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Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-09-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By r3tic
Re: Am I burning my banana?

Look under the leaves. It looks like you may have a mite infestation.
Forum: Tiki Hut 07-04-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By r3tic
Re: Found jalapenos for 39 cents/pound

You could always do something crazy like ferment them. Something like at the following link. Fermented Hot Chili Sauce Recipe — Nourished Kitchen...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-01-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,874
Posted By r3tic
Re: So am I hosed?

It depends on how well the plant was established. I live in zone 6b/7a and I do not protect my basjoos over the winter. They are growing in a less than ideal heavy soil. They do tend to send up...
Forum: Other Plants Wanted 10-07-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By r3tic
Looking for tree collards

I'm looking for a few cuttings or a rooted start of tree collards, Brassica oleracea acephala.


Forum: Other Plants 04-08-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By r3tic
Re: Cashews

I was under the impression that even the raw cashews were slightly cooked to remove the toxic coating that grows on them. Not sure how you would go about getting some viable seed.

Cashew -...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-17-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By r3tic
Re: Dwarf Namwah flowers in Nov - Ai yai yai yai yai!

My dwarf Namwah pushed out a flower about a month ago. I have 58 fingers and no way to grow them over the winter here in Philly.
Forum: Other Plants 03-15-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,344
Posted By r3tic
Re: Sweet Pepper Lovers!!!

This year I'm going to be growing Jimmy Nardello, Purple Beauty, Odessa Market and Sweet Chocolate Peppers. The Jimmy Nardello is the only kind I have gown before and they are very good.
Forum: Other Plants 03-14-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,203
Posted By r3tic
Re: Herbs

I have recently picked up starts of sugar cane, pepper corn, lemon grass, rosemary and bay laurel. In the summer I grow basil, thyme, oregano, cilantro and parsley. I also have corsican, chocolate,...
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 01-05-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By r3tic

Is this a feature you would consider adding to the forum for mobile use? I use it with several other forums and really like it.
Tapatalk - Forum App on the iPhone, Android, Nokia, and BlackBerry for...
Forum: Tiki Hut 11-28-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,548
Posted By r3tic
Re: Camera Talk!

P&S is a point and shoot camera.

If you are looking into a DSLR, you have several brands to choose from. All of the major brands make good products at this point. Canon and Nikon are the two big...
Forum: Other Plants 11-08-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,293
Posted By r3tic
Re: bamboo plants

I've never bought the stuff. I have found that if you put an add up on craigslist people will let you come dig it up. Saves them the work of controlling it themselves.
Forum: Other Plants 06-19-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 52,594
Posted By r3tic
Re: Tomatoes

My plants are just starting to put out flowers. I planted a decent size garden this year, the first time in about 10 years. I have the following varieties...

Black Prince
Black Krim
Forum: Other Plants 06-17-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 244,347
Posted By r3tic
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

This is one of my favorite plants. Corsican Mint is a very low growing and small mint. The photo has a penny in it as a size reference. This is the mint used in making Creme de Meth. It has a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-11-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By r3tic
Re: please help me I'm new to growing bananas

It looks like you have spider mites. There are a ton of threads on the topic here, do a quick search to find ways to get rid of them.
Forum: Member Introductions 06-11-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,404
Posted By r3tic
Re: New Banana Chick: transplanting advice?

photos of the plants would help us see what may be wrong with the plants. Judging by the fact that the plants are all about 8" I would guess that they are tissue cultured plants. Cultured plants...
Forum: Contests! 06-10-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,618
Posted By r3tic
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 06-03-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,270
Posted By r3tic
Re: FeedBurner Email Subscription (?)

I went ahead and signed up for it. I believe it is something Jarred set up. Basically, after X number of posts on the org, you will be sent an email with all of the new posts listed. It is similar...
Forum: Contests! 05-29-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,618
Posted By r3tic
Re: Guess how many I.C. the pot

I'll put in a guess for 50. Great looking plant for being so far north!
Forum: Banana Identification 05-26-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By r3tic
Re: Need ID, photos provided

I would guess that it is a Super Dwarf Cavendish based on the red markings and the close spacing of the leaves.
Forum: Banana Identification 04-12-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,396
Posted By r3tic
Re: not tall (short & Fat)

Looking at the compactness of the leaves, I would say that this is a Truly Tiny. Unless you have been growing it indoors. A SDC that has less than ideal growing conditions will grow it's leaves...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-11-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By r3tic
Re: Just curious....

I have found that the best place to get bananas from is right there. Check out the classified section to see how is selling what. If you are looking for something in particular, post a wanted add. ...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 02-23-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,011
Posted By r3tic
Re: Potted DC Question

I would wait to re-pot until spring. That way the pups will have optimal growing conditions and be able to respond to the stress better. Right now they are able to use energy in the corm so there...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 02-01-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,597
Posted By r3tic
Re: comparisons of heat mat costs and performance

For a cheap heating source you should look into flex watt heat tape. It is available in 11" wide and you purchase it my the foot. It is 20w per linear foot. You do have to purchase a thermostat for...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 01-28-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,655
Posted By r3tic
Re: Old refrigerator converted to seed germination chamber

Looking good, you should consider placing a small fan inside to move air top to bottom. Otherwise you may find fairly drastic temperature differences.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-24-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,242
Posted By r3tic
Re: My poor Ae Ae, I hope they recover...

For the fire ants try the diatomaceous earth is it is not a chemical and non toxic. You could also try Borax. If you mix it with whatever the ants eat it will kill them.
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