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Forum: Banana Recipes 02-19-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,558
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Problems with Cooking Blue Java Bananas?

Sorry,

I was not clear on this. They are ripe. I harvested the entire bunch when a green banana split open. The first hand ripened in a couple of days after cutting the bunch off.

Shawn
Forum: Banana Recipes 02-18-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,558
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Problems with Cooking Blue Java Bananas?

The last couple of times I have tried to bake or fry my blue java bananas they have produced a high amount of tannins. I was testing the frying bananas as I was cooking them and all was fine until I...
Forum: Contests! 11-18-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,591
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: 1000 fingers contest

I would like to add my guess to the high end of the count at 3430.

What a fun banana plant!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-01-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,722
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: leaf damage

Was the leaf edge brown and burnt while it was rolled up?
Forum: Other Plants 06-26-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: please help!

You may want to consider if the tree is getting more sun than it was use to. Since it is such a new tree and I assume small it may take a while to accustom to a new location.
Forum: Tiki Hut 06-24-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Polish dem shoes

I can relate. For some reason a fruit fly colony has developed on my Cannas. Every several days a have nice swarms of fruit flies.
Forum: Tiki Hut 06-24-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: microfarmer's birthday!!!!!!

Happy Birthday!!

:simpatica:birthdaynana::bananas_b:bungejumpnaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-20-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 121,338
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: What did you plant today (bananas)?

This is my third attempt this year at starting my papaya plants. This germination method was very successful. The seeds were soaked for 48 hours in warm water. They were then transferred to a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-20-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Pictures of my beds and plants

I love the bench, I would just think that the bananas may be a little close. They may be sitting next to you by the end of the year.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-20-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,054
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Fertilizer Question

That was good to point out that trace elements were not present in the pure chemicals which would normally be found in more general fertilizers.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-20-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: new to bananas new to fourm

Judging by the hanging leaves it may be too hot for your banana. I know that we are having a hot spell here in CA and it is a little too much for one of my plants. If it was not getting enough...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-20-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,552
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Does fertilizer expire?

I would not dissolve a granular fertilizer. Most granular fertilizers are meant for a controlled release over time. I would worry that it may be either too acid or too basic and burn the plant and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-19-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,377
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Ensete Ventricosum "Maurelli" trouble.

Banana can recover from strong sun. I planted a banana under extreme sun conditions. It was intended only as a temporary space filler. It was planted on a full south facing wall in the summer. ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-19-2008, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,243
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Psuedostem rotten

I was guessing that it suffered from root rot. This may be the case if the soil did not dry out between watering.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-18-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,243
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Psuedostem rotten

Was the ground kept really wet?
Forum: Member Introductions 06-18-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Hi!
Views: 823
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Hi!

Hello Rosebud,

I would recommend that you update your public profile with your location and zone. Many people will check this info. Enjoy!!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-17-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,494
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: FHIA-01 Goldfinger blooming

Is it really true that Goldfinger produces a second flower? According to the patent information a second flower will come in about a half a year after first flowering.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2008, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Plant Height

I prefer to use pseudostem heights which I specify that is the case. But what is used in the Wiki pages as the height?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Plant Height

What is the consensus for determining the height of banana plants. Is it the height of the Pseudostem or the height of the tallest leaf?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,441
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Mulching ?

I don't mulch. I actual have had very good success growing St. Augustine grass around the bananas. I just make sure to feed my bananas every month during the growing season. The ground is mostly...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-16-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Planning to plant bananas

Welcome,

There is a wealth of information here. Make sure that you pick something suitable for your zone. Checkout the Bananas Wiki and make a good selection.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,420
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Banana Trees Around The Neighborhood

It is a manila.

I am currently trying to germinated a seed of the same kind that I bought in a local store.

Shawn
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,420
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Banana Trees Around The Neighborhood

I purchase a mango last year against all advise. Walking out of the store someone stop us and asked if we were carrying a mango and then wished us the best of luck. This year it flowered and is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-15-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Leaves for successful fruit?

My Ice Cream came out of winter and throw up one good leaf and the flag leaf all other leaves are brown and shredded. The wind shredded the new leaf and it went on to produce a normal banana bunch. ...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-14-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,780
Posted By AltadenaGarden
Re: Help in ID'ing Banana Plant

I am adding some additional information:

1.)The leaves feel leathery and rather thick and the veins are very prominent. Much more robust than the papery feel of my Ice Cream leaves.

2.)As you can...
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