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Musa

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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terrimclaughlin

An update on my bananas. You can see the little beige strips, each is a teeny banana. There was about “5” more teeny bananas but the heat here is terrible. I’m thinking that might b why they keep falling off. There’s another group to the right under the red leaf😩😊💕

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alan1111

Hi Terri sorry to hear that it hasn't cooled down a bit and your banana is dropping fruit. I don't know much about bananas but maybe it's too dry and needs a drink 😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@alan1111. I wish it was a drink. I do a slow long trickle so it gets a deep soak. I read that once the temperature gets to 100F they’ll stop growing. Well they’ll be next year🤗🤗😊💕. The wasps are loving the sweet nectar!

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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terrimclaughlin

Here’s an update on my banana tree. You can see how the deep red leaves will open up one at a time revealing a small group of bananas. There’s two sets of bananas above the red leaf. The light brownish little things are teeny bananas. Hope that made sense?!😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

Here you are @jeatacake👍🏻🤗😊💕

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jeatacake

Thanks Terri 😊👍Interesting. I wonder how long it will take before they're big enough to eat?🍌

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

@jeatacake. It takes about 3 months give or take. It seems like they grow pretty fast!! Of course they love the sun, there’s a lot of sun here!!😃👍🏻😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@ShelleySnyder Thxs I cant wait 🤗😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@jamescalli Thank you! How’s everything in beautiful Ireland?! 😊💕

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome Terri!💘😍

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gjones

That's exciting! I look forward to seeing the next update photo. It seems to be progressing quite quickly! 😊

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terrimclaughlin

@gjones Thank you I was thinking the samething its really growing good! 😊💕

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lovestogarden

It did! That is so interesting to see.

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novicegardenlover

That's great Terri! Those red 'leaves' are the flower though.

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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terrimclaughlin

Just looked at my bananas and noticed that every couple days one of those reddish leaves open and under each one is 3 baby bananas one just opened today. The other ones are getting big!😊💕

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Keely

Oh wow will they be edible Terri? 🍌🍌

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terrimclaughlin

@Keely Yes!, I got lucky. These a “Musa banana trees so yes these are edible. I had bananas 2 yrs ago in another group of banana trees I have but these look like their going to b a lot bigger. It’s only been a week tomorrow that this first leaf opened🤗😊💕

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ShelleySnyder

Oh wow! I've had bananas right off the tree and they are the best!! Lucky you!💘😍

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alan1111

That's amazing Terri Lucky you 😃

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terrimclaughlin

@ShelleySnyder Thanks Shelley. It is exciting......just to watch how fast they grow. The problem is their about 10 ft. up🤣😂😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@alan1111 Thxs Alan I might just have to bake a banana cream pie and invite everyone over!!😃🤗😊💕

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ShelleySnyder

Welcome! 😳😂😂💘😍

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alan1111

Definitely worth a celebration 🎉🎊🎆

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terrimclaughlin

@ShelleySnyder. I’ll let you know when I grab one for breakfast!! Last bananas I was at my moms when they were ripe. I think I’ll be here for these 😊💕

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lovestogarden

Nice! 💖

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terrimclaughlin

@lovestogarden. Thank you. Still haven’t got to use those banana leaves but I’ll let you know!!🤗😊💕

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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terrimclaughlin

These guys are loving all the sunshine 🤗😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@ShelleySnyder Thanks Shelley. Maybe I’ll get bananas this year😂😄😊💕

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ShelleySnyder

Maybe you will!💘😍

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columbiariver

You're going to have to make banana cream pies soon!

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gjones

Looks very healthy and big!

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terrimclaughlin

@columbiariver Now that’s a good idea. I’ll keep you posted 🤣😂🥰😊💕

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columbiariver

Num num 😂😋

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lovestogarden

How pretty! Do you ever use the leaves in cooking? Well, wrapping?

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terrimclaughlin

@lovestogarden it’s funny you should mention that!! Years ago my sister-in-law (@ that time) was from Puerto Rico and she made a dish with spicy beef wrapped in banana leaves cooked on the stove in alittle oil. I’d totally forgotten until you just mentioned it!! Thxs sooo much. I’m going to google some recipes tomorrow Maybe I should try and call her😂👍🏻🤗. Do you know any recipes???🤗🤗😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

@gjones Thxs Their doing good. I love the tropical look (down in this hot city!) These aren’t quite as big as some last year but if I’d water them they’d grow more. But I’ll take em like this👍🏻👍🏻😊💕

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jeatacake

Great to see & I so wish we could grow them like that here so easily 👍😍

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lovestogarden

😂 yummy. I have made something way back when, but was not good enough to keep making. I recently had Dim Sum and saw one wrapped in a leaf. Your leaves just look so perfect. Most leaves I see they are rather wind ripped. Let me know how your dish turns out. 💗

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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terrimclaughlin

Banana trees still getting in the last few days of sunshine 😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

No banana’s this year😪😪😊💕

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novicegardenlover

Huge trees. Hope you get fruit next year.

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terrimclaughlin

@novicegardenlover yeah it’s cool to c banana growing on them. A woman told me it kinda goes mother to daughter etc. and she said get rid of a lot of the baby trees and keep the daughter and 😊granddaughter 😊 this, I guess is how u get bananas!! If anyone has any other tips I’d b glad to hear them but it makes since not to keep to many so a lot of energy goes into one of em giving bananas lol🤗🤗🤗😊💕

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novicegardenlover

Sorry I can't help

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novicegardenlover

My mother says they don't separate them for them to bloom and fruit, but she doesn't know about your climate. She says feeding them may help.

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terrimclaughlin

@novicegardenlover. Thxs for checking I did find it hard to understand how a tree could pass on another producing she’s probably right they could use fresh soil/ compost, I’ll check plus whatever they need to eat. I do like them they grow great here we had them all across the back of the hour it was to much. They do love water and the more the happier they seem to b. Thxs my good friend your very helpful 👍🏻🤗😘😊💕

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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terrimclaughlin

Help me identify this plant

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terrimclaughlin

My bananas are growing but this is a different type than I had a few years ago. Oh well I still like having them

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brightcolours

#plantID-banana

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hannahchristine

Oh wow awesome bananas

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