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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-31-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By barney
Re: What is wrong with my banana plants?

Thats what I was hoping to do Sputnic7, I am so used to FM & just clicking on "photos' 'images" while posting that I dont understand the Bananas. org instructions!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-30-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By barney
What is wrong with my banana plants?

After successfully producing one bunch of fruit & 2 failures due to winter fruiting I kept pups to take over but they never thrived & this is the last one!

How do I present the URL of the image...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-27-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By barney
Re: Very bad timing by Mum & the 2 kids!

Thanks Brod for your interest, I guess frost would be your main adversary for bananas trees in your neck of the woods?
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-26-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By barney
Very bad timing by Mum & the 2 kids!

Finally after 3 years of feeding, watering & tender care my 2 cavendish pups flowered & fruited just ahead of Mum, but it was not good because it happened just before winter! Our winters are not...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-24-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By barney
Bananas Brindando Going bananas in winter time!

I waited 3 years while mum grew big & strong, & her 2 pups grew bigger & stronger & now they ALL have bunches! It is winter here so it will be interesting to see if they ripen, or when they ripen! ...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By barney
Re: First banana bell ever!

The photo is in a Windows folder, there is no URL to quote! I have had trouble with this previously, but only with bananas.org. Sorry , but I am a bit of a dumb ass!
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By barney
First banana bell ever!

Hi Folks. 3 Years after planting out a small tree from the local nursery I have my first bell with bananas behind it! There are probably only 60 fruit & as many hands before male flowers appeared! ...
Forum: Other Plants 02-26-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By barney
Re: Anyone know what this is?

I think it is an Australian grevillea, possibly Grevillea robusta which is a handsome tree up to 15 mtrs & has beautiful large golden flowers turned upward like hairbrushes lying on their backs!...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-30-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 951
Posted By barney
Red stemmed & red leaf spine also.

Hi, I havent mastered the hang of including a photo here! Its usually so easy by clicking on "image" & opening up a file to choose a photo! Consequently I dont post here much.
The banana I just...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-20-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By barney
Re: New Member Says Hello

Welcome John, Your bananas look pretty healthy now so youre doing something right! I see your neighbours are keen gardeners also .Ha ha!
Cheers from Aus.:bananas_b
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,685
Posted By barney
Re: Harvest

Chimps were given the choice of organic or non-organic bananas at Melbourne zoo & they ate all the organic bananas first! Doesnt that tell you something??
Forum: Banana Identification 08-27-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,465
Posted By barney
Bananas Brindando Re: What Banana plant is this?

Whichever it is for its survival you will need to protect it from hard frosts so indoors would be preferable. Bananas can take mild frosts, but will lose all foliage & sometimes the stem. In that...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By barney
Re: Unknown Bug on banana

They are certainly not Ants of any kind because ants turn from pupae to ants with no instars ( semi adults). I suggest that they may be mites which you can control with pytherium or rotenone if you...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-09-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,824
Posted By barney
Forum: Member Introductions 06-15-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By barney
Re: Greetings from Sunny South Florida

Iunepeace, even a small cafe can provide you with a bucket of grounds every week! They`ll appreciate your custom & a few vegies now & again! Good Luck!
Forum: Member Introductions 06-13-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By barney
Re: Greetings from Sunny South Florida

Hi Iunipeace, The seaweed washed up here is mainly seagrass, but I think it all ends up the same! Apparently no need to wash it cos the salt is minimal, so you will end up with a good potassium...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By barney
Re: Greetings from Sunny South Florida

Welcome from West Australia! Just a couple of tips to help your bananas thrive. Bananas are heavy feeders & grass specially kikuyu & couch will compete with them for nutrients. Also I notice a...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-24-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,023
Posted By barney
Hiya Re: chemical burn?

OK sorry, I`m not into hydroponics, but I thought they were only good for vegetables or tomatoes etc? I dont see how a banana plant can grow under such conditions for any length of time, they are...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-23-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,023
Posted By barney
Mail Re: chemical burn?

You must be joking, right? Surely you didnt plant your banana in pure non- organic fertiliser?? Maybe that medium showing is a new American product that Ive never seen, please tell me!!
Forum: Member Introductions 05-14-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,054
Posted By barney
Re: Sharont

Hi Sharon, I`m in Capel & trying yo get my one & only Cavendish to flower, but because I allowed 2 pups to grow on I now have 3 Cavendish. ( very close together) Now I am hoping nothing happens until...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-28-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By barney
Re: My New Babies!

No, I mean the 3 already planted out. ( top photo)
Forum: Member Introductions 04-27-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By barney
Re: My New Babies!

Hi mrthageek, welcome to the forum ( Im a newbee myself). Your pups look very healthy,but sorry I think they are too close to the fence. Have you seen thick banana trunks can get? What will happen is...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-26-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

I know mate, & I am the dreaded SG! Now unofficial moderator, but it seems to be working so far!:2738:
Forum: Member Introductions 04-25-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

Thanks for the info NSW Bananas & Harveyc. I havent tried tissue culture of any kind so it would certainly be a learning curve for me. Will check to see whats involved. I will attempt to send a photo...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-24-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,129
Posted By barney
Re: G,Day to all you musaheads !

Please tell me dear musacians! To post a photo do I click on the envelope thingy between the whatyoumacallit & the doodaa?
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