Checking in... seeing if im doing things right for winter indoors...

Hi frondly. I am very well aware of the PNW darkness, as I moved here ( Wisconsin ) from Bellevue, Wa. years ago. The flourescents range from six or so feet from the shorter plants, and the taller...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 01-02-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By parid09
Re: Just Checking in... seeing if im doing things right for winter indoors...

Just chiming in a bit late here, but here goes my 2 cents worth. What I have found regarding the thinning of leaves and stems is a normal result of bringing the plants inside, behind glass (which...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-08-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,860
Posted By parid09
Re: NorCal deep freeze

Aw c'mon you guys.. we are still growing bananas in Wisconsin, it could be worse!!
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