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jeatacake

St Helens (zone 9a) I grow flowers, fruit & veg in some great clay soil here. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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jeatacake

Abyssinian Banana (from seed) @hayleyaj 😉😀

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vec

Oh wow. How long did they take to germinate

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jeatacake

About 2 months I'd say @vec

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gjones

Very impressed! How big will they get? Where did you buy the seed from?

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jeatacake

Not sure how tall, maybe 6 ft or so, but maybe not here! Can't remember the exact source but I got them on eBay, as I have with a lot of seeds this year, as I'd never see these seeds in the shops! @columbiariver

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hayleyaj

Wow that's fab Jeff!! I'm impressed! 😄😄👏👏👏

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jeatacake

Thanks @hayleyaj the real test will come over winter & next year. This has probably been the easy bit! 😁

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terrimclaughlin

Hi jeatacake I have a pic on my profile of banana trees. I've never grown them in a pot. I do know like you that they are very tropical needing a lot of sun and water but the trunks start holding water that's one reason we cut them down to about 3 feet high so they don't freeze in the winter but if it gets toooo cold where u live (maybe that's why u have em in a pot) they can come in even through the winter my extra bdrm is full of plants with 2 grow lights they do fine keep us updated

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terrimclaughlin

How cool. Just read u grew them from seed. Very good

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jeatacake

Thanks @terrimclaughlin I doubt they will get too big this year. I already have one on my windowsill at work & these 2 will stay in the house, as I don't heat my greenhouse, unless it's forecast to fall below zero.

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jilly

Fantastic well done you 🍌

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cyndi

Very awesome

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