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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-19-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,783
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I can't remember where I got it from. Make me an offer on them.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-09-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,699
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered basjoos in zone 6

basjoo flowering
I've had 5 flower in one season!
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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-09-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,041
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Successful Fruiting in zone 6??

Basjoo flowering
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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-09-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,783
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I used a few black bags of straw. All three of my plantings of sikkimensis psuedostems made it. Hopefully I'll get one to flower this year. I"ve never had a sikkimensis flower yet.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-07-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,783
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I'm in zone 6. Southernn Ohio. I have 3 different plantings in the yard. All come back each year. It's tough to find the plants out there. Apparently they don't tissue culture easily.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-07-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,783
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

I'll do my best to get you a pup nate. Shouldn't be a problem.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-07-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,783
Posted By lwabirds
Joy Uncovered my Musa sikkimensis!

Just uncovered my sikkimensis last evening. Looks like the psuedostems made it. This plant has been in the ground for 5 years now.
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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-05-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,699
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Uncovered basjoos in zone 6

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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-05-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,699
Posted By lwabirds
Joy Uncovered basjoos in zone 6

I uncovered some of my basjoos today. Planning on uncovering the rest tomorrow. Already have quite a bit of growth showing.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-24-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,776
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Could they be dying or just dormant?

I would give them some more time. They should sprout from the cormb.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-10-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,826
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Musa Basjoo blooming very early

I had 5 basjoos flower during the summer of 2009. I'm still waiting on my sikkimensis to bloom.
Forum: Species Bananas 02-23-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,098
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Musa sikkimensis-the best banana for leaf hardiness?

I cut them back to 1 foot and place a few bags of straw on them. It's the same method I use for my basjoos. I never lost a plant yet. I have pictures in my gallery.
Forum: Species Bananas 02-23-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,098
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Musa sikkimensis-the best banana for leaf hardiness?

I've had my sikkimensis in the ground for 5 years now (Ohio, Zone 6). They are as hardy as the basjoos in my opinion. I've never lost a sikkimensis yet. I have 3 plantings of them.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-28-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,478
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Bananas stored dormant in basement dried out

I posted a pic in my gallery of the basjoos that I have over wintering in my garage. I keep the soil damp. Maybe watering once a month to keep them from drying out. This has worked well for several...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,478
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Bananas stored dormant in basement dried out

Nate,
I've stored basjoo's over winter with pretty good success. You will get the outter layers turn brown. That's pretty normal since it's no longer photosynthesizing (if you have it in the dark)....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-17-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 59,457
Posted By lwabirds
Re: The cold hardy list

I have 3 different plantings of musa sikkimensis. They have been in the ground for 5 years now. They are slower to start growing in the spring when compared to basjoo.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-19-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,167
Posted By lwabirds
4 Basjoos flowering

I have 4 different basjoos flowering in my yard this years. Plants have been in the ground 4 years. I have saved the stems each year.


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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-13-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,607
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Anyone in the northeast

I'm in Waverly, Ohio.
I put cypress mulch around the base of mine basjoos, cut them back to abour a foot tall and place 4 black garbage bags of leaves around the plant with 2 over lapping on top. I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-09-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,607
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Anyone in the northeast

I checked my pstems and they look great. I'm not uncovering mine until april 15th. I'm in southern ohio.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-29-2008, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By lwabirds
Re: Any one tried the Wellspring Gardens fertilizer?

Richard,
Can I dissolve your fertilizer in a watering can and use that way? If so, how much would I add to a 2 gallon can? What is the best way to apply yours?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-27-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,185
Posted By lwabirds
Easy way to control spider mites

I take a cotton ball soaked in isopropyl alcohol and wipe the leaves. The alcohol will kill the mites. A trick I picked up from my entomology class.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-07-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By lwabirds
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