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terrimclaughlin

Here’s my bananas now this all was enclosed in that piece to the left about 7-12 days ago now I have 2 small groups of very young bananas!! Yey😊💕

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!💘😍

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jeatacake

Fantastic Terri 👏🍌👌

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terrimclaughlin

@ShelleySnyder Thank you Shelley Have a nice weekend 😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@jeatacake Thxs Jeff🤗😊💕

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jeatacake

Very welcome & keep us posted with more banana photos 👍

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ShelleySnyder

You are most welcome Terri! Enjoy your weekend my friend!💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

@jaynehynesburton Thank you I think these are going to b good size.....if they don’t break🧐🤔😯😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@cjh123 Thank you. I was so excited when I spotted them. These are up about 9ft or so😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@dan5584 Thank you!! Have a great weekend 👍🏻😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@GardenNymph Thank you. These are really high up in the tree I almost didn’t see them!!😊💕

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alan1111

That's so cool Terri are they edible

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terrimclaughlin

I going to get bananas. Can you see them starting?!? It looks like it’s already pulling alittle 😧🤔😯🤗🤗😊💕

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

@dpkgujar Thanks I didn’t even notice them til the other day🤗😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@cyndi Thanks cyndi This tree is bigger than the other one that had bananas I’m curious to see if it makes more bananas😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@gjones Thank you I’m really happy to c bananas!!😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@saco Thank you alittle different than your fruit trees🙂🙂😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@ShelleySnyder Thank you Shelley. It’s always nice to see the bananas!😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@novicegardenlover @belindah @Jasonsparkes1 Thank you very much. I hadn’t even seen them til the other day. It seems alittle late in the summer but I’m sure the tree knows what it’s doing😯😯🤔😊💕

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heatherdirtyhands

Where do u live? That's so great!!

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terrimclaughlin

@heatherdirtyhands I live in San Antonio Texas it’s about 150 miles north of Mexico I’ve had banana trees for awhile know. Do you know anything about them??

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heatherdirtyhands

I know a bit. I had some beautiful siam ruby ones last year although they didn't come back this year even tho I over wintered like that said. Haven't found any yet this summer. I hear most banana trees dont fruit unless they are in the perfect conditions but I'm sure where u are at helps a great deal

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saco

Most certainly is!! Hehe @terrimclaughlin

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terrimclaughlin

A new bunch of bananas on the left!!! What a nice surprise

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gardeningmylife

Congrats. Love your banana forest. How long did it take for this plant to flower?

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terrimclaughlin

@gardeningmylife This is the third summer. Down here in sthrn Texas it gets so hot and humid, as long as they get a lot of water I've always gotten bananas the third summer. Plus they gives off some shade and keep the sun off a lot of the back of the house

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gardeningmylife

Good. Try to enforce the 'Grandfather-Father-Son' rule to keep them in balance

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terrimclaughlin

@gardeningmylife I had no idea about the "rule of balance". I've had banana trees before and I now have a pear tree when you get a chance I'd appreciate where I should look to research that! Very interesting. And I thought about it and your right the first group was on one of the first trees this new ground is on one that came from the other hope I said that right @terrimclaughlin

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gardeningmylife

Check out this YouTube video. Essentially you leave only two pups from the original plant and keep removing any new pups thereafter until the original plant has completed the flower and fruiting. This way we keep the mother plant focus on producing bananas rather than feeding the pups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4N-QLhXjjY&feature=share

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gardeningmylife

What this means is you have only three banana trees at one spot at any given point of time

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terrimclaughlin

@gardeningmylife I just posted a pic of the groups of the banana trees. Last year the middle group and the grandfather (I guess) gave them but he froze this past winter the closet group is giving fruit now

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terrimclaughlin

@gardeningmylife just read about only keeping two pups!! As u can see I haven't been doing that lol I'll get them thinned out. There's a few people who want one. And the one giving me fruit is to close to my porch I almost got rid of the whole group I still might in the fall thx you so much so if I thin them back I'll start getting bigger bananas??@terrimclaughlin

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gardeningmylife

Yes, you should bigger and more nutritious bananas and also at a faster pace. One more thing. When you thin your trees, save the leaves chop them in to medium size and spread around the trunk as a thick mulch. Banana trees love a thick mulch from their own leaves and the micro climate it gets. This should also help with water savings in hot and humid climates

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terrimclaughlin

@gardeningmylife thxs for the tips on my banana trees and the mulching of their own leaves!! I just got 5 bags of mulch yesterday it's soooo hot down her and a lot of my plants r in pots. So digging out all those banana trees won't bother the ones I'm leaving in the ground? Should I wait til fall??

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gardeningmylife

No, it should not. You can also wait until end of the year for the trees to go in to dormancy. Mine does in zone 9b 5 months in an year

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