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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-21-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,989
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Florida

The VC brick is truly amazing. It has taken off like a rocket. The bricks are a awesome way to do it there is no lost time.
And the variegated dwarf namwah is a beast thank you Keith for helping me...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-06-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,000
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Dwarf Orinoco Pre Flag

Here is a update on my progress Erik. I have to move this indoors in next couple days and going to try to finish it under some grow lights....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-15-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,000
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Dwarf Orinoco Pre Flag

Yeah me either but want to try and see how couple different varieties do. Plus I'm running out of room inside the house :)
Got pups as backups so it won't be a total loss
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-14-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 225,644
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

Mulch straw and heavy duty tarp works very well for me. I leave a couple of the bottom edges not staked down so it can breath some. They are a really hardy plant.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Northern growers: patupi progess reports?

they need to be bigger before they go in the ground and need to be put out when it's much warmer then the others. The mother will probably die I don't see it taking the cold spells we get but I'm...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-12-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,000
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Dwarf Orinoco Pre Flag

There are other growers in Canada look at what they are doing to theirs but just straw and mulch and covered should be more then enough. I went over board last year they didn't want to stay dormant...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-12-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,000
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Dwarf Orinoco Pre Flag

I'm in zone 5 and we have cold winters. I even left some uncovered and they died down to the corm but put out pups. Every year mine get bigger and bigger. If it's not in the ground I wouldn't do it...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Northern growers: patupi progess reports?

I put mine out to early. I lost all the height from last year. It's about 4 foot now. Next year I will try something different. It is a beautiful plant. I think in the colder zones it will fruit at...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-11-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,000
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Dwarf Orinoco Pre Flag

Lol yeah we just had a storm that night. Unfortunately I will have to bring this inside in a month so we will see how it goes. Not going to be fun bringing it inside.
Hopefully the pup that's the...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-10-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,000
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Dwarf Orinoco Pre Flag

Both of you are way ahead of me but can I join the DO party.

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Forum: Member Introductions 09-03-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Hello from Indiana!

Welcome it's nice to see someone local.
Yeah I would next spring plant the basjoo in the ground they do so much better and are easy to over winter in our area.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 08-10-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,856
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: What type banana should I be looking for

Basjoo would be great for outdoors they are really cold hardy and fast growers. If you plant one this year you should do it soon cause this year all you will be really doing is letting the root zone...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 08-10-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,605
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Pots indoors for winter?

I would leave them on. Some things to know after bringing them in is don't over water that's very important and the easiest way to kill it indoors.let it get dry before watering again and don't water...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 57,027
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Bananas.org Members Yard Photos

Wow all those picture plants look great.
Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 06-29-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By Kevin2685
Forum: Member Introductions 06-09-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,220
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Why not...

Lol where are you located. It's funny cause I grow brugmansia and I had a huge agave like that also. but no greenhouse out back :(
I grow many different things so if you are close and ever looking...
Forum: Banana Plants Wanted 06-09-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,150
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: PATUPI WANTED ship to Florida

I added you to my list. I listed one on eBay starting at 20 dollars if you wanted one sooner. If not I will let you know when yours is ready.
Forum: Member Introductions 06-08-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,220
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Why not...

Hello and welcome. I am in Indiana also
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-04-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: dwarf orinco

Here is the only picture I have on my phone right now. This one is not as bad as some of the other ones. This one is letting the leaves come out enough to at least unroll. I will take some pictures...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-04-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: dwarf orinco

They do this when they are brought inside for the winter. My dwarf orinico does it more then the rest. My mother plant and all the pups I separated are doing this and now that they are outside they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-02-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,654
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: New Corms

Great job
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-13-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Musa Basjoo Planting

If there is green still on the leaves then no I wouldn't.
After they get mostly brown then you can. If they were actively growing already then it wouldn't matter but right now they can use the extra...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-12-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Musa Basjoo Planting

They will be fine just leave them be and watch the watering. Don't fertilize until they start growing. The were probably just separated from the mother and they need to adjust to life on their own....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-11-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: Masa Basjoo Banana

Yeah I agree. I would back off the water until temps warm up and growth speeds up.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 05-09-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By Kevin2685
Re: When is the right time to bring bananas outside in zone 6? I'm SO torn!

I moved mine all outside couple days ago.
I watch the night time temps. Had 2 nights in the mid to high 40's but most nights are now going to be in the 50's or higher.
Was cloudy today and will be...
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