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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-17-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By barbc
Is this total bunk? Japanese banana growing.

Found this article. I find this very hard to believe.

How re-creating the ice age could solve food shortages- Nikkei Asian Review...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-17-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 48,883
Posted By barbc
Re: Florida Hill Nursery?

Thumbs up here for Florida Hill. I bought Mahoi in the spring wth a 6" p-stem. My first banana. Potted it up, slowly hardened off, grew it outside for the summer and brought it into my heated...
Forum: Banana Identification 07-10-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By barbc
Re: Little Store bought bananas

These are yummy. Bought some at Walmart. Was wondering what variety they were...now I know!
Forum: Banana Identification 07-08-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,020
Posted By barbc
Re: Does this look like a Gros Michel?

Wow, and I thought I had nosy neighbors. Unbelievable.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-06-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By barbc
Re: Ladybug larvae?

Hard to see the detail but they look like ladybugs to me. Just observe...if they are ladybugs you'll see them eat aphids one after another. Looks like evidence of eaten aphids on that leaf.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-04-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,955
Posted By barbc
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 06-23-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,662
Posted By barbc
Re: Prayer request for Darkman's son

So sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest condolences to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-07-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,598
Posted By barbc
Re: lava rock to improve drainage?

Just any wood for the biochar? We have a lot of punky wood we need to burn and it's easy to make a huge bed of coals.
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-07-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,598
Posted By barbc
Re: lava rock to improve drainage?

Thanks for the tips. Will try my local feed store and also crushing the lava rock. Our mini backhoe ought to do the trick nicely.:ha:
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-06-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,598
Posted By barbc
Joy lava rock to improve drainage?

Hoping to kill two birds with one stone. We have some soil that has red lava rock mixed in. 1" size. Can I add lava rock to my potted banana medium instead of say perlite, or in addition to, to...
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 06-05-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By barbc
Re: waimanalo papaya seeds free w/SASE or trade for ?

Yes 2/3 hermaphrodite, 1/3 female. Any males signal unwanted cross-pollination with another variety...at least that's my understanding. I would only ship quantities of 10 seeds or more so no...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,955
Posted By barbc
Re: Ooverwintered inside dwarf cavendish flowering

Also, please share how you overwintered...potted in the house with leaves, or ??? Really looking forward to seeing your future photos of the progression!:lurk:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,955
Posted By barbc
Re: Ooverwintered inside dwarf cavendish flowering

Yes, I think we're gonna want a hand/finger count on your bunch.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-29-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,955
Posted By barbc
Re: Ooverwintered inside dwarf cavendish flowering

Amazing. You really deserve some sort of award for your surgical skills.
Forum: Other Plants 05-28-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 21,994
Posted By barbc
Hiya Re: Dragonfruit.

Does anyone here agree/disagree with the flavor ratings for dragonfruit on the Pine Island Nursery website?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-26-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Re: Reputable nurseries for Zone 7 hardy nanners?

Thanks for the recommendations, Doug. Actually we are on a beach of sorts...the Columbia River, so I tend to go beachy/aquatic on decor when I can and it doesn't get tacky. Being so close to the...
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 05-23-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By barbc
Cool waimanalo papaya seeds free w/SASE or trade for ?

I've just ordered a packet of Waimanalo Low Bearing (aka X-77) papaya seeds from University of Hawaii , so HIGHLY reliable source! The packet should have around 150 seeds and I really only want 1...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-23-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By barbc
Wink Re: Forked leaves

We don't need Fukushima here. We have Hanford.:ha::ha:

I agree... possibly a cool mutation. You might be able to sell them!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Re: Reputable nurseries for Zone 7 hardy nanners?

Richard, thanks for the link to One Green World. I've shopped their catalog for many years but have never ordered from them. I have purchased many plants from Raintree over the years, including...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Re: Reputable nurseries for Zone 7 hardy nanners?

:woohoonaner:psa -- Gasp. I'm in North Richland. Awesome. I'll pm you!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-20-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Re: Reputable nurseries for Zone 7 hardy nanners?

Thanks, Richard. Definitely NOT blogging for BB. Hadn't run across any posts that indicated anything negative, so I thought they were safe. I'm just a newbie to bananas and growing anything...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-19-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Reputable nurseries for Zone 7 hardy nanners?

I've decided to make a portion of our backyard area into a pseudo "tropical" paradise. Zone 7, partial shade from 100+ degree F days in summer. Shade is from 50 year old, VERY tall pine, douglas...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-08-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By barbc
Re: When is the right time to bring bananas outside in zone 6? I'm SO torn!

I have the same questions...obviously there are many factors...I wonder if nighttime temps are more important than average temps, and things like that.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-07-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By barbc
Re: Teeny tiny sucker...remove or let be?

Actually I know they're pups, but I wanted to be whimsical in my album and "pupette" just looked too weird so I went with "suckerette", derived from "water sucker". Amazing how fast this thing...
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