It took 3 years, but FINALLY, I got my Banana tree growing!

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Real Estate Broker Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

It has taken some time and some mistakes not to mention a couple dozen banana's.

I will share  a few secrete's for those with a greener than average Thumb.

Stem of course needs to be up.   Plant while cool with the Banana almost still having a yellow tinge of color.

I found The photo below being the most successful.   Heavy soil and on the acidic side...6.8-6.6 is optimal.

Then water lightly and wait.

Germination takes between 5-10 days depending on weather.


This is from about a week ago.  The first sprout I saw.

2 days later...

Not very fast growing...This is after a week, a second leaf.

Now I know that I won't get any fruit from this tree for a number of years, but I am thinking of trying to keep it over winter for a year if it continues to grow!

I will post an update next week!

 

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Suzanne McLaughlin
Wright & Sherburne Counties Realtor
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)

You are having fun with that camera, aren't you? 

I liked your idea of a cover for the whole garden.  But, I have beds all over the yard!

April 24, 2012 12:25 PM
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

The tree was a hard one.

Suzanne...WE have beds in 8 different places and the garden is in two places.   Not everything needs to be covered, but i am ready if the need arises

April 24, 2012 01:51 PM
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Steve and Jan Bachman
Realtors - Northern Virginia
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax

When I saw the first photo I thought you were doing one of your humorous stories. WOW. A real banana tree!

In Minnesota!

April 25, 2012 09:59 AM
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Vern Eaton
Realtor 320-630-6995

Success!! Finally.  I know you have been trying for a long time.

April 25, 2012 07:50 PM
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Nick T Pappas
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL

Bill, I'd really like to know how you're going to grow a banana tree in the frozen north.  I've got to give this a try...I've managed to get avacado's to grow...working on a peach tree now.

April 25, 2012 08:58 PM
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