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Forum: Tiki Hut Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By aruzinsky
I Built a Gay Computer

Did you ever see anything so gay?:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/NewComputerOpen1-15-19_2.jpg

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/NewComputerOpen1-15-19_1.jpg

The CPU fan and RAM have...
Forum: Species Bananas 01-12-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: How to kill fungus and bacteria on seed before germination

At one time, Thiram was a commonly used on seeds as a fungicide but it has been banned. That's a shame because Thiram was the only effective animal repellant and now all of the animal repellants...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 12-30-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Container collection

No squirrels to dig holes in potting media where you live?

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/SquirrelDeterrent.jpg
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-19-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: My New 2160 sq ft Musa Research Greenhouse!

Good luck, but, if I were in your shoes, anticipation of cooling problems would prevent me from trying it. Ideally, you want about an 87 deg. F. temperature and direct sunlight. During the Summer,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-17-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By aruzinsky
My Fruiting M. 'Truly Tiny'

I previously posted about my M. 'Little Prince' here:

http://www.bananas.org/f2/my-blooming-musa-little-prince-48387.html

There was a larger plant on the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Dwarfing a banana plant?

See my posts:

http://www.bananas.org/f355/ornata-bronze-22144.html

I also extra dwarfed a naturally dwarf, M. 'Truly Tiny', by applying a drench of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-07-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: My Blooming Musa 'Little Prince'

I picked my first ripe fruit which weighed 110 g. with peel. That's almost exactly 4 months after the appearance of the flag...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 11-05-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,866
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: DIY Biochar

Yes, inside the house and I don't remember any smoke. As I previously said, the gaseous products from the wood are burned in the flame of the stove burner. That flame turns from blue to yellow when...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 11-02-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,152
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Best potting mix for containers

According to my suppliers, the price of coconut coir and peat moss are almost the same. The cheapest place to buy peat moss is at Menards which has it on sale for about $5 per 2.2 cubic feet bag,...
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 11-01-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Upgrade

PNG Screen Capture:
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Forum: Other Plants 10-30-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Miscanthus Giganteus

I sprayed with 0.8% glyphosate, with about 3 tbs. ammonium sulfate and 2 tsp. Triton X-100 surfactant per gallon of water. I think the brand of glyphosate was Compare-N-Save. I never use Roundup...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 10-29-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,152
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Best potting mix for containers

I am aware of the arsenic in rice. I am aware that arsenic is chemically similar to phosphorus. And, I am aware that there is a bacteria that can replace the phosphorus in its DNA with arsenic.

If...
Forum: Other Plants 10-28-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Nepenthes Pitcher Plant

Thanks, cinc. and beam..

In the 60s and 70s, Nepenthes were almost impossible to buy in the USA. I saw a few plants at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory, which, at the time, was the largest...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: My Blooming Musa 'Little Prince'

Still not yellow but growing larger.

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/LittlePrince10-26-18.jpg

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/LittlePrinceBananas10-26-18.jpg
Forum: Other Plants 10-26-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By aruzinsky
Nepenthes Pitcher Plant

Today, I bought it at Home Depot for $12.98.

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/Nepenthes10-26-18.jpg

The terminal buds of all the plants being sold were cut off. Maybe, that encourages...
Forum: Other Plants 10-26-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Miscanthus Giganteus

This year's growth:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/MiscanthusGigantus10-26-18.jpg

In the Spring, part of the clump grew outside the bed in the gravel path next to the bed. One application...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 10-21-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,349
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Resilient little lasiocarpas.

The one in the middle:

http://www.general-cathexis.com/images/MaurelliLasocarpaDwarfNamwah10-21-18.jpg
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 10-03-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Advice on ruffled/curled leaves

When you water, it should be enough water so that water runs out of the bottom of the pot, so that dry spots don't develop in the potting mix. 2 liters (half gallon) of water in 25 gallons of...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-23-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Two flowers from one plant?!

Wow, what a coincidink! My Ted's Greenhouse also sells banana...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-23-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Two flowers from one plant?!

Holy crap! I live near (22 miles, 45 min. drive) Ted's Greenhouse and I never heard of it! I looked it up online and it is a very big operation with a huge selection. ...
Forum: Ornamental Bananas 09-19-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,349
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Resilient little lasiocarpas.

I suppose it might be a spathiphyllum. It doesn't look like an eucharis lily.
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-15-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Have you tried this?

He didn't aim at me. He was in a cage jumping up and down and making noises to attract a crowd. After a crowd gathered close to the cage, he threw it at them. I was standing about 50 feet from the...
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-14-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Have you tried this?

No, but I saw a chimpanzee at the zoo do that. In case you are wondering, I didn't get hit.
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-06-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,271
Views: 86,051
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: What Are You Listening To?

I don't listen to music much. I play music on my computer to keep it from going into sleep mode while I walk away to do something like cook. Then I listen a lot to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-03-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By aruzinsky
Re: Anyone ever get plants from here?

I know more about heliconia than musa and I can tell you that the names of the "heliconia" being sold are BS but the plants are indeed very rare and valuable to...
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