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Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 05-07-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,386
Posted By Olafhenny
Wasps, helpful, a nuisance and a danger...

...possibly mortal to some, who are strongly allergic.

• Helpful with pollination, although nowhere as efficient as bees or bumblebees,
because they do not sport a ‘fur’ to which the pollen easily...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 04-29-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Separating my first pup...

Not being able to see it directly, I still believe it would be best to cut the stem off
completely withe a sharp non-serrated knife and let the corm develop a new one.
The more smooth the cut, the...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 04-29-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Separating my first pup...

You do not need any roots. As long as you have a sound piece of corm larger than a
walnut, you have the makings of a banana plant. It will only take a bit longer to develop.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-23-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Help Rookie Mistake

Chop that corm up into six pieces, plant them and you will probably end up six banana
plants, same as with potatoes. :)
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 04-05-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,124
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Is setting fenceposts in concrete necessary in sandy soil?

Hi Kat,

wooden posts should never be placed directly into concrete, but you should use a post
bracket as intermediary like the ones shown here:
Materials - Posts, Spikes and Supports: Post Bases...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-03-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,019
Posted By Olafhenny
That's how Dole does it

Really Interesting!


www.youtube.com/embed/_l7sak6Vlq8?rel=0
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-13-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: I am tuned out of "bananas"...

Yes Mark, these shelters have performed very well other years, but this year I have
not opened them yet.

I had some problems last fall, because the stumps kept on growing after I had already...
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-12-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,587
Posted By Olafhenny
I am tuned out of "bananas"...

...and completely enthralled by the US primaries/caucuses, which are not only
important for the US but for the planet as a whole.

See you all in November!
Olaf
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-19-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: My two dwarves look bad

There is an extensive discussion about root rot starting here: http://www.bananas.org/f10/what-root-rot-19716-6.html

The gist of it is, that the only way bananas can suffer root rot is when...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-18-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: My two dwarves look bad

I second Sieg's advice, but my first thought was: Were these pots in direct sunlight?

If so, we have a clear case of unintentional 'bananaslaughter'. Banana roots in the
ground are never exposed...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-14-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Pups in Container Plants

No, they are not "needed", but that does not keep them from coming anyway.
What you keep depends on what you want them for.

In New York, without a greenhouse, you will probably want them for show,...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-12-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Mother Plant Asleep?

Another thing: I do not think, that misting has any impact at all. I live in a region,
which is much more arid than New York. In winter while heating the already humidity
depleted cold air it...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-12-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Mother Plant Asleep?

Not knowing the details, I would guess that this is due to low light conditions.

Pushing out a leaf a month is about all the production I get during January and
February and my plants sit right...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-08-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Californians please help !

I travel frequently to Europe. I have never been asked if I had any plant material.
It is coming to North America, where you are asked every time.

As Stephen has indicated, the country, you take...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: When do I transplant my seedlings?

Thanks, Kat, I had never heard of newspaper pots, but I will be sure to use them,
when I do my seeding/planting next spring.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: When do I transplant my seedlings?

Well that was fast!
I do not think the seedlings care very much, when you transplant them.
You should be governed by the conditions in the seedlings tray. As long as they do
not crowd each other...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: When do I transplant my seedlings?

Hi Ricky,
Do you have a bulb planter (BP), such as shown in the second and third picture here?
bulb planter - Google Search (http://tinyurl.com/hth4ulf)
Here is what I do, when transplanting small...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-05-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Treat your soil with respect

Good for you,Kat. The situation where I live, is very similar. Our yard waste is
picked up every two weeks with no limits on the amount.

I have a compost pile consisting of two sections. One...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-05-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Olafhenny
Treat your soil with respect

Here is a good article worth reading:

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nationofchange/pages/1267/attachments/original/1449284474/climate_change_reversal.jpg?1449284474

5 Ways to Reverse...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-02-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Trouble ahead!

That story has gone around ~5 years ago and it still has not happened. It is a hoax!

The plantations are far too spread out. If a fungus should wipe out the crop in a single region,
others will...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-07-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: What is this........???

Methinks, this is a hoax. somebody stuck the flower into a truncated PS and
took a picture. :)
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-28-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,872
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

Hi Terri,
the yellowing of the leaves is unusual, unless something in the environment
has changed, like transplanting or relocating the pot, the plant is in. Low
temperature should not cause this,...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-27-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,872
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

I usually wait until the first frost has bitten into the leaves, which are to be cut off
anyway.

The PS is quite frost resistant, because of its greater mass and the short early
morning duration...
Forum: Tiki Hut 10-25-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Need help with truck hitch

QUOTE:
is this too much bulb on should I switch to smaller ones??
UNQUOTE

...depends how fast you usually back up.:)
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 10-25-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,872
Posted By Olafhenny
Re: Woud you separate the pup?

Hi Al,
I have not tried that yet. And I cannot think of a reason to. A small pup in a small
pot fits into just about any small apartment.

I usually leave the pups which are too small to separate...
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