View unanswered posts | View active topics  It is currently Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:00 pm


All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Bananas
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:10 am
Posts: 100
Location: Germany M/V
Thanks so I might, if Faye says anything, by it!

Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
    Advertisement
 
 Post subject: Re: Bananas
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 17, 2012 2:38 pm
Posts: 133
Location: Glasshouse Mountains Qld
Location: Australia
Backyard Farming had two magazines out but Joel got too busy with every thing else. Hope they will do more in the futre.

_________________
BackYard Farming
CcBear's Dunbyu Gardens

CcBear's Home Produce and Preserves


BackYard Aquaponics
CcBear's First System


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bananas
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:53 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Earth
Interesting reading this thread. I retired to Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima) Thailand about 10 years ago. As some of you who visit Thailand may know, bananas grow here like weeds. No restriction. No permits. I have never seen a diseased banana tree. Permits could be good if there is a disease to protect against. However, as in my home country USA, watch out - some one may be trying to control the industry so they or their friends make the bucks. Thailand has perfect weather for bananas - warm, humid, in my area never cold. We plant one tree or a shoot from a tree using plenty of coconut coir, rice hulls, and animal poop. Ours is goat poop. After the tree gets going we limit growth to one bearing tree, and one half-grown tree, and one nice shoot. We cut out all others or start a new clump. Every thing you cut off of the tree is perfect for mulch, the deeper the better. We are up to 19 or 20 clumps now and as space becomes available we plan more. We have one type that has thin bananas and the tree always looks like it has a desease - black trunk and some times a very thin trunk. We have another short banana that I think is for cooking - they get fat. These trees get very large trunks. I don't know what varity they are but I plan to start looking for larger bananas like the US imports from South America. We eat lots of them. My wife bakes them and then freezes them - they have a sweet taste after cooking. I eat them on my Aussy (AU) oatmeal every day.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bananas
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:03 am
Posts: 339
Location: next door
Got any pics Johnra?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bananas
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:53 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Earth
No because we just spent the last months, almost a year remodeling our yard and everything is started over and not all growing so nice yet. I did go out yesterday or the day before and take a few photos to see what I could find. I am attaching 3 of them. 9035 is the short fat banana I was talking about - great taste. 9021 shows the tree that makes the small skinny ones - sweet as can be with a slight tang to the taste. To me the trees look sick but are very healthy and grow well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Bananas
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:53 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Earth
Well Charlie, I'm doing good tonight. Invisable photos. Wow


Attachments:
DSCN9021.JPG
DSCN9021.JPG [ 59.4 KiB | Viewed 1605 times ]
DSCN9035.JPG
DSCN9035.JPG [ 54.54 KiB | Viewed 1605 times ]
DSCN9036.JPG
DSCN9036.JPG [ 52.14 KiB | Viewed 1605 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 51 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group