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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, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,369
Posted By barbc
Re: Little Store bought bananas

Yummy but if they sit too long they are nearly impossible to peel. Bought mine green and let them ripen.
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: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 06-17-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By barbc
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 06-07-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,598
Posted By barbc
Re: lava rock to improve drainage?

Excellent. Thanks for the tips! :0517:
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 05-31-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Re: Reputable nurseries for Zone 7 hardy nanners?

Nope. Hubby once had to deal with a dead fawn on a vacant lot we had. We're in town. He called the city, fish and wildlife etc. and they told him to put it into the garbage can. That garbage can...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,955
Posted By barbc
Re: Ooverwintered inside dwarf cavendish flowering

Good. We heat the basement with hydronic radiant tubing in the floor. Toasty warm.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-30-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,955
Posted By barbc
Re: Ooverwintered inside dwarf cavendish flowering

For potting, is it OK to have a pretty shallow but wide pot? Just trying to think of how to get the most out of my 9' ceilings in my heated basement.
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: Main Banana Discussion 05-28-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Re: Reputable nurseries for Zone 7 hardy nanners?

Dead possum??? Eeeeeew. Mulch is not what comes to mind for me...
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 05-27-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,366
Posted By barbc
Re: Reputable nurseries for Zone 7 hardy nanners?

Looks like you're ready for Memorial Day!
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...
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