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Forum: Other Plants 01-16-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
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: 943
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: Main Banana Discussion 11-02-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,821
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: 692
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: 1,224
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: 1,224
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: 1,224
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: Main Banana Discussion 01-25-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,103
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: 16,103
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: 16,103
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: 1,713
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: 2,877
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: Banana Economics Forum 08-22-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,164
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 08-10-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,717
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: 3,717
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: 9,973
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: 4,691
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...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-25-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By Capitum
Re: Bananas TCs Indoors

All of my TCs have started in a South facing windowsill (on the sill, not set back). No issues here. Make sure they stay warm enough to avoid rotting.

Edit: for the real TCs that hasn't even been...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-18-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,273
Posted By Capitum
Is cold-hardiness related to genotype?

Just curious if there is any research on cold hardiness vs the spectrum of AA, AB, AAB, AAA, etc.

I found a reference to Broadley et al (2004) subtropical banana growers handbook, queensland dept of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-26-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,717
Posted By Capitum
Re: banana peel

Put them in a patch of pineapple or in bromiliads, to promote flowering (or that's what I learned growing up, but I don't have any data on whether ours flowered more than they would have otherwise)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By Capitum
Re: Cats and bananas

For years I've used the lightweight red lava rock, about 2 inches thick. It is sharp enough they don't like to walk on it, too thick a layer for them to dig in, and it is also very decorative.
Forum: Other Plants 10-03-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By Capitum
Re: Chinese water chestnuts

Probably not an issue if you have a clean plant and growing environment, but I recalled a reason not to eat fresh (native) water chestnuts from a college parasitology class- you can get...
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