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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-09-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By sib
Re: Losing a Namwah, help me save it

I would not use anymore fertilizer on it and would pot it up and bring it indoors for the winter. All mine are inside some in the living room some of the bigger ones in the garage. I don't fertilize...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-25-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By sib
Re: New to growing! Would love some suggestions - soil/watering/etc

I live south of Seattle and put all my bananas outside starting in late April until mid October and they love it outside and grow thick pseudo stems and lots of leaves I even have one with a bunch of...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-10-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 875
Posted By sib
Re: growing bananas in the desert

I been growing bananas in pots in WA state for many years even had 3 of them bloom in the last few years. We might be relocating to the Phoenix area in the next year so I am excited to hear I can...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-11-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By sib
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

Actually the 3 bananas I ordered from Green Earth look different one is a cavendish which is what I wanted the other are Cali gold and orinoco and they are all very different looking.
Sib
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,359
Posted By sib
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

I bought a few different bananas from Green Earth co to watch grow till spring lol and they are all putting out new leaves and growing. They are in my bird room where I keep the temp at 70 degrees...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-08-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,055
Posted By sib
Re: Lost all my bananas

My dwarf cavendish froze this winter in the low twenties in a grrenhouse planted in a pot. It was out there for a whole week in the freezing temps. I cut all the stems down to an inch from the soil...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 02-01-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By sib
Re: Looking for dwarf banana tree

From Green Earth co. I ordered 3 different kinds of bananas and they all look super good and healthy.
Sib
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 01-29-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By sib
Re: Looking for dwarf banana tree

I ordered a Dwarf Cavendish online and received it last week. It looks real nice.
I am keeping it in my bird room where I have lots of bright lights until the weather gets drier and warmer lol
Sib
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-28-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,056
Posted By sib
Re: Advantages of not relying on fertilizers

I only use chicken manure for my bananas no commercial fertilizers. I like to go as natural as possible and my Ice Cream banana rewarded me with a bloom this month. All my bananas are kept in...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-20-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 969
Posted By sib
Blooming potted Ice Cream

I have had this Ice Cream banana for many years and it has been in a pot it's entire life. It grew a flag leaf and there is something inside it there is a thickening and a rosy colored tip sticking...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 11-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,258
Posted By sib
Re: Basjoo in NY. Would you dig it up?

I would dig it out of that heavy pot and put it inside a light weight plastic pot with soil and then bring it inside. I live in WA state and all my nanners are indoors for the winter, had to chop the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By sib
Re: Nanner Food

I use chicken manure as a top dressing in all my container bananas. That way whenever I water they get nutrients. My life is too busy to worry about fertilizing all the time. The manure lasts for a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,492
Posted By sib
Re: Ae Ae

Where can I buy an AeAe banana?
Sib
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 02-04-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,237
Posted By sib
Forum: Member Introductions 10-14-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,529
Posted By sib
Re: Digging up - overwinter?

I don't take mine out of the pots that would be too much work, but store them in their pots in our garage where they have some fluorescent lighting overhead. They usually stop growing and stay...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-27-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 832
Posted By sib
Indoor for winter

It is almost time to bring in all my banana plants for the winter. My really tall ones like Saba and Mysore I always put in the unheated garage and they grow very little but survive pretty good till...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-01-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,554
Posted By sib
Re: Basjoo and mekong giant winter

I am very interested in copying your design for next winter and it will be great not having to dig up the larger bananas. You should sell these. If you could post how big they are and how you cut...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-29-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,554
Posted By sib
Re: Basjoo and mekong giant winter

I live right above you in WA state and brought my smaller basjoo inside for the winter gowing in a pot in the garage...well they did not grow much through the winter but stayed alive and started...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-09-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,348
Posted By sib
Re: Dogs ate my plants!!!

My giant tortoise ate my California Gold this past summer. All the leaves were destroyed and the stem was also chewed up pretty good, not much of it left. I thought for sure it was a gonner. I put it...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By sib
Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome to the list...it is a very informative place for banana lovers. I am also from Germany born and raised there but live in the USA now.
Sib
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-19-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By sib
Re: Help ....problems with SDC leaves dying

Make sure you don't water it much at all. In the winter when mine are all inside they only get a little bit of water maybe once a month. They are growing so much slower and don't need a lot of water,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-29-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By sib
Re: To water or not too?

I only water every 3 days or so because our temps are in the low 70's during the day and 40's and 50's at night...almost time to bring the bananas indoors for the winter!!!
Sib
Forum: Species Bananas 09-23-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,944
Posted By sib
Re: What is your favourite banana plant and why?

Mine is the Saba banana because mine got chewed up twice by my Great Dane puppy. Two years in the row the poor plant lost all but maybe one leaf which was also pretty chewed up. The plant was around...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By sib
Digging up plants for the winter

I need to dig up a 5 foot basjoo and a couple of smaller ones. How many of the roots do I need to dig up with the corm for them to keep growing indoors during the upcoming winter?
Sib
Forum: Member Introductions 04-14-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By sib
Re: Going Bananas in Washington State

Just wanted to let you know I am also in WA state and grow bananas. Are those Basjoo's and do you leave them in the ground all year? How do you protect them in the winter? I have all mine in pots and...
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