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Forum: Other Plants 03-25-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,575
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: spear pull on my trachy (windmill palm) what now?

Several different varieties of Trachycarpus are notorious for having spear pull year after year while the palm is young. As they mature, spear pull diminishes... I would remove the emerging spears...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-01-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,021
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Bananas for Tennessee

Stumpy, have your IceCream produced edible fruit, or just flowered? Great job either way!!!
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-25-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Recommendations

I live in Cleveland, TN, and have been growing bananas, cold hardy palms and other subtrops for around 6 years now. I hate to disappoint you, but don't hold your hopes up too high for a banana to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-19-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,372
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Rmplmnz Garden Tour

Chris, DUDE, what an amazing place you have going on down there!!! Can't wait to make it to your little slice of paradise in the near future! Hopefully, we can drop in this coming summer as we are...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-29-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,643
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

I usually would wait a bit longer but with my back becoming more valuable to me, I decided to dig these when I had my son-in-law in town to help!!! We have experienced temps drop down to the mid and...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-27-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,643
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

Paul, here is what I have done with the butias. They have since outgrown the 55gal. plastic barrels, so I will be doing something different this year...
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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-25-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,643
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

Deb, I have had good luck storing them under the house. I do not cover them at all and add no water to them. I do store them on plastic pallets, just to keep them off the ground and air moving...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-25-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: NEW (to me) Winter protection plan

I have tried the HVAC insulated wrap before on a saba, but it held way too much moisture inside that the pstem simply rotted away! I honestly think you would have to somehow keep the moisture out...
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 10-25-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,482
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: I give up...

:nanadrink::nanadrink:This did it!!!

:nanadrink::nanadrink:None of my boxes were checked and after checking them, I could see the images when I use the method I did in the past!!! WooHoo... Thanks...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-25-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,643
Posted By Randy4ut
Storing bananas for winter!!! UGH!!!

That time of year again and this past week, the more tender bananas were dug an prepped for storing under the house. This included mysore, golden aromatic, saba, rose, ice cream, zebrinus, and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-24-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Hummingbirds on Banana blooms?

Thanks so much for the compliments, Darkman... I believe I may have some extra castor seeds. Just pm me and I will be happy to share if I still have any left... As far as the J.Maple, it was a BIG...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-23-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Hummingbirds on Banana blooms?

Hummer on my AA-2-25!!!

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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,429
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Ensete glaucum pupping?

Did you start this E. glaucum from seed, or was it a plant when you acquired it? If you started it from seed, is it possible that a couple more seeds were in the planting mix when you transplanted? ...
Forum: Other Plants 09-28-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By Randy4ut
Agaves, agaves, and more agaves!!!

It is that time of year at my house to start inventory of my plants for the winter. Started with agaves and thought I would share a slideshow of what I have growing here in SE TN... There are a few...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-27-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Bananas in SE TN...

I store my bananas under the house with no heat or light. I keep them off the ground on plastic pallets and that is it... Some do better than others stored this way so I am still experimenting with...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-22-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Bananas in SE TN...

Thanks, Bradford... Only preparations that I do for my basjoo is the 3" of mulch that I leave year round. I have, in the past, used bags of leaves stacked on top of each other with pstem inside. I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Bananas in SE TN...

Appreciate the compliment and wish you well in all your efforts in KY! Other than the basjoo, I leave out Musa itinerans, M. velutina, Musella lasiocarpus, and an ornamental that a few of us are...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-05-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Bananas in SE TN...

Steve, really not a lot of time required once the beds are prepped and plants in the ground. Most time required is watering, and this past month was terrible. Had to water about every 3 days and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By Randy4ut
Bananas in SE TN...

Many of you do not know me as it has been a while since I have posted on here. I just wanted to share some of the bananas that I have growing in SE TN (zone 7a/b). Maybe some of the older members...
Forum: Other Plants 07-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,029
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: My "Elephant Ear" Collection

Jake, looking great!!! The one you are calling DiamondBack, could it be 'Diamond Head'??? If so, I have several and they have overwintered outdoors as far north as DC, from my understanding! I...
Forum: Other Plants 06-03-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By Randy4ut
Update from SE TN...

Some of you newer members probably do not know who I am, but the older ones hopefully will remember me!!! I have been lurking in the background for a while and decided to post some pics of how my...
Forum: Other Plants 02-09-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,770
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: 8a citrus

Great folks to work with! Would recommend them to anyone looking for hardy citrus! Very informative also...

Mckenzie-Farms (http://mckenzie-farms.com/)
Forum: Other Plants 01-22-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Could not resist

My vote is for Spindle palm... Have seen them in this area for several years in Big Box stores... Believe it or not, I purchased one two years ago in a "Bi-Lo" grocery store and it has actually more...
Forum: Species Bananas 12-01-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,175
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Birth of a New Hybrid Musa: Musa sp. aff. aurantiaca (Trebrown seeds) x velutina

Great job, BigDog!!! Will, indeed, be interesting to see what it looks like mature! If and when it ever pups, I would love for you to keep me in mind for one, as I would love to have an offspring...
Forum: Other Plants 11-30-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 41,934
Posted By Randy4ut
Re: Succulents & Cacti...

Just getting started in with the succulents, but have started collecting plants for next spring's projects!!!

Here is one of my larger agaves...
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