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Forum: Tiki Hut 06-07-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By George Webster
Re: Why is there so many worms in my yard?

Lots of earthworms mean you have very good soil. Adding organic matter feeds the worms their wast mater is very good fertalizer.
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 05-24-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By George Webster
Re: Buying nightcrawlers for the garden?

Bait shop night crawlers are a Canadian species that will not survive in our climate.
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 04-20-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By George Webster
Re: Growing corn in your lawn?

I did. Corn needs lots of nitrogen to make the stalk. when the seed sprouted I made a small hole a couple inches from each stalk. And, placed about a 1/4 cup fertilizer. They did good.
Forum: Other Plants 10-29-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By George Webster
Re: Question about a pineapple plant

Also, if you save the top. Let it dry a couple of days and plant it will sprout roots and grow. Mine has fruited twice.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 09-11-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By George Webster
Re: Genetics of banana parthenocarpy

Many a discovery has been made by someone this did not know it would not work.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-21-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By George Webster
Re: Tips for propagating pup with no roots?

When transplanting pups I always remove the roots. It is a monocot and they are going to die and rot if I leave them on.

I remove all or most of the leaves because they need water and it has no...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By George Webster
Re: Chronic problems with Sunburn and Rot

The root system goes out several feet from the plant. The corm does not need water like the roots do. It St Louis I do not water until the leaves fold/wilt. That has been a few years ago. When I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-25-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By George Webster
Re: Has anyone ever winterized with one of these?

I also live in zone 6. The most important thing, to keep the corm from rotting is to keep it dry during winter and until the ground starts to warm. A little mulch then a tarp does it for me.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-30-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,375
Posted By George Webster
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

I should have answered much sooner. It got quite warm in April so I uncovered.

I cut off in small increments a foot of the old pstem to find living tissue. It begin growing putting out full...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-03-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By George Webster
Re: HELP SAVE MY BANANA PLANT! (Pictures)

I have had serious spider mite problems with no webbing.

Check the underside of the leaves carefully.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,761
Posted By George Webster
Re: My Musa itinerans var. xishuanbannaensis planted in VA

Please, what zone are you in, Virginia has several? I am in zone 6 Missouri. My Basjoos freeze to the ground every year with no cover and return come spring. They are heavily mulched year around. ...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-11-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,375
Posted By George Webster
Re: Musa basjoo never makes it

I am St Louis MO zone 6. When I planted my Basjoos years ago I put several inches of fresh new wood clips over the area. Since then When I cut off the frozen dead plants I lay them across the area....
Forum: Banana Identification 04-08-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By George Webster
Re: great mystery - FHIA?

"cold hardy" To me cold hardy means something only if you add a temperature.

I need Cold hardy to 0 degrees F.

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-17-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
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: 1,572
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: 646
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: 401
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: 844
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: 668
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: 1,021
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: 2,878
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: 1,123
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: 1,123
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: 1,123
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: 2,193
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...
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