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Forum: Other Plants 01-16-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Capitum
Re: Ginger root

I grow ginger and tumeric, live about an hour North of Atlanta. I don't try to overwinter it outside, but even within one season the happiest plants flower, and I have plenty to harvest at first...
Forum: Other Plants 02-06-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Capitum
Re: Lemongrass

I found some relatively fresh lemon grass at an international grocery a few months ago and bought some, peeled the outer few leaves and cut the dry end off with a very sharp knife, then put it all in...
Forum: Other Plants Wanted 05-02-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By Capitum
Reputable (and inexpensive?) mail order to GA: cold hardy avacado?

Hi all-

was just thinking about getting a cold hardy avacado; depending on where I look I see varieties such as
Brogdon, Ettinger, Gainesville, Mexicola, Winter Mexican, Stewart, and Zutano. My...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,818
Posted By Capitum
Re: Hitting Reset and refocusing a bit

Same question as the other reply about cost (I'm scheduled to come South to Orlando for the Thanksgiving holiday, but I think Pahokee is a little far for me).

I've been keeping a low profile, but...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 05-19-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 690
Posted By Capitum
ISO: Veinte Cohol, Hua Moa, and Superdwarf Plaintain (shipping to Atlanta GA USA)

Hi all-

It's been a while since I left Seattle and gave up my entire collection to Chong, and I'm finally in a position to plant a few plants again. I'm looking for the three varieties in the title,...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-29-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Capitum
Re: Back online - now from GA (North Atlanta)

According to the USDA zone map, I'm in that 7b. I'm too far North of Atlanta to benefit from the heat sink
Forum: Member Introductions 09-28-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Capitum
Re: Back online - now from GA (North Atlanta)

That's disappointing- I had one for years in Seattle, and it never got bigger than my rhubarb plants. I was hoping I could get better results with a little heat. The good news is that water won't be...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-25-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Capitum
Back online - now from GA (North Atlanta)

Looking for any active members in the North Atlanta area (I've just relocated to Gainesville GA from Seattle). I donated my large (potted) collection to another member before I moved, so I'm looking...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 01-18-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,451
Posted By Capitum
Gone (was free plants, pick-up only)

Chong picked these up- thanks to all, and looking forward to hearing what grows best in Atlanta.

{original message below}

Hi all-

I'm getting ready to move, and can't take my plants with me. I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-25-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,098
Posted By Capitum
Re: Datil

Actually, I wasn't picky about the specific cultivars- my initial goal was to look at differences based on genotype (AA, AAB, AABB, etc) and the datil just filled one of my genotype categories. Of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,098
Posted By Capitum
Re: Datil

My entire collection is for the purpose of seeing which varieties can even survive my microclimate- At this point I doubt I'll ever get fruit or full grown plants. We rarely have days up in the 80's...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-19-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,098
Posted By Capitum
Re: Datil

The original came from the PR USDA Agricultural research station, so I took their word for it. It is always possible that they made a mistake, but I don't have the expertise to contradict them ;-)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,960
Posted By Capitum
Re: KING OF THE HILL state to state play for fun!!

I have no idea how many now... not including all my
basjoo which are outside (probably 15-20 additional
plants). The "empty" pots are corms, hope to keep
a good portion of these alive overwinter...
Forum: Other Plants 08-08-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By Capitum
Re: Golden Kiwi vines wanted

I've germinated them several times. I wait until the fruit is fully ripe, then refrigerate for several weeks, then spread the seeds out on paper towels to get rid of the pulp and dry the seeds a...
Forum: Banana Identification 06-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,712
Posted By Capitum
African red?

Hi all-

I was in Florida this past week, and took a side trip to a big-box store and found a couple of bananas I didn't have. One was marked 'African Red', but after doing some web searching, I see...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-23-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,876
Posted By Capitum
Overwintering

Due to the cold climate here, I keep almost all my bananas in pots. In the winter they are inside in front of some windows, with no extra lighting. I try to keep the soil on the dryer side, but there...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-23-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,735
Posted By Capitum
Re: Hello from The Pacific Northwest

There are a few of us in the PNW, sometimes with extras for trade or giveaway :)

I'm just North of Monroe, usually a few degrees cooler than your location. I know of a person in Monroe who has a...
Forum: Banana Recipes 09-05-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 32,146
Posted By Capitum
Re: Banana wine my style

I do grape and other fruit wines, and I did a 5-gallon batch of banana back in college... the bananas impart a 'thickness' to the wine and I had heard that sometimes a banana or two may be added to...
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 08-22-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,115
Posted By Capitum
Extending banana shelf life

I didn't see this posted in any of the forums, and since this will likely be for commercial bananas, this seemed like the best forum.

Keep Your Bananas Ripe by Spraying Them With Recycled Shrimp...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-21-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,621
Posted By Capitum
Definition of 'cold hardy'- pstem or corm?

Just wondering, when folks on the group give USDA zones for different bananas, is that for having the pstem survive the winter (without any additional help) or is that just the corm?

Trying to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-17-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By Capitum
Re: multi-flowering of a basjoo

Simon, any updates on your mutant basjoo?

Anyone else on the group (in the US) have similar mutations growing?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
Posted By Capitum
Re: Factors that encourage pupping?

Any over the counter root stimulators (like rootone?).

This is for that Datil, I want to make sure it pups soon so I can get it to you ;)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-09-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,704
Posted By Capitum
Factors that encourage pupping?

What are the factors that most affect pupping, especially in potted bananas? being root bound for too long, too much or too little nutrients, heat, or...?

I have a nanner I'd like to try to pup so I...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,966
Posted By Capitum
Re: 25 gallon Nursery pots.

Local soda distributors like coca cola or pepsi plants. It has been a few years, but last time I went to one they gave me about 4 55g plastic barrels, and about 20 5-gal pails. Free. I've also found...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-16-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,689
Posted By Capitum
Re: Can a banana plant grow in a container of

And if you have more than one potted banana, try adding nitrogen to one. IIRC, green compost sucks nitrogen, so you may have to augment it.

A better option may be to mix half green material (lawn...
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