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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-10-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Baby Musa Basjoos Arrived Today Now What?

Hi, hope U wanted a jungle, cause that's what U will have. I am also in NJ zone 6B. All you need is a couple, they pup like crazy. I cover mine with a few inches of mulch and they come back. I would...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-26-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,026
Posted By raggedyredhead
Cold Re: What are the Best Dwarf Varieties for Containers for the Midwest? Dwarf Gros Mich

Hi, Thai Black is an ornamental. They are beautiful and get huge. I have had mine get about 12ft or more. Pseudo stem gets really deep gray. They do produce seedy bananas in the wild. People are...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-24-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,026
Posted By raggedyredhead
Smile Re: What are the Best Dwarf Varieties for Containers for the Midwest? Dwarf Gros Mich

Hi, I grow Dwarf Cavendish, Gran Nain and Dwarf Red indoors. They do well as long as they're provided with good light and less water in the Winter. I move them a pot size larger at a time, I also...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 04-08-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: just ordered some seed

I just planted mine. Musa Balbasiana Atia Black. Bought seeds from Mark Davies on ebay. To me plants look the same as Thai Black.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-08-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,238
Posted By raggedyredhead
Mail Re: Outside Basjoo - when did your corms start growing this year?

Mine came up middle to late May. I live in central Jersey.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-07-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Reds?

Wellspring gardens on Ebay has them but, they are pups. I think around $5.99 each.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-24-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By raggedyredhead
Smile Re: What's going on with these dwarf red?

Hi, same thing happened to mine. I left it alone and just in the last couple days it produced a new leaf. I'm sure it will be fine.
Forum: Banana Identification 07-09-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Is it a Thai Black?

Hi, I have Thai Black and they have a black pseudo stem even at a foot tall. The more sun the darker they get. I am in zone 7 and Thai don't survive our Winter. Maybe you have Basjoo.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-04-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By raggedyredhead
Smile Re: Leaves turning yellow from the center?

Definitely. In the past I have seen mine get burnt to a crisp. Now as silly as it might sound, I have some tiki umbrellas I stick in the ground until they get a little bigger and can take the sun...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-04-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Leaves turning yellow from the center?

Bananas do fold leaves it's common. You have pushed the panic button. First thing people tend to do is over water and more food. Problem will end only when we get out of the panic mode. I've been...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-31-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Could you guys/gals tell me whats wrong with my Ensete maurelii

Yes, ensete seems to be prone to sunburn. I stick a couple cheap tiki umbrellas in the garden over mine until they adapt. Also look very carefully for mealy bugs. I spotted them on mine with a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-16-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Ensete Maureli Out Of Storage.

Yes, it was stored bare root in my basement. Though it is warm down there, I kept it wrapped. Tried the same with Thai Blk and they rotted. I will take a pic & post.
thanks Lynda :waving:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-14-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By raggedyredhead
Smile Ensete Maureli Out Of Storage.

Hi everyone, just an update. Once again I have had success w/ Ensete. I've been doing this for a few years. It's unfurling it's 5th leaf now. Probably will go into the garden in about a couple weeks....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-17-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,351
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Not only did I get sickly plants, turns out they're musa zebrina instead of thai blk. Realized this when the pattern of the leaves developed. I have thai and know what they should look like. Total...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,351
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Hi, been down that road before! check out those posts, if you haven't already:ha:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,351
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Hey everyone, I checked out feedback 17 negatives. In red letters it says
No longer a ebay member". I bought from them and plants were sick. It's a miracle they survived. Still very small but, alive....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By raggedyredhead
Smile Re: HD & Lowes - No nanners.

Hey Johnny, I'm in lowes weekly. Next time let me know & I will save you
time & gas. I'm less than 10 minutes away from Lowes. I bought 2 orange trees last year and a meyer lemon a few weeks ago....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By raggedyredhead
Smile Re: Not Just Banana Adiction Anymore.

Hey Charles, I feel like they should start an orginization "PA" plants annonymous. But, nobody would join. Least not any of us on this site. I'm
looking for more figs too. There's a lot of video on...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-26-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Not Just Banana Adiction Anymore.

Me too!!! I quess I never outgrew playing in dirt. Besides bananas, figs& tangelo, I have several adenium grown from seed now flowering after four years of waiting. Patience is the key. Three...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-25-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By raggedyredhead
Smile Not Just Banana Adiction Anymore.

Hi everyone, first my banana addiction. They have taken over my house. I was able to overwinter my ensete maurelli. It has to be moved to get out of my sliding doors. I bought two more and four thai...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-07-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,706
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Market Flooded with Mekong Giant

Hi, I read that Mekong can grow 40ft. Seller on ebay said this. Also said that it is a clumper and spreads a lot. I have been going crazy trying to find thai black and nobody
seems to have them. I...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-02-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,351
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Hi, just to let you know, I check oasis feedback all the time. They are up to 7
negatives & 5 nuetrals. Most for not shipping plants. I got mine but they were pretty sad looking and a LOT smaller...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-31-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,351
Posted By raggedyredhead
Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Hi, I also bought from Oasis on ebay. shipping was very delayed. I did receive two thai
blk. They were very tiny with little root to speak of. That was at least two weeks ago. I
didn't think they...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 03-02-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,666
Posted By raggedyredhead
Smile Re: Seed germination using GA3

[QUOTE=jmoore;188308]I used to use nitrozyme to germinate banana seeds, then I did a little comparison between plain water, 1 gram per litre epsom salts and 20 ml/l nitrozyme. I found that for speed...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 03-01-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,666
Posted By raggedyredhead
Cold Re: Seed germination using GA3

Hi, I've been doing a lot of reading about Nitrozyme and it's ability to induce
seeds to germinate by soaking. I tried to find specifics about banana but, to know avail. Does anyone know anything...
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