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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-25-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

Thanks! I will remove it then! Than I'll wait and see what will happen.
This kind of weather makes me want to plant out my young plants but... I know I'd better wait or they'll really get set back...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-23-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

This is how I trimmed it. Now I need to wait and see what will happen! I'm curious what other people do but should I take off the flower? I normally do because that's how the commercial people do,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-13-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

I was gone two weeks in Belize and Mexico when I got back this is what I found. The flower is fairly big by now! ( That pot its crushing is 1/2 gallon pot ) I need to start pruning it, I'll keep the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-15-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: SDC blooming indoor in MTL, Canada

This is the same one, after I cut it.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64368&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64368)

This one I released way down, it...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-13-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: SDC blooming indoor in MTL, Canada

Welcome! and Congrats on the flower!
Yes definitely looks like a choke! I had one about exactly like that one and cut the stem open and let the bananas out, they are doing ok but are not growing
...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-13-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

This one I figured was rotten as well so I cut down till about a foot. where it was fine, I let the leaves on top in hopes it might make it better.

picture taken...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-13-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

Here is the last photo before I broke it off.
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64361&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64361)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-13-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

I guess now I need to update.
The first bad thing that happened was they were close to the stove and in really cold snaps I really had to heat it. And they got burned lightly, so I decided I'd put a...
Forum: Banana Identification 02-12-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,345
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: Iholena??

Interesting!
I wouldn't mind having the short kind :) I have to put them in my greenhouse for the winter and I don't have that size greenhouse.
This year I am planning to plant out some bigger...
Forum: Banana Identification 01-30-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,345
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: Iholena??

Finally they are starting to ripen! its been around 16 weeks since the flower appeared, oct 8 - jan 30. not as short as I wished, but it didn't have the best temp either while it was ripening. it...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-24-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: Help! Choking in Cavendish Banana

I've had a couple super dwarf banana plants choke while the flower is coming up. The way you can see it is when the leaves are not coming out all the way. The next leaf comes out before the other...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-22-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

I removed everything except the first hand (and one on the end) I think these have grown alot since I saw them the first day, so I'm hoping they'll fill out before the stem...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-19-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

When is a good time to remove the other hands? Do you wait till they all open than remove what you don't want? Or remove them now? Also the first hand has more bananas than the picture shows so...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-18-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

This is the first hand.
http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64302&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64302) picture taken 1-18-19
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-16-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

Interesting! Was the fruit normal size? I'm hoping if i cut most of the hands off they might fill out? But time will tell.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-16-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

I would rather not do it this way :)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-16-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

I don't know if they will grow, but they are quite small bananas. I'am curious what will happen. Will it just rot? or is there enough energy in the p stem? I guess this is what I"ll find out!...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-14-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: An Experiment

The flower is growing quite fast, I can see I cut some of the tips if the flowers off on the fisrt and second hand, don't know what other damage I did or how it'll turn out. I think since I don't...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 01-13-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
An Experiment

Before frost I dug up this large banana plant, I knew the frost would kill it and protecting from the cold by cutting it down I feared would be a flop. So I dug it up and put it in the greenhouse,...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-16-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: greenhouse banana fertilizer

Ok so I went and checked what the numbers are. For the foliar, 9-18-9 That is 10 oz for 25 gal. I do around 2-3 times a week for summer now I do around once a week. The greenhouse goes down to 50f...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-16-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: greenhouse banana fertilizer

Can't say I am doing things correct but most of my bananas are in pots and I've gotten around 10 + bunches already.
I do feed a little more potassium once it blooms. (Not much). Everything else I...
Forum: Contests! 11-10-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,589
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-05-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: What's the best thing to do for flower choke.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64033&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64033&ppuser=24475)

This is kinda how it looked before I saw what was going on,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-05-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
Re: What's the best thing to do for flower choke.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=64069&size=1 (http://www.bananas.org/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64069)

Thanks Ty for your information you sent by email!
This is how it looked...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-04-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By Sarah Brubacker
What's the best thing to do for flower choke.

I have a super dwarf flower that has the fruit in the stem, I did kinda pull back the leaves to make space but don't want to ruin to many leaves.
I am wandering how other people do it? Whats the...
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