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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-22-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,200
Posted By geissene
Re: Donetta

They look great! Snow keeps the wind off and acts like an insulator. It is probably warmer under all the snow!

If you are ever curious, next year you can place a temperature probe (thermocouple)...
Forum: Tiki Hut 01-05-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,372
Posted By geissene
Re: Keep looking up!!

I think I'm still over 90 days away from putting cold hardy nanas outside.

On the bright side, winter has had mostly mild temperatures with just more rain than normal. Hopefully my figs and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-19-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By geissene
Re: My New 2160 sq ft Musa Research Greenhouse!

Good luck Ty! That looks nice. Hopefully you find some good performers out of those 100 varieties!

Erik
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-13-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,704
Posted By geissene
Re: bananapups.com, tytailors fe'i aiuri tc's

HI there

I also got one from Ty back in spring of this year. My plant has always been in an airpot when it was outdoors. I brought indoors back in mid October and it has been growing slow -...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 11-21-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By geissene
Re: USB bug zapper to kill fungus gnats

I totally agree! Sorry to hear you had garden plant losses.

I water the pots about every 10 days sparingly but the bugs still manage to multiply. In the past I have tried gnatrol and yellow...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 11-21-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By geissene
USB bug zapper to kill fungus gnats

Hi everyone,

I have 6 indoor bananas in 5 gallon pots and no matter what I do, I always seem to get fungus gnats in the soil every year when I bring the plants inside. This is annoying because the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-18-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,200
Posted By geissene
Re: Donetta

This looks totally fine. Great job! There is no need to worry about a few days when the temperature reaches 50 to 60F. Let it stay like that until early April. Then you can lift it to take a peek.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-15-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By geissene
Re: Length of Grow Light Use

If your goal is just to 'sustain' the plants until next spring, I think 7 hours will be adequate. I use 8 to 10 hours but I have a 300w LED light that covers a 4'x4' area in my basement. I may get...
Forum: Other Plants 10-15-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By geissene
Re: Voodoo lily question

Thanks!

I just dug them up yesterday. I had planted six bulbs in spring and now many more small ones as you described. Hopefully the big one will flower!

I rinsed them off and set in my...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-11-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,200
Posted By geissene
Re: Donetta

I think this could be normal with growth close to the corm. I've seen it on smaller plants. It takes time for the growth to turn green.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-09-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,200
Posted By geissene
Re: Donetta

That is 10 to 15 months in the tropics for a bloom. Plus at least 40 more days bloom to harvest in the best case (upwards 6 months). The plants need to produce around 35 leaves before they bloom. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-09-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,200
Posted By geissene
Re: Donetta

Mari,
With such low heat and with modest indoor lights, you can sustain the plants and have them create maybe 2 new leaves a month. The new leaves get smaller and less wide the longer they are...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-08-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,200
Posted By geissene
Re: Donetta

What is your basement temperature now? Hopefully it is cooling down or your plants may keep growing....
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-27-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 66,385
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

Amazing that pot hasn't cracked!
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-14-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 66,385
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

dudbro??????

So give up on patupi?
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-13-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 66,385
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

How large is your patupi? I think you had it for 2 or 3 years now... Do you think it will flower next year?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-13-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,200
Posted By geissene
Re: Donetta

Hi Mari

I have noticed that in my area of Pennsylvania, my nana plants practically stop growing by October. Overnight lows are usually in the 40s by this time. I usually wait a few more weeks and...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-09-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 66,385
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

Hi Mike,

Yes, the patupi is very good at pupping. It usually throws several pups right before the main plant dies back! This year I had my plant get 2' tall before that happened. I think it got...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-06-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 66,385
Posted By geissene
Re: What did you pot today (Bananas)

I just potted these 3 pups earlier this week. Patupi, Veinte cohol, and Dwarf Chamaluco pups. I know it is late in the season and this is probably the last week of warm weather in PA. I hope to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-30-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 695
Posted By geissene
Re: Namwah bananas finally ripening in Philly area!!!

Oh wow! Congrats on getting yellow fruit in PA! Did you fertilize often and with what?

Erik
North Wales, PA
Forum: Other Plants 08-18-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,707
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

That one on the left is huge!

Has it flowered? Since sunflower is self fertile (I think), it should fruit without a second plant.
Forum: Other Plants 08-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By geissene
Re: Voodoo lily question

Thanks for your reply. I think I have venosum based on pictures.

Glad to hear that some types wither. I wasn't sure what to expect.


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Forum: Other Plants 07-09-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,707
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

Thanks. Those are Shenandoah fruits. I also have a susquehanna tree but that one only flowered and didn't fruit.

In the morning, I spray diluted neem oil on my paw paw tree leaves. I do this...
Forum: Other Plants 07-03-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,707
Posted By geissene
Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

Hi all,

Summer is in full swing and I have 10 fruits forming on my tree. The tree is now over 5' tall and looks very healthy. I have had to spay for japanese beetles but otherwise all has been...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-29-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By geissene
Re: Japanese Beetle attack

OH no I realize I should have posted this in Health/Maintenance but can't figure out if it is possible to move / delete the post.

Sorry!
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