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Forum: Banana Plants For Sale & Auction 01-18-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,511
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Looking for Ensete glaucum ‘Snow Banana’

Would be nice if people acknowledged where they got material, especially if given for free. And keep donor informed of progress and experience in growing. Idea is we all share and learn from what...
Forum: Other Plants 07-02-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Elephant Ears

Be patient - the alocasia and colocasia take a while to start - first month they sleep, next they creep, then they leap! And yes, re my Mrch note, re hardiness - they demand relatively DRY soil -...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-10-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Musa basjoo bloomed! Is it edible?

Some people I am told eat the actual big thingy that comes out and eventually becomes sort of a "tail"with all the blossoms inside it. Is that edible? I gathered it was boiled or baked. And...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-11-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Dying basjoo — is it going to recover or should I cut it down?

As long as not too much water, p stem looks good - I would cut the dead stuff off down to good green. (if corm rotted forget it, if a little rot, clean out and let dry, DO NOT OVER WATER
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 05-09-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: explain this

WOW! Those babies! Never seen a basjoo produce so many and with such small p stems. Ours produces pups rather like a normal banana - 6 or 7 would be a lot for us, but the p stem would be 4 or 5...
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 05-07-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Where can I get fresh ensete seeds?

Good Luck! You will have a plantation if you get decent germination :-)
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 04-22-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Where can I get fresh ensete seeds?

Send self addressed, stamped envelope (bubble) to P.J. Knop, 26175 Ticonderoga Rd, Chantilly, Va, 20152 (Mark personal as this is my office and an empty envelope might be mistaken for a mistake :-) ...
Forum: Tiki Hut 04-01-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Mushrooms are a-flushin'!

PJK Farm located South Riding, Va (Northern Va.). My wife looked at pic and told be they were borowik in Polish and collected in the woods, speckled light, and were a favorite of her family. I...
Forum: Tiki Hut 03-31-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Mushrooms are a-flushin'!

Ok, you got me! What sort are they? We are a few miles north and would love to grow them as we eat lots, collect some in wild rest from the store.
PJKFARM@GMAIL.COM
tHANKS
And they really...
Forum: Other Plants 03-18-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Elephant Ears

Here in zone 6b Northern Virginia Colocasia esculenta is almost a weed - multiplies extremely rapidly and is winter hardy in mild winters (like this current one), and hardy in any winter we have had...
Forum: Site Help & Feedback 02-20-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Are we allowed use any color text we want?

GREAT COLOR - AAND VERY READABLE! I would guess no rules - why not have it a bit of fun?
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 12-25-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: Most leaf cold hardy variety

Location of plant (protected, south side, higher ground, etc,) plays a big part. But we have found that Basjoo appears to have hardier leaves than the Sikkimensis which after first frost is zapped...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 12-07-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: First freeze - seeking advice

Agree with Pitangadiego IF they are the edible or tropical bananas, but for the hardier types, which it sounds like you have (Basjoo) (and maybe Sikkimensis which we are trying this year), leaving...
Forum: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 11-26-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By pjkfarm
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-26-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By pjkfarm
Re: An interesting story about storing plants for winter...

How much light? (And from where?) If no light, growth would be rather pale :-) I would guess.
Forum: Banana Seed Germination Forum 08-10-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
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: 618
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: 703
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: 886
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: 2,421
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: Banana Plant Health And Maintenance Topics 05-14-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
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: Other Plants 05-03-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
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: 934
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: 363
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: 934
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...
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