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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-16-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By cincinnana
Re: What is going wrong with my banana this winter?

Pick up inexpensive grow lamp which has a wider coverage could help the plant also.

Local big box stores have LED lamps for the 30+ dollar range.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-14-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By cincinnana
Re: What is going wrong with my banana this winter?

Here is a photo of a plants roots grown in a perlite peatmoss based mix.
Perlite is one of the best amendments for making a light soil that the roots can penetrate.
If your plants roots do not look...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-13-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Wertoiuy
Re: What is going wrong with my banana this winter?

I have also watered once a week. Last winter I watered twice a week. And the soil I have drains super fast, and is supposed to be nearly impossible to overwater.

I have some bog plants that need to...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-25-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Spider Mites

Hi WindyCityzen

Red spider mites are dreaded nightmare for us container hobbyists, who bring their banana plants indoors in the winter months.

It only takes about roughly a week from seeing a few...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-24-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Advice on over-wintering pups

Folks seem to think if a plant pups they must repot, replant or cut off because they are mis led to believe the new pup WILL STEAL energy from the mother plant and the plants have a tough time...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-22-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: started bringing plants inside

it was id'd as dwarf cavendish

observations from cutting the tops off...
tiny little plants do not like it
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-22-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: started bringing plants inside

oh yeah, the scale of this bunch is quite small...
not exactly a 100+lbs rack!

yes the watering is fun at first and becomes a chore at times
i would like to get a hose and wand
carrying buckets and...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-22-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: started bringing plants inside

i almost forgot about the fruiting one
my friend had wrapped the bunch with a pair of track pants and put a hand warmer packet
hanging slightly below in the track pants so the heat would rise towards...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-16-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: started bringing plants inside

just a few more to collect from neighbours... and some stayed at their summer home
https://i.ibb.co/yR4fycD/IMG-1615.jpg
last year the big ones i chopped down did quite well so i tried it with most...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-14-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By subsonicdrone
started bringing plants inside

https://i.ibb.co/k6DYzQf/IMG-1596.jpg
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-28-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By HMelendez
Re: Raja Puri Flowering 8B

Yes!.....Cut the flower bud off!....Cut it on the second row of male flowers!.....Prune those male flowers!....Spray or feed the plant with some Potash!.....That will help with the fill-in process of...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-27-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By bushwack
Re: Raja Puri Flowering 8B

I was told to cut mine off of my Orinoco, which I did, and to spray with potassium nitrate (aka stump remover) at 82 grams per gallon of water, every four to five days.

I have been doing this and it...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-04-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By cincinnana
Re: Bringing Dwarf Cavendish inside for winter?

You are doing good....keep it up.

Do a fast Youtube search...
keywords.

Overwintering a banana plant....growlights.

Pick and choose which you can use..

This will prove the way to get many...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By edwmax
Re: Hurricane Prep for Bananas

I haven't done that when the stalk had a bloom but it should be OK. ... The pstem isn't dead. As I said, 3 pstems have bunches growing now that were blown over by last years storm.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-28-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By bsorcs
Re: Banana vs squirrel--need I worry?

Re using frozen bananas, do the following

Cut two frozen, very-ripe bananas [mine are Orinoco for size reference] into the blender or Vitamix. Add 3 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice, 3 ounces...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-27-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By bananimal
Re: Banana vs squirrel--need I worry?

I call them tree rats! I like to wait till the first few fingers turn a bit yellow and then cut down the bunch. Then hang it indoors.

On the last bunch of FHIA2 I let it hang too long and the...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-26-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By bananahamock
Raja Puri Flowering 8B

Hey guys super excited , My Raja Puri is Pushing its first flower!!! This is also my first banana flower, so looking for any tips on what to do/not to do...Its currently in a 35 Gallon air pot, In...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-18-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,222
Posted By subsonicdrone
Re: backyard pics 2019

video update:

https://vimeo.com/354485390

any feedback on pronunciation is welcomed :)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Nicolas Naranja
Re: Panama Disease Tropical Race (TR4) confirmed in Colombia

Our grocery stores will be full of Goldfinger in 25 years and people will be talking about how good the Cavendish banana was.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-15-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By HMelendez
Panama Disease Tropical Race (TR4) confirmed in Colombia

A very heartbreaking and sad news..........




TR4 confirmed in Colombia as country declares "national emergency" | Banana Link...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-08-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,633
Posted By edwmax
Re: 2019 -Update on My Bananas

I have 2 more Flowers in my Large Nana patch!


Today about 12 noon passing by the patch, I saw this bud & flag on the FHIA1.



http://www.caironet.com/banana/FHIA-1-08082019.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-08-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 17,665
Posted By luisport
Re: My first Banana plant!!!

Super Dwarf Cavendish

https://i.postimg.cc/RWWKjbdw/DSC-0469.jpg (https://postimg.cc/RWWKjbdw)
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-08-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Sylviap
Re: To Rotate Or Not Rotate? That Is The Question.

Beautifull. Is all I got to say.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By edwmax
Re: To Rotate Or Not Rotate? That Is The Question.

Container size looks ok. But those pots hold water in the bottom which can start root rot. ... The pots need to drain and be raised above any water in the saucer. When the top of the pot is...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-06-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By edwmax
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