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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-12-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: should the fruit itself get more or less direct sun?

What about opposite? Full sun most of day on ours as lost most leaves due to frost.
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 08-10-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Ensete ventricosum

OK, now for me similar questions, but from my own seeds. If any banana expert reads this, I am having trouble germinating my ensete seeds (some now going on for 3 months).. I have thousands from...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 08-10-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Banana seeds goo coat

Looks like a basil seed and "goo" is normal around it. but maybe a real banana expert can answer. My experience with getting banana seeds via internet has been they are scams :-( most of the time.
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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 07-11-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musa Basjoo Seems Overcrowded? Remove pups?

We want new plants so have "thinned" our clumps. Does not seem to have much impact on the size of the thinned clump plants - we will dig the pups at 18" and up. We are building a "Jungle" with so...
Forum: Other Plants 06-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Eastern prickly pear

Not quite the forum, though they like some things bananas like or better say hate the same things - WET FEET. We grow in Virginia - hot/cold/humid. Have over 100 different cacti/yucca/agave. 6" is...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 06-11-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Spider Mites

We use a hard spray of water over the entire plant - generally do it twice to be sure get them all. We do not use chemicals for them (though on rare occasions we will use chemicals). If they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-11-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,102
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Has anyone bought plants from this seller?

I have not bought from fast growing trees based on the fact that their technical info and other claims for what I have looked at are BS or ludicrous.
Forum: Member Introductions 05-20-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: hello, I am new here

Wow! Love your writing! Great idea for the rose (no idea if it would work), but a another plant would be the clematis, roots love it cool and it climbs over everything with masses of flowers for...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-14-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Does anyone know if closely planted bamboo and banana plants compete for root spa

The clumping bamboo you speak of would do well and not interfere with your bananas as long as they are 5 or 6 feet apart. They use very little water. Clumping bamboo spreads VERY slowly - we are...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-09-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Went to uncover in PA

And here in Va. tonight will be last cold one. ALL our basjoo are growing like wild (2 new leaves on most, colocasia popping out of ground everywhere (have like 500 various places). The colos were...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-07-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Went to uncover in PA

ground temp in Chicago at 50? Wow! Here in Va. it is still high 40's (measured at 1 -2 inch down.
Tomorrow night will be fun - supposed to be 35 - but windy, so will keep fingers crossed.
Forum: Other Plants 05-04-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Dwarf papaya seeds wanted

Our "regular" papaya 2 yr old is now almost12 feet. the Waimanalo is like 6 feet - maybe not a dwarf, but half the size of anything else we have (we have maybe 8 "dwarf" so not an issue with poor...
Forum: Other Plants 05-03-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Dwarf papaya seeds wanted

Univ of Hawaii has them - cheap.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-21-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musella Lasiocarpa Question

we thin in the spring and leave everything to winter over. I would guess that one should never thin too late in fall as might not give time for wounds (cuts) to callous over.
This year we will...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-20-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: When to change pots?

does it matter if roots circle tightly? With trees etc. always cut them (or try to "unwrap") so they do not "girdle" other roots
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musella Lasiocarpa Question

Chantilly, Va. 6bish. basjoo - hill wood chips, leaves etc around and pstem survives happily. for taller pstems, fill leaf bags and tie around. We have also used a heating cable for really...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-20-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Went to uncover in PA

We are in Virginia, zone 6b (this year 7 for sure). We uncovered 2 weeks ago. Low since then has been 29.8 F. no damage to plants which had already leafed out (maybe a tiny bit of burn at leaf...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 04-11-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Ensete ventricosum

Don't chuck the others yet - we had some germinate 7 weeks out and have heard others say takes even longer for the slow ones.
Forum: Banana Plant Soil, Additives, and Fertilizer 04-11-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Help with soil solution

Yes, rot is a problem. Sounds like your soil does not drain well. Lots of posts on how to get good drainage (add perlite, coarse sand - and needs to be very coarse or like swim pool filter sand or...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 04-09-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Help no suckers are growing!

question all - are not two pounds of 10 10 10 equal to one pound of 20-20-20? If so, does that not answer the question ? If not , I fail to really understand what the numbers mean :-( (And have...
Forum: Container Grown Banana Plants 03-28-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musa Gros Michel, what soil mix? CA

100 gals should work perfectly. BUT soil mix is something we go crazy over - for sure needs great drainage, but not too great :-). Needs nutrients - and again, we go crazy on trying for...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-27-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Manzanos to waking up

Unless they are already almost too tall to get in and out, I would not worry - they will not grow that quickly. Besides if you turn them on their sides, you can move almost any size.
So, I am a bit...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-22-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Fertilizer for banana plant

Ok, I feel like an idiot, but if 10 10 10 is 10% each in the bag, why not just put down 20% more and would that not equal 12 12 12???
BUT as I have asked many times and never got a good answer,...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 03-18-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: banana freckle or something else?

Good question as i have had similar problems and fin d it hard to believe sun damage - I have seen sun damage and it does not look like this at all, but then I have very limited experience.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-18-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Helen's Hybrid Overwinter Success?

tried to get to french site - could not be reached. . . is address correct or is it due to emergency there??
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