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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Let the growing begin!

I returned from a business trip to find that it has finally warmed up, spring is here! Tonight I fully uncovered my pink velvet banana, and as you can see it had already began greening up. I plan to take photos over the coming months to make a time lapse movie showing how fast these things can grow!

When uncovering fast growing tropicals, I like to throw a handful of high nitrogen fertilizer around the plant. As soon as the sun hits the green stalks rapid growth begins, and to reach peak size you need to give musas and cannas (which have been slower to emerge than musas in my experience) plenty of food and water.

1 comment:

mike in ft pierce fl said...

Your bananas are looking great. I can't wait to see them develop. Keep us posted.