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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-19-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By beam2050
Re: Why is my BD flowering now!?!?

your banana does not know seasons, its flowering because its ready to.

pretty much what you have to worry about is the occasional frost. keep the bunch covered and warm when you think a frost is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-19-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By beam2050
Re: best bannans for central coast, california

zone 9a almost 10. pretty much anything you want, :ha: what do you want?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-12-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 17,984
Posted By Greenie
Re: Ae Ae propagation project

Its been a long time since i posted but wanted to share some pictures of today when I cut the Ae Ae bunch.

The Ae Ae strain remains strong! only fertilized a couple of times during its time and very...
Forum: DIY - Gardening Do It Yourself 10-28-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,950
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Grow light time-of-use question.

Now's the time to set those timers.:woohoonaner:
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-24-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: Advice on over-wintering pups

Folks seem to think if a plant pups they must repot, replant or cut off because they are mis led to believe the new pup WILL STEAL energy from the mother plant and the plants have a tough time...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-24-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By bananimal
When it rains it pours, bananas that is!

Three bunches came in at the same time!!!

SH3640, Pisang Ceylon and FHIA2 Mona Lisa. Have been running around to the neighbors giving fruit away. And the big Lula avocado still has over 50 fruit...
Forum: Other Plants 10-19-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By beam2050
Re: Growing tips for malanga (taro)

you can also line the hole with bentonite, which is used by both water well and oil field in their drilling fluids. also used for making green sand.

have a few early mustang parts around, steering...
Forum: Other Plants 10-19-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Re: Growing tips for malanga (taro)

Wait........ I thought cincinnana said , “Take care of that stable of mustangs out back.....” I thought he was talking about
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-22-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By HMelendez
Re: Twin Flowers

Don’t be alarming!....LOL!....Most likely you are growing Musa Double Mahoi!.....She is part of the Cavendish Subgroup!...Congratulations!....

Musa Double (Mahoi) - Bananas Wiki...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 09-05-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By cincinnana
Smile Re: size of pot I should use

I have not forgot about you.......your plants keep getting bigger..
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-17-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,481
Posted By druss
Container collection

Some of my collection in (hopefully) temporary pots. They are ibc's cut down to 400l. Using liquid fertilizer and soon plumbing in...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-01-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,849
Posted By cincinnana
Re: Mekong Giant vs Basjoo

Thanks Ty for the encouraging update.

I am on the first year of the Mekong which is said to be a cold hardy plant similar to a Basjoo in a heavily mulched situation in colder zones.

I picked up two...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-01-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,480
Posted By bananimal
Ae Ae #1 --- Phoenix reborn!

Ae Ae #1, like the Phoenix, has risen from its own ashes! :2709:

This is the other Ae Ae that got blown over a few months ago. Never took off again after being stood up and tied down. So I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-18-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By mm4birds
praying hands queens,ny

Just looked up and saw bananas on my praying hands growing outdoors in New York City. The plant was overwintered in a greenhouse and planted in the soil in May. Any hope for edible...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 09-14-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By caliboy1994
Party I've officially left for college....

Hey everyone, I just wanted to share that I've moved to Santa Clara, California to start my education at Santa Clara University. I'll be majoring in environmental science with a minor in...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-05-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,164
Posted By bananimal
Re: Ae Ae flowers - it took 4 years!

Update --- 8 hands and hanging in there.:woohoonaner: (
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-19-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By Steve L
Fruiting Ae Ae (

For only the second time in the ten years I've been growing Ae Ae, I have...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-09-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By hasty22
Bananas Brindando What's Growing Eh!!

Hello everyone . I have been experimenting with musa basjoo banana's, hardy palm trees, and other non hardy tropicals for the past few years. I live in Vernon BC, Canada. Zone 5b. I had good luck...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 05-22-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,848
Posted By cherokee_greg
Joy Re: A message from Cherokee Greg

Thanks but I will not drink. I know what it can do. It has allot of power. It beat me down many years ago. I look to Creator for strength.
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 05-19-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,848
Posted By cherokee_greg
Re: A message from Cherokee Greg

since the cancer went to my brain right before Christmas I was not able to walk. They put me on radiation and steroids. Within a week I was walking again. My last scan showed no more cancer in my...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 04-10-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,848
Posted By cherokee_greg
Joy Re: A message from Cherokee Greg

My last scan showed the tumer in my lung is still shrinking and they could not find anything in my brain the cancer is gone from my brain. Thanks for all the prayers I love you all...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-01-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,253
Posted By zade
Fertilizer for Container Banana Plants?

I am in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan and overwintered a Bajou near our house last year. It only grew to about 4 feet however. Expect to do the same again this year with the mild winter.

Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Bob3
Re: From sadness to joyfulness

It looks pretty naked, maybe a light sweater or sweat shirt?

BTW: "Ice Cream" = "Blue Java". same plant, just different names. ;)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-28-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By GreenFin
Re: From sadness to joyfulness

That's absolutely awesome!

Good people rock :08:

Bob3, you took a sad situation and turned it into something awesome and memorable by filling fitafig's physical and emotional void. Well done...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-28-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By figafita
From sadness to joyfulness

Few days ago I was so sad and crying over loosing my big Ice Cream banana to gophers and/or maybe rot. Now I am very happy due to a very generous person from this forum who lives few hours away from...
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