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Author:  Granny Smith [ Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bananas

Thanks, CD. I'll give it a go.

Author:  Snags [ Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bananas

They need tonnes of food and water.

My mate has a few of them growing
I picked a lady finger ripe from the bunch while standing in the bucket of his bob cat.
It was the best banana I have ever tasted.
It had a lemony sherbet fizz,I picked the whole bunch but the fizz disappears after about half an hour off the bush.

Author:  earthbound [ Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:48 pm ]
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My bananas haven't moved in the last 6 months or so since I planted them. They were planted into some good healthy compost soil and they have had ok water, but done nothing...... :(

Author:  chillidude [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:53 pm ]
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earthbound wrote:
Sounds a bit like the silver perch permit here.... I'm legal... :)

Is that so you can sell 'em EB ??

Yeah, my tree hasn't really done anything in the last 6 months either :bat:

It is alive though and has been getting some AP water tipped on it a couple of times a week over the last months or so due to a little project I have going on. Hopefully that's setting it up for a productive spring/summer/autumn !?!

Author:  earthbound [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bananas

Na.... You have to have a permit to have silver perch in Western Australia. But of course you knew that already. :wink:

In fact, fisheries told me a while back that no one will even sell you a silver perch before seeing your permit. I tried to point out that I had some already, he seemed to think that was impossible..

It's free to apply for a permit....

Author:  pistolknight [ Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:56 am ]
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Man you will need a permit to :fart: soon :confused:
A guy here has Banana's growing in 60lt containers connected to his AP and Hydro, trees are over 20 foot tall and produce every year, they are under a 20 foot+ shelter
This pic is of what they grow in, blue metal media
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and this what he grows
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and this what he grows them in
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Narrogin is south of Perth and Bloody freezing in winter and mid 30's summer (Cool Nights) with a couple of 40's but not many

Author:  Food&Fish [ Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bananas

I went past that shop on st georges rd preston friday they have 2 bananas growing in 2 ft squares cut in the concrete foot path as far as i know they have been there for 20 years
yes they fruit

Author:  Double Decker [ Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:09 am ]
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We were given 5 plants and I will have to move a couple closer to the AP system I will leave them in the ground that way if i get on overflow atleast it will go to good use hahahaha.... but i will get a pipe and just leak a little constaintly with each pumping that way they should get all they need and maybe i might put one in the ap for comparison

Author:  Burnsy [ Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:10 pm ]
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pistolknight wrote:
Man you will need a permit to :fart: soon :confused:


Naah you won't need a permit but you have to pay a tax :scared2:

My banannas are doing well, they grow surprisingly fast when you keep them moist and feed them, will have to get some pictures.

Author:  bushy [ Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bananas

Bananas are potassium junkies and if you dont like using chem fertilisers, throw all your prunings, clippings etc around the roots. At one time I had almost a meter of trash around my plants and the roots were all thru it.

Author:  bushy [ Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:10 pm ]
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These are called red daccas, one bunch weighed in at over 70kg

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Author:  Faye [ Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:34 pm ]
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Those bananas look fantastic, do they taste the same Bushy?

Author:  bushy [ Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:30 pm ]
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Faye, I reckon they taste so much better than ordinary ones, they are a creamy color inside and dont go brown once cut. They are perfect for drying. Some are so large I've struggled to eat a whole one.

Author:  fizzyj [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:32 am ]
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Those red daccas look awesome!

Author:  Snags [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:15 pm ]
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where can you get them?
Would love some for the community garden

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