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Going Bananas at last!

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snottiegobble starts with ...
I live in SW Western Australia & I planted a single banana plant from Bunnings 3 years ago when bananas went up to $15 kilo due to storm damage both in Qld & Canarvon WA. I have thrown everything at it since including sheep, horse, & cow manure! Also chicken manure pellets, sulphate of potash, urea, epsom salts, Blood & bone & lots of water including my own) Ha ha!. The original plant ( mother) grew well until she produced several pups in succession. I should have only left one to take her place after she fruited, but I made the mistake of leaving 2 pups which have overtaken her in growth & started to fruit before her! Fortunately I have left one good pup (to take the place of all of them) from a batch that appeared this season! It is growing well at the base of others! !
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snottiegobble
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24th March 2014 10:13pm
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Jantina says...
Well done snottie!
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24th March 2014 11:39pm
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Brendan says...
Well done SG! Why don't you remove your mother plant, as it will be using up nutrients from her siblings!
After cutting it off about 300mm from the ground, gouge out the centre and put in a t-spoon of kerosine, that will make sure it won't re-shoot :-)
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25th March 2014 10:11am
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amanda19 says...
Yay SG!! Thanks for the post - as my Plantain has just put out 2 new pups - so I should remove one do you think guys..?
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26th March 2014 8:26am
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Brendan says...
Hi amanda, yep, I'd dig one out and plant it elsewhere. I use a long handled post-hole shovel to separate my 'suckers', (that's what we call them. LOL) :-)
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26th March 2014 9:28am
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amanda19 says...
Thanks Brendan - it will make a good present for someone - there's very few varieties over this side...I don't know why we are not getting any of the new dwarf varieties etc... :-(
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27th March 2014 10:24am
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trikus says...
good luck
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27th March 2014 5:50pm
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Brendan says...
SG, don't forget to cut the 'bell' off the bunches of bananas, when you reckon they've stop forming more fruit.

BION, you can open the bell up, remove the 'fingers', and fry them in butter with salt & pepper, or use then in stir-fries :-)
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