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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By bepah
Re: Help!

Trim the leaves off. Since you didn't say how big this stem was, it is hard to say how much to cut off. Generally, I just ry to save the corm. Hopefully you got enough of the corm that it will...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 11-16-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By bepah
Bugs in the corm

One of my p-stems was leaning today and I was able to pull itright out of the ground. The bottom of the corm had been completely eaten by what appears to be some very very small critters.

I tried to...
Forum: Other Plants 10-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,252
Posted By bepah
Re: Elephant ears

'Elephant Ears' is a common applied to many species of Xanthosoma, Colocasia and Alocasia, among a few others. It is difficult to help unless you are more specific.
All of these plants die when...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-24-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,626
Posted By bepah
Re: blue java vs orinoco

Too bad you didn't ask a year ago. I had 3 p-stems flower last year, none so far (and not expected) this year. My understanding is that the Blue Java is the color of the immature bananas as theyt...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 07-19-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By bepah
Re: Happy B-day Harvey

Happy brithday, Harvey; someday you'll be as old as me!
Forum: Other Plants 07-13-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 28,271
Posted By bepah
Re: Canna Lovers Unite!

Any idea which Canna this might be?


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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-29-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By bepah
Re: First time planting bananas, please help

I wouldn't worry a lot given that you will be over 100F for the next couple of days. You will need to water your bananas every day if the pots get exposed to the sun, which will heat the soil over...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-11-2009, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,816
Posted By bepah
Re: Problem IC

Ask her nicely (in cool and soothing sounds) to not fertilize until she waters again....
Forum: Contests! 08-11-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 21,382
Posted By bepah
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-08-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By bepah
Re: Pruning pups from Ice Cream

Fo what its worth:

I have IC in the yard. One is fruiting for me at thistime. I cut pup out about 3 timers a year, waiting for them to ber about 3 feet tall, or so.

I am in a Zone 9b and only...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-01-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By bepah
Re: I'm new, too. :)

Mary,

With regard to getting your Bird of Paradise (BOP) to bloom;

Winter temps are the limiting factor in the lack of blooms. It gets awfully cool for them in Winter. If you thought it was cool in...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 07-28-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,930
Posted By bepah
Re: Chiquita - An Awful Short History

I feel I must reply, although I do not want to start a pro/anti union discussion here.

Most of the items here may have been initiated by the unions but have been more or less legislated by various...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-28-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,338
Posted By bepah
Re: specific plants nutrients -- strontium, boron, manganese, magnesium

Without magnesium there can be no chlorophyll. Mg is essential to a plant even being alive if it uses chlorophyll for trapping and converting the sun's energy.

Potassium permanagenate is a highly...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 07-28-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,930
Posted By bepah
Re: Chiquita - An Awful Short History

Michael,

Raising the prices at the retail level will only pad the pockets of the retailers. You may want to look into getting a 'Fair Trade' policy into this area. There are strong economic...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 07-26-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,930
Posted By bepah
Re: Chiquita - An Awful Short History

You are supporting my point exactly. Unionization does not work, especially when the labor supply is so large. It seems pretty clear that when some of the workers refuse to work (via the strike),...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 07-26-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,930
Posted By bepah
Re: Chiquita - An Awful Short History

I would like to see a report on the same history from a less left leaning source, although I don't think I will.

The outrage and anger I see here seems a bit manufactured.

The real question...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 35,640
Posted By bepah
Re: Dwarf Namwah!!!

Good luck!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-07-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,581
Posted By bepah
Re: Timeline of Fruiting for Each Strain of Banana

Just in principle, plants in pots do not seem to do as well as those in the ground. While the root system may have some room to grow, to will be constrained. When we dig up even small well rooted...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-05-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By bepah
Re: Ice Cream Eating Worms/Grubs

Beccariophoenix alfredii. Madagascarian palm with some promise in NorCal. Loves heat, grows "rapidly", unknown as to how much cold it will tolerate, but reports of survivng 25F have been made. We...
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-05-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,989
Posted By bepah
Re: New World Record

Harvey,

I think you are talking about this gentleman. He has passed away, unforetunately....talent like this comes around oh so rarely.:bananas_b

Bill Foster (performer) - Wikipedia, the free...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-04-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By bepah
Re: Ice Cream Eating Worms/Grubs

Thanks for your input. Nematodes are generally microscopic but I'll follow up on your suggestion.

Thanks again.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By bepah
Ice Cream Eating Worms/Grubs

Take A look at the bottom of the corm I dug up from a failing IC.

The 2 photos are what we found inside of the eaten out corm....

They were considerably smaller thn the tip of my index finger.

Who...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-28-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By bepah
Re: Ice Cream Flower!

There are a couple of photos in the gallery.

My concern is that there aen't enough leaves to generate the fruit....we shall see.

Don't tell the guild......:ha:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-27-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By bepah
Re: Ice Cream Flower!

It is a ploy of the International Brotherhood of Musa acuminata 'Blue Java' Guild. They have, for centuries, kept the secret of the Ice Cream banana to themselves. This secret society is even more...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-27-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By bepah
Ice Cream Flower!

I have a flower on one of my Ice Cream (Blue Java)!

Looking forward to its fruiting!

I highly recommend this variety for anyone in Zone 9 or higher. Easy to grow, recovers well from winter, pups...
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