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They were tiny and miserable back in April this year

They were tiny and miserable back in April this year (Musa basjoo (Japanese banana))

19 April 2011
Left: Musa basjoo
Right: Abyssinian banana

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They sure have grown!

Bananas are extremely fast growers here in San Diego, CA. They will usually grow from 1ft/31cm - 12ft/4m or more in one summer.

28 Oct, 2011


How did you manage to get them so big Tommy?...

28 Oct, 2011


You are right, they grow very fast, although some of mine didn't grow very much. 4m is impossible though for us :-)

We dig a big and deep hole and prepare the soil before planting things. We concoct a special cocktail of cow exrament, compost, original earth and water (sounds unappetising lol but it works). The position helps too. The south-facing white wall seems to be very good for bananas and cannas. The same sized banana planted in a different place didn't grow much. Location, location, location!?

29 Oct, 2011

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See who else is growing Musa basjoo (Japanese banana).

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This photo is of "Banana - turned out to be 'musa basjoo' " in Tommymoo's garden

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