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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By George Webster
Re: Flowers and pups

Please correct me if I am thinking incorrectly. Once a pup has emerged and turned green, Is it not giving more to the mother plant than it is taking? Why not leave it till spring, then remove it,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-16-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By George Webster
Re: Patupi

Can they be dug in the fall and stored dormant?

Is there a chance to get a pup in the spring and fruit it in Zone 6??

thanks
George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By George Webster
Re: Balbisiana X vs. Basjoo

Please. what are horn splinters???

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-20-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By George Webster
Re: Can Bananas Cause Damage?

I have been given a musa basjoo mat because "it is tearing up her patio". Actually, the patio is 1 x 2 foot concrete steeping stones. the spreading mat is lifting the stones. This is much...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-24-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By George Webster
Re: New & semi-successful grower

I am much interested in that one that fruits at 3 to 4 feet. I could possibly grow that in a container and bring it in for winter. Would a pup be available this spring??????????

thanks
George.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-15-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By George Webster
Re: Jack of all trades

My Basjoo mat is one of the best in St Louis. I tried a Sikamensis seedling a few years age and it did not winter.

Will anyone in Zone 5 or 6 have a pup availlable this spring? Will they fruit in...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-12-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By George Webster
Re: 4 th batch of bananna wine

I am a hobby beekeeper with friends that are mead makers. So I must suggest make a banana Melomel. Make the wine with honey and banana.

I have a standing offer to friends. I give you a gallon of...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By George Webster
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

I live in zone 6 St Louis. When I planted my Basjoos I covered a large area with 6 inches of wood chips and shredded oak leaves. In the fall when the p-stems freeze and go down I normally cut them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-28-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By George Webster
Re: Too good to be true

I was looking for him when I find this seller. I am ordering from Mark Davies.

George.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-27-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By George Webster
Re: Too good to be true

I raised thousands of "sea monkeys" AKA brine shrimp. I bought eggs by the pound. Fed them to my fish. When I had 18 aquariums.

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-26-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By George Webster
Too good to be true

I was searching eBay for banana seeds, and discovered a seller that had some very unusual plants, banana and otherwise.
They were very inexpensive (cheap) {Red flag}

Has anyone bought from a...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-24-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By George Webster
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

My basjoo mat is large, I dig and give away or sell several pups every year.

I would like another species. This is the first time I have seen mention of Hellen's Highbred. After some internet...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-10-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By George Webster
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

Also Home depot, Walmart etc. is likely to have them, late spring.

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-04-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By George Webster
Re: Can these be the same variety??

They were both taken the same week in mid summer. The short ones are in a lawn, In an old neighbor hood in the city of St. Louis. Were on the property when the current owner bought it. No care. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-02-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By George Webster
Re: Help Posting

Thanks I did the best I could, but it does not work like that in the browser I am using. Which one do you use??

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-02-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By George Webster
Can these be the same variety??

I hope you can view the pictures.

Both are of mats that are at least a few years old. The one that includes my 6 four son, is in my back yard. I always thought it was a basjoo.

The other is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-29-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By George Webster
Help Posting

Using this link bananas.org/gallery/uploadphoto.php?cat=500 I have posted two pictures three times. I get popup that says upload was successful.

But the pictures are not to be found.

Can anyone...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 12-27-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By George Webster
Re: Soaking seeds in rotting banana?

I have searched eBay and can not find a suitable thermostat for any price. Can you give good search info or a link.

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-27-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By George Webster
my gallery

I just uploaded to pictures I took this summer. I can not find them. There is one picture in my gallery that I upload a long time ago.

Any help appreciated?

George
Forum: Species Bananas 10-01-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,047
Posted By George Webster
Re: Are Red Tiger bananas red bananas?

The original post described the banana as, "the biggest he had ever seen"

Does anyone know what it might be??

George
Forum: Other Plants 07-03-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By George Webster
Pineapple question

A number of years ago I planted a pineapple top and it grew. Last year it fruited. Last spring I put it out side. I do not have a good winter location for it. Anyway it wasn't long before...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 11-07-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,524
Posted By George Webster
Re: Hope they grow

I have been trying to find a suitable thermostat to control temperature emitted by a light bulb; but have not been able to find one.

I need 70 F to ferment mead and 105 F to liquefy crystallized...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-31-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By George Webster
Re: What is Going on With These Tall Brazilians?

Back when I was in college in California some Olive orchards were found to be short on boron. The solution was one pound borax per acre ever 10 years.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-25-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By George Webster
Re: How deep to plant Basjoo zone 5?

Can you give more detail?
What is normal depth?
How Thick the mulch?
Do you remove it in the spring?
When did you remove the tarp?

Thanks
George in St Louis
Forum: Member Introductions 03-17-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By George Webster
Re: HI. I Ken

I am planning doing my first aquaponics trial this spring. Any one suggest a site to suggest ways to do it. My gold fish pond it more than 20 years old.
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