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Forum: Other Plants 08-23-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Illia
Re: Thai Giant Pics

Incredible! I've been wanting to grow these since I first saw photos of them. Really freak passer-by's with this and Gunnera manicata.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-22-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By Illia
Re: New and panicking with a musa velutina

Welcome! From what I have seen, Velutina can take as short as 2 months from flower to ripe fruit. I'd bring yours in if I were you though. The season at least for me is closing in soon and too soon...
Forum: Other Plants 08-22-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 53,554
Posted By Illia
Re: Tomatoes

If you're asking everyone, then yes. Mine always grow nice and produced very heavily. I like them, but sometimes find them to be too sweet for a purple tomato and most of the time prefer others like...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-21-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By Illia
Re: New to Forum

All bananas bloom, drop flowers, and only produce a set amount of hands. Some very little, some moderate, some heavy production. All lose a lot of what looked to be young bananas but are just male...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-21-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By Illia
Re: Library Kid's introduction

Welcome! I myself ironically don't have Mekong Giant or Basjoo though they should do excellent out here, but I do have a good sized collection of non-ornamentals :D
Forum: Other Plants 08-21-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 53,554
Posted By Illia
Re: Tomatoes

With there being so many different varieties, flavors, textures, - No such thing as the best. I myself agree with a lot of heirloom growers in saying "depends on my mood." I love sweet Pineapples and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-21-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,141
Posted By Illia
Re: banana plants all dying

Agreed with above. Way too hot, likely way too dry of air, and when it comes to that much heat bananas really do need a lot of water. Sounds like a lot of extremes and stress.
Forum: Other Plants 08-18-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By Illia
Re: A good day to buy plants :)

Congrats!! Sad for him indeed but great find! I only wish to meet another fellow tropical-in-a-nontropical grower. Good luck with those! The Carambola/Starfruit looks pretty well sized. Did he know...
Forum: Tiki Hut 08-15-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3,264
Views: 261,286
Posted By Illia
Re: Share an image!

Whoa, are those dates? That's some incredible production!
Forum: Contests! 08-14-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,991
Posted By Illia
Re: FHIA 17 tally game

Congrats and good luck! That's a great prize, and this was a fun contest :)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-14-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By Illia
Re: dwarf cavendish help (first thread!)

From my experience and opinion, cold hardy usually refers to bananas who's corm and p-stem can tolerant temperatures in the high 20's for brief to moderate periods of time.

Agreed with the rest...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-14-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Illia
Re: Hello

Hello and welcome! I'm sure we all are, I know I am, excited and pleased to help anyone in need, especially who lives in a non-tropical environment. :)

The basics to banana growing to me, especially...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-13-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By Illia
Re: Should I plant this here?

Yikes. I wouldn't plant anything water-hungry anywhere near any sort of water-based piping, whether it be sprinkler, septic, plumbing, etc.

If I were you, which I'm personally doing anyway, I'd keep...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-13-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Illia
Re: Bananas to you, from JERICO!

Thousand Fingers is extremely cold tolerant, the issue is in the fruit. The plant loves lots of heat, but more importantly, the many many fruits take a long, long time to develop. We're talking much...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-13-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Illia
Re: Bananas to you, from JERICO!

If you feel determined and crazy enough, you could try building a quick little temporary greenhouse over it for the winter so you can possibly get fruit. Get a wood frame going on the bottom, perhaps...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-13-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,964
Posted By Illia
Re: Bananas to you, from JERICO!

Welcome! Always happy to see more zone pushers :)

Are your blooming ones in pots or greenhouses? With fall approaching and banana fruit ripening times rather long and slow, I'd highly recommend you...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-11-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Illia
Re: Which plant to choose?

If you get an Ice Cream, good luck on the search - Most end up the Namwah variety actually, but Namwahs are excellent!

What zone are you in? Do you plan to keep it outdoors all year?
Forum: Other Plants 08-11-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 247,193
Posted By Illia
Re: What is blooming in your garden today (other plants)?

It's a White Lined Sphinx moth, Hyles lineata. :) A lot of people call them hummingbird or hawkmoths due to their love of hovering around and drinking nectar from flowers at night, creating a heavy...
Forum: Other Plants 08-10-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By Illia
Re: Beans as ground cover?

Nice! I thought I was the only one who likes 'em raw. :D Personally my favorite raw variety to try, plus they're gorgeous, are Dragon Tongue. They don't have as much "green" taste than others for...
Forum: Other Plants 08-10-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By Illia
Re: Beans as ground cover?

If I were you I'd still let them climb obstacles here and there though. But remember, when happy they really will over-take things. And faster than you think. But, the reward is some of those...
Forum: Other Plants 08-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By Illia
Re: Beans as ground cover?

They do not rot, they do not root, and they still produce well. I haven't compared between growing upright, though, but I'm pleased with how it goes. As long as you check on them and make sure...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-10-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,585
Posted By Illia
Re: cavendish

That's a super dwarf cavendish. They'll always stay rather tiny in size and for fruit, are pretty picky with temps and take a long time. I find those even way up here in the Pacific Northwest sold as...
Forum: Other Plants 08-10-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By Illia
Re: Beans as ground cover?

Generally, yes. My greenhouse, which is kind of like FL (extreme humidity, temps in the 80-100 degrees) has loads of beans in it and many when they can't find something to climb will simply form...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-09-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By Illia
Re: Pisang Klotek Down!!!

Congrats on the save, that is a beautiful bunch!
Forum: Banana Identification 08-09-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Illia
Re: Mystery Banana

When bananas are measured, most of the time it is the P-stem. I'd love to know what Thai black fruit look like though. When the time comes.
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