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Forum: Tiki Hut 06-07-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By George Webster
Re: Why is there so many worms in my yard?

Lots of earthworms mean you have very good soil. Adding organic matter feeds the worms their wast mater is very good fertalizer.
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 05-24-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By George Webster
Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

Bait shop night crawlers are a Canadian species that will not survive in our climate.
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 04-20-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By George Webster
Re: Growing corn in your lawn?

I did. Corn needs lots of nitrogen to make the stalk. when the seed sprouted I made a small hole a couple inches from each stalk. And, placed about a 1/4 cup fertilizer. They did good.
Forum: Other Plants 10-29-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By George Webster
Re: Question about a pineapple plant

Also, if you save the top. Let it dry a couple of days and plant it will sprout roots and grow. Mine has fruited twice.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-21-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By George Webster
Re: Tips for propagating pup with no roots?

When transplanting pups I always remove the roots. It is a monocot and they are going to die and rot if I leave them on.

I remove all or most of the leaves because they need water and it has no...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By George Webster
Re: Chronic problems with Sunburn and Rot

The root system goes out several feet from the plant. The corm does not need water like the roots do. It St Louis I do not water until the leaves fold/wilt. That has been a few years ago. When I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-25-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By George Webster
Re: Has anyone ever winterized with one of these?

I also live in zone 6. The most important thing, to keep the corm from rotting is to keep it dry during winter and until the ground starts to warm. A little mulch then a tarp does it for me.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-30-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,527
Posted By George Webster
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

I should have answered much sooner. It got quite warm in April so I uncovered.

I cut off in small increments a foot of the old pstem to find living tissue. It begin growing putting out full...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By George Webster
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

Please, what zone are you in, Virginia has several? I am in zone 6 Missouri. My Basjoos freeze to the ground every year with no cover and return come spring. They are heavily mulched year around. ...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-11-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,527
Posted By George Webster
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

I am St Louis MO zone 6. When I planted my Basjoos years ago I put several inches of fresh new wood clips over the area. Since then When I cut off the frozen dead plants I lay them across the area....
Forum: Banana Identification 04-08-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By George Webster
Re: great mystery - FHIA?

"cold hardy" To me cold hardy means something only if you add a temperature.

I need Cold hardy to 0 degrees F.

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By George Webster
Re: Balbisiana X vs. Basjoo

Please. what are horn splinters???

George
Forum: Member Introductions 04-15-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By George Webster
Re: Jack of all trades

My Basjoo mat is one of the best in St Louis. I tried a Sikamensis seedling a few years age and it did not winter.

Will anyone in Zone 5 or 6 have a pup availlable this spring? Will they fruit in...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-12-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,058
Posted By George Webster
Re: 4 th batch of bananna wine

I am a hobby beekeeper with friends that are mead makers. So I must suggest make a banana Melomel. Make the wine with honey and banana.

I have a standing offer to friends. I give you a gallon of...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,137
Posted By George Webster
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

I live in zone 6 St Louis. When I planted my Basjoos I covered a large area with 6 inches of wood chips and shredded oak leaves. In the fall when the p-stems freeze and go down I normally cut them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-28-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By George Webster
Re: Too good to be true

I was looking for him when I find this seller. I am ordering from Mark Davies.

George.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-26-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By George Webster
Too good to be true

I was searching eBay for banana seeds, and discovered a seller that had some very unusual plants, banana and otherwise.
They were very inexpensive (cheap) {Red flag}

Has anyone bought from a...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-24-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,288
Posted By George Webster
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

My basjoo mat is large, I dig and give away or sell several pups every year.

I would like another species. This is the first time I have seen mention of Hellen's Highbred. After some internet...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-10-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,288
Posted By George Webster
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

Also Home depot, Walmart etc. is likely to have them, late spring.

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-27-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By George Webster
my gallery

I just uploaded to pictures I took this summer. I can not find them. There is one picture in my gallery that I upload a long time ago.

Any help appreciated?

George
Forum: Other Plants 07-03-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By George Webster
Pineapple question

A number of years ago I planted a pineapple top and it grew. Last year it fruited. Last spring I put it out side. I do not have a good winter location for it. Anyway it wasn't long before...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-31-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By George Webster
Re: What is Going on With These Tall Brazilians?

Back when I was in college in California some Olive orchards were found to be short on boron. The solution was one pound borax per acre ever 10 years.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-25-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By George Webster
Re: How deep to plant Basjoo zone 5?

Can you give more detail?
What is normal depth?
How Thick the mulch?
Do you remove it in the spring?
When did you remove the tarp?

Thanks
George in St Louis
Forum: Member Introductions 03-17-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By George Webster
Re: HI. I Ken

I am planning doing my first aquaponics trial this spring. Any one suggest a site to suggest ways to do it. My gold fish pond it more than 20 years old.
Forum: Other Plants 11-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By George Webster
Re: Got Artichokes?

After reading this:
Cynara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynara)
I see why you wont buy seeds.

George
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