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Forum: Other Plants 07-14-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By john_ny
Calas

Some time ago, I planted some Cala Lilies. Thinking that this area was too cold for them, I intended to take the bulbs up at season's end. I promptly forgot about them. They came up each year, but...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By john_ny
Re: Musa Basjoo Spacing

As they say, start out with one. (Keep another one in a pot, as a back-up.) There is a botanical garden, here in N.Y. that had some Basjoos growing, and they decided to move them, so they dug them...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-19-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By john_ny
Re: Musa Basjoo Spacing

I would say, only one. I don't know where you're located, but if you have to dig them up in the fall, I would say only one. This will give you a chance for some pups, which you can dig, and replant...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-12-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,528
Posted By john_ny
Re: Spring?

A couple of years ago, I put my bananas out on April 5. Missed that this year, and it don't look like it'll be any time soon.
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-14-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By john_ny
Re: AARP is Fake News!

I thought this forum was supposed to be about Bananas, not politics.
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-09-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By john_ny
Re: Post offices and bananas

Bananas, locally, are .49 (sometimes .39) Whenever I have visited Florida, I found Publix to be expensive. I haven't sent a letter recently, (do everything on the internet)but you have a point.
Forum: Tiki Hut 01-06-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,639
Posted By john_ny
Re: Wind Chill is Fake News

Many years ago, while in flight school at NAS Pensacola, we had snow. Enough that some of the guys built a snowman.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-08-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By john_ny
Re: GM in NJ update

My first banana, Many years ago, was a GM from St. Lucia. This was about the time that commercial growers worldwide were switching from Gros Michel to Gran Nain. (I guess they forgot to tell the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-11-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,247
Posted By john_ny
Re: Hurricane Irma!

What is a black jack?
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 09-10-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By john_ny
Re: Hurricane Prep

Good luck. Hope you get minimal damage.
Forum: Other Plants 09-03-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By john_ny
Re: Hazelnuts (Filberts)

Good luck with that.
Forum: Other Plants 09-03-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By john_ny
Hazelnuts (Filberts)

Does anyone know when they are ready? My trees were loaded this year, but the squirrels went to work on them, when the outer skin was still green. I picked a bunch of them at that time, just to...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 09-01-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By john_ny
Re: Build your own greenhouse.

I can't believe I got so little response. The greenhouse is about 17 feet wide and 100 feet long. The heater has only been used one season, and cost $1600.00, and it's all free!
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-30-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By john_ny
Re: Build your own greenhouse.

Forgot to mention. Items are located on Staten Island, NY.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-30-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By john_ny
Build your own greenhouse.

Free for pick up. Metal bows for 17 foot wide greenhouse. Also have bows for 14 foot wide house. Also have oil fired heater. Some straight pipes (For headers) available. Everything but the...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 06-18-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,063
Posted By john_ny
Re: Happy Father's Day

I'm not a dad to anyone, unless you count my cats. But I wish a Happy Fathers Day to all.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-22-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By john_ny
Re: One of the Things we don't do Here

???
Could someone tell me what this is all about
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-15-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By john_ny
Re: Happy Easter

Same to you.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-07-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By john_ny
Re: help on planting new corm please

You have to tell us where you're located.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-07-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,925
Posted By john_ny
Re: Do you have to protect musa basjoo?

We have a local Botanical Garden that had a mat of Basjoo that they decided to move. Some of the residues that were left grew again the next year, and have continued in years hence.
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-07-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By john_ny
Re: I'm curious... how do you feel about vaccines? OH SNAP!! hot to the touch. :)

My wife was an Operating Room Supervisor for almost 40 years, and says to get your immunizations.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 04-06-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By john_ny
Re: How to prepare corms for shipping?

I meant to say that, after we dug them, we just washed the dirt off, and packed them up.
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 04-05-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By john_ny
Re: How to prepare corms for shipping?

Many years ago, when I got my first banana, ( This was about the time that the commercial banana, at the time, the M. Gros Michele was about to be replaced by the Gran Nain, because some disease was...
Forum: Tissue Culturing & Other Propagation Techniques of Banana Plants 04-05-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By john_ny
Re: How to prepare corms for shipping?

Many years ago, when I got my first banana (this was about the time when there was the big scare that the commercial banana of the time, M. Gros Michele, was subject to a disease that was about to...
Forum: Other Plants 03-28-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By john_ny
Re: Mango juice.

Thank you much. That is what I've been doing to get the flesh , but I went to Costco and found a "mango cocktail". It tastes OK, but it is only 20% juice. With the price of mangos in the local...
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