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Forum: Banana Books, Book Reviews, & Other Reading Material 02-09-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,971
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Bee Hotel Complete

we have a few lovely ones looking for a vacation, do you have any rooms and how do they make reservations?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-09-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,741
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Bananas Will Be Gone

Stay in touch if you can. We all know how much a loss can affect us and hope you don't have a difficult time with the situation. Your mom had a long life with you there for her, thanks for sharing...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-24-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 962
Posted By oakshadows
Re: From Oz

May yours be merry and blessed .
Forum: Other Plants 12-15-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 30,378
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Red Lady Papaya

seeds taste very good, like capers. Am going to dry a batch for storage. Nice crop, there is only one on our plant and the leaves got burnt bad a few weeks back. Hope it and our Manzanos do also....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-13-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,324
Posted By oakshadows
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes 11-11-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,526
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Happy Veterans Day

it appears that there aren't too many interested in todays meaning. Just another holiday. Hope they wake up and help and thank those who sacrificed for all of us. As a peace time vet, I salute them,...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By oakshadows
Re: My Musa "Cuba"

Good luck, we managed to get 5 plants to fruit and waiting for our Cuban Apple, Manzano, to finish. The fingers are starting to plump so it may not be too long for them to be removed. It was a light...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-26-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Black Thai question

Give it a try, do a few, some times it just needs to be done. Good luck and good growing.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,044
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Bee Expert to attend 2nd Annual Banana & Fruit Lovers Gathering!

sure wish I could make it, have a very great day.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-03-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Trying to reason with Hurricane Season

Good luck, lived in the Keys and enjoyed a few hurricanes there and a few here in central Florida. Sure hurts when the winds take more than their share. Stay safe.
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-13-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Naples Florida?

unless you are dead set on Naples it may be to your advantage to look in other areas. the farther south and the nearer to water or coast the properties get more costly. we are in just about the...
Forum: Tiki Hut 09-11-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Naples Florida?

have been in Florida for over 30 years and love it. Looking for property is a big task, be sure to do your homework as they are a few who will stir you wrong. Many areas are experieincing sink holes,...
Forum: Banana Identification 09-11-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By oakshadows
Re: My two varieties

how old are these? We have a Raja with the first hand opening and will help it to ripe fruit, what ever it takes. Wish us luck.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-11-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Tallahasse nanners

interesting, welcome and we are awaiting an update. Good growing and stay healthy.
Forum: Other Plants 09-08-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Itching when I walk in the garden?

this site has a few good ideas.
Best Natural Insect Repellents and Homemade Herbal Bug Sprays - The Daily Green...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-05-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,136
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Alabama (Roll Tide)

" Some things will never be replaced, but life must go on. Thanks be to God
that things are as well as they are! "
Thanks for the quote, so many just complain and do nothing to change their...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-01-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,615
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Pre-Flag ?

we just got a bloom on a raji and will protect with a teepee when needed. it is short so not too much trouble. waiting for the praying hands and manazo to finish also. hope to get to enjoy soon. good...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-30-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By oakshadows
Re: joining bananas

if you came looking for info you did good. much here and many to assist, some who are quite well versed on the subject. many things done to bananas will do the same for other plants also.
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 08-30-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,649
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Azomite

Find some that are growing in your area and split a bag, it goes a long way.
Azomite isn't the only way to get micronutrients. Sea 90 is actually sea salt that provides many many trace minerals,...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-27-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,898
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Recomend me a few dwarf varities

We agree with Greenfin, those may be successful in the GH. Here in zone 9 we also have those growing in the ground but also have a Dwarf Brazilian that is doing good and has fruit on it now. It may...
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 08-27-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,772
Posted By oakshadows
Forum: Member Introductions 08-19-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Hello from West Los Angeles

Welcome Craig from wet and warm central Florida, we got started for bananas as fodder for our cattle but caught the bug. Now have over 15 varieties and are deciding on which ones to continue with....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-07-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,047
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Ae Ae - Puppy Report

some super tender care, good food and drink makes it very happy. Good job. Please more pics when available. Good growing.
Forum: Other Plants 08-04-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,046
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Anyone Growing FIELD CORN ?

My favorite is Truckers Special, (truckers favorite) or at least that is what I remember. It grew to at least 8 foot tall and produced 2 ears per stalk of which were 12 to 14 inches long and over 3...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-04-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,604
Posted By oakshadows
Re: Bananas in New Jersey?

we have 4 in bloom now, orinoco (maybe), manzano, praying hands and a dwarf brazilian. They will get protection somehow. Here in zone 9 it might not be too much problem except for the wind. Wish us...
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