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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-05-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Dwarf orinocco flowering in Britain

Hi tai haku

Congratulations on getting those Orinoco fruit to fill out. I was very doubtful the fruit would survive, what min/max temperatures have you been getting in the greenhouse. Did you add...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-23-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Siam Ruby!

Musa Siam Ruby alongside Mus Red Kru is the most tender banana plant that i have grown, this banana rapidly declines under cool conditions let alone cold, you will need warm soil and air temperatures...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-23-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Overwintering a potted Dwarf Cavendish in Zone 7b

Cavendish is a genome AAA banana, requires constant warm conditions year round, this banana hates cool conditions, let alone cold, if you are over wintering indoors, you need a south facing window,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-26-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 22,401
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: My first Banana plant!!!

Luisport

Is that mango tree small or are my eyes deceiving me, never realised you could fruit them while the tree is small.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-11-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Dwarf orinocco flowering in Britain

Cut the flower bell after the female flowers, so all strength goes into the fruit, also keep adding potash.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-11-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Dwarf orinocco flowering in Britain

Hi tai haku

Unfortunately those days of growing huge collections are long gone. I only grow what i can manage now.

If someone managed to keep a AAA genome Cavendish growing, which requires day...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-08-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Dwarf orinocco flowering in Britain

Congratulations, unless you can provide heat those Orinoco fruit will not ripen after September.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-21-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Liquid VS Slow Release Fertilizers

Hi Ollie

Miracal gro, from wilkos. 10 micronutrients are mixed in it for complete plant health and my banana plants love it.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-20-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Liquid VS Slow Release Fertilizers

Totally agree with you Mike, different zones require different tactics. I have tried many different fertilisers over the years. The only one that works for me in the UK, for complete overall plant...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-31-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: I'm back.

My condolences Dan, great to have you back.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-20-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Help! Chances of this aeae Florida surviving

How is the Florida doing, did it recover.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-14-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Dwarf Red in the north.

Mike

Your dwarf reds look beautiful and impeccable as ever, if you run out of space to store them, i have plenty of space in my green house 😉
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-11-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: got my aeae

Spraying the leaves is fine, while the plant is small.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-11-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: got my aeae

Never keep bananas next to radiators, if the radiator is on. Bananas hate dry heat, radiators produce, you will need a humidifier next to your banana when the radiator is on. Keep a weather station...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-10-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: musa siam ruby overwinter

Siam ruby is a very cold sensitive banana, if your growing it in the uk, you will need heat and growlights. The colour seems to fade with lack of light, this banana also does not like moist soil with...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-10-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Rare Musa in the UK MUSA AEAE wanted

Hi Ollie

Not sure if this is the same one, but this one is very small and will probably not make it, you get a good picture how the variegation stands out after a few leaves have unfurled. This one...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-09-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,358
Posted By mushtaq86
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-09-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,358
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Advice on LED growlights/ do bananas require full spectrum

Maybe i should knock on the door of cannabis growers next time and ask them, if they would let me borrow their growlights :ha::ha:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-09-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: im getting my aeae

I have always used ericaceous compost with perlite, for Ae Ae
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-09-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Guess who's back!!!

Welcome back JP
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-09-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,358
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Advice on LED growlights/ do bananas require full spectrum

Unfortunately Mike. I thought it was just the plug aswell, if i order anything electrical again from abroad i will make sure to check the appliance voltage.

Thanks for that link. Everyone in the UK...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-09-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,358
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Advice on LED growlights/ do bananas require full spectrum

My led bulbs are on, swing arm desk lamps, so I can adjust where the light is pointing at. I point them all facing down, that way the light is not hitting my eyes.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-08-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,358
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Advice on LED growlights/ do bananas require full spectrum

Hi Subsonicdrone

I have 2 x 100 watt blue and red led spotlights. 1x 100w cool white led spotlight and 1x 100w warm white led spotlight giving me a total of 400 watts. My super dwarf Cavendish is...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,371
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Rmplmnz Garden Tour

Hi Chris

Great to see you back on the forum my friend. Great videos as always.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,358
Posted By mushtaq86
Re: Advice on LED growlights/ do bananas require full spectrum



Hi Mike

Sorry for the late reply. I have been really busy, plus lots of issues with my growlights. I ordered 2x T5 fluorescent growlights, 8 tubes on each growlight ,from the US ,as i couldn't...
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