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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By George Webster
Re: Balbisiana X vs. Basjoo

Please. what are horn splinters???

George
Forum: Member Introductions 04-15-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By George Webster
Re: Jack of all trades

My Basjoo mat is one of the best in St Louis. I tried a Sikamensis seedling a few years age and it did not winter.

Will anyone in Zone 5 or 6 have a pup availlable this spring? Will they fruit in...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-12-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By George Webster
Re: 4 th batch of bananna wine

I am a hobby beekeeper with friends that are mead makers. So I must suggest make a banana Melomel. Make the wine with honey and banana.

I have a standing offer to friends. I give you a gallon of...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By George Webster
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

I live in zone 6 St Louis. When I planted my Basjoos I covered a large area with 6 inches of wood chips and shredded oak leaves. In the fall when the p-stems freeze and go down I normally cut them...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-28-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By George Webster
Re: Too good to be true

I was looking for him when I find this seller. I am ordering from Mark Davies.

George.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-26-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By George Webster
Too good to be true

I was searching eBay for banana seeds, and discovered a seller that had some very unusual plants, banana and otherwise.
They were very inexpensive (cheap) {Red flag}

Has anyone bought from a...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-24-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By George Webster
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

My basjoo mat is large, I dig and give away or sell several pups every year.

I would like another species. This is the first time I have seen mention of Hellen's Highbred. After some internet...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 02-10-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,242
Posted By George Webster
Re: Wanted Musa Basjoo

Also Home depot, Walmart etc. is likely to have them, late spring.

George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-27-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By George Webster
my gallery

I just uploaded to pictures I took this summer. I can not find them. There is one picture in my gallery that I upload a long time ago.

Any help appreciated?

George
Forum: Other Plants 07-03-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By George Webster
Pineapple question

A number of years ago I planted a pineapple top and it grew. Last year it fruited. Last spring I put it out side. I do not have a good winter location for it. Anyway it wasn't long before...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-31-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By George Webster
Re: What is Going on With These Tall Brazilians?

Back when I was in college in California some Olive orchards were found to be short on boron. The solution was one pound borax per acre ever 10 years.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 06-25-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By George Webster
Re: How deep to plant Basjoo zone 5?

Can you give more detail?
What is normal depth?
How Thick the mulch?
Do you remove it in the spring?
When did you remove the tarp?

Thanks
George in St Louis
Forum: Member Introductions 03-17-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By George Webster
Re: HI. I Ken

I am planning doing my first aquaponics trial this spring. Any one suggest a site to suggest ways to do it. My gold fish pond it more than 20 years old.
Forum: Other Plants 11-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By George Webster
Re: Got Artichokes?

After reading this:
Cynara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynara)
I see why you wont buy seeds.

George
Forum: Other Plants 03-03-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By George Webster
Re: Peach tree pollenization

A Queen mates during her second week of life. Taking several mating flights. Mating with 5 to 10 drones. Average 8. So there are several subfamilies within the hive. Some will be pollen...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-23-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,238
Posted By George Webster
Re: Did I make a dire mistake?

If we were single and lived close; we would be friends.
I do not understand style. At home no shoes. I do yard work barefooted. I've only striped a toe once with the weed eater. Lawn mower,...
Forum: Banana Books, Book Reviews, & Other Reading Material 01-21-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,344
Posted By George Webster
Re: I Bee Ready and Standing By:}

Been keeping bees for over thirty years. That barrel hive looks interesting.

But, It would insulation here in zone 7.

Let us know when those new employees arrive.

George
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 01-06-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,791
Posted By George Webster
Re: Basjoo Bye Bye????????

My Basjoo's froze to the ground back in October. It has been below freezing since Saturday. Low this morning -8. High today was Zero. It is supposed to be -6 in the morning. By Thursday it is...
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 05-06-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By George Webster
Re: Uniform Nutrient Uptake?

On dicots foliar sprays are absorbed much better through leaves than stems. A small, 1 gallon, pump sprayer would reach the leaves or you could use a step ladder.

Good luck
George
Forum: Member Introductions 04-05-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,967
Posted By George Webster
Re: Pineapple suckers/slips

Where are you located? I have two that have survived two winters in the basement with poor light. One is much bigger than the other. With our cold winters I am doubting I'll ever get...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-22-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By George Webster
Re: Kick start musa basjoo

Here in St Louis, Home Depot, Lowes and most local nurseries will have them in the spring. There are big enough to plant in the ground immediately.

George
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 02-16-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,964
Posted By George Webster
Re: Anyone use heating cables?

We are relative we are a couple of years into bananas and still learning. I made a lot of mistakes last year. I did manage to save a couple of small pups brought in last year.

This year we managed...
Forum: Other Plants 02-15-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By George Webster
Re: Dragon fruit cutting

They do that indoors. They need full sun to grow strong shoots.
George
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-01-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By George Webster
Banana pinup

This is my first attempt to start a new discussion and post a picture.

I hope it works.

George

Banana Gallery - pin up (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=51762&cat=500&ppuser=8191)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-22-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By George Webster
Re: Help!!!best way to save my20 ft bananas etc from freeze 2nite zone9

Blooms on fruit trees? Is this going to do serious wide spread damage to the upcoming crop?

George
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