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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By dkf85281
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

thanks Julian! What are the DB's? how large do they grow and how do they taste?
I recently tried a Williams type banana at a farmer's market... I think the gran nain tastes sweeter...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-15-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By dkf85281
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

thanks guys! i was told it's a gran nain... i got it about 9 months ago but just recently planted it in the ground. i few feet away from it i planted a jamaican red... does anyone know if jamaican...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By dkf85281
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By dkf85281
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

sorry don't know why it's so small and not sure how to make it bigger. i bought them online at aloha tropicals.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By dkf85281
Re: help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

sorry, here's the picture... not sure why it's so small.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-14-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,989
Posted By dkf85281
help! Is this Bunchy Top Virus???

Oh no! anyone know if this is Bunchy Top Virus??? I just planted this guy!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-05-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By dkf85281
Re: New Timer

not to worry... same happened to mine about 6 months ago... thanks to the folks on this site, i put in a more shady area of my yard and made sure to water more frequently. today they are doing...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,491
Posted By dkf85281
Joy preventing corm spreading

hello, my neighbor recently told me about a way to prevent the corm/roots of the banana plant from spreading to large... this prevents you from having a huge banana patch. he said when you dig your...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 08-10-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 22,916
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Vermicompost and vermicomposting

if one had to choose between worm castings vs. composted chicken manure, which would be the better soil additive?

thanks!
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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-30-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Backyard pictures.

Nice! what kind of grass is that?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-29-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,108
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Coffee Grounds?

wow! great article! i've been adding them directly to the soil... maybe it's time i finally get a compost bin!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,108
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Coffee Grounds?

i use them... but haven't noticed anything special... not sure if it really makes a difference. but i noticed watering everyday with weekly fertilizer really helps.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-27-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,475
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Gros Michel

thanks yug! would you happen to know how long each leaf/branch grows? i want to calculate the radius i need in my yard.

thanks!
dean
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-26-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,475
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Gros Michel

thanks ventura! do you know if the leaves of the dwarf varieties grow to 10 feet long also?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-25-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,475
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Gros Michel

Hi, the gros Michel looks like a fairly large plant. Does anyone know how long each branch grows? I'd like to know if I have enough room in my back yard and how far I need to plant it from the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-25-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,843
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Last Call for Gros Michel (Chinese Golden Lotus)

Does anyone know how long the branches of a mature GM grow? i'd like to know how far to plant it from the property line of my yard.

thanks!

Dean
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-18-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By dkf85281
white powdery waxy stuff on pseudostem

does anyone have a problem with white powdery waxy stuff on the pseudostem of their banana plant?
Is this normal? Or should I spray it down with dish soap/water mixture?

thanks,
Dean
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-02-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,037
Posted By dkf85281
Re: Help with wilting bannas (Red dwarf and dwarf brazilian)

Sprinkling may not be enough... I noticed here in Hawaii, I need to water my dwarf reds everyday... at least a gallon for my TC pup and 2 gallons for my other plant (about 3 feet tall)... If not...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-13-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By dkf85281
Bananas Brindando Re: Is it time for a "C" section for my pups?

just wondering how tall are your pups?
in general, how tall do the pups have to be to cut them out?
thanks!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-04-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By dkf85281
Re: BBTV, Just saw something very interesting.

what's the right thing to do now? is knocking on the guys door to inform him about BBTV and to cut them down inappropriate?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By dkf85281
Re: compost leachate/tea

i've provided more info from urban garden center regarding the UCT-9 tea catcher... why would anyone use the leachate in the first place? and what does "leachate can certainly be used as a good...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By dkf85281
compost leachate/tea

anyone have any thoughts on or uses compost leachate?

here's according to urban garden center:

In the early stages of composting you may have a dark colored solution that leaches out of the mix...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By dkf85281
Re: banana peel

hi Richard, the fertilizers you mentioned earlier...
"These are the maximum dosages I would recommend for fertilizing fruiting bananas with 10-20-20. Also, I recommend that when it is economically...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By dkf85281
Re: banana peel

thanks trebor! this composting/gardening is quite addicting! :ha:
so far, i've been just chopping them up and throwing them in the pot... but i'm planning to get a small composting bin soon!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By dkf85281
Re: banana peel

thanks richard! do you know if they would have this type of fertilizer for sale at the big box retailers or would i have to make it myself? i went looking at home depot bout had no luck. also, does...
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