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 Post subject: Re: Bananna Suckers
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:05 am 
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Our ladyfingers are going mad this year. The chooks like scratching around under the palms as well.

We have two batches. The ones below the water tank do the best so it must be about the amount of water they're getting. We also put the old chook litter at the base of them each year.

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 Post subject: Re: Bananna Suckers
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:19 am 
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Very healthy looking bananas, and look at the size of that bunch ! puts mine to shame by a long mile :-D
Those sussex seem to be enjoying themselves too- happy birds....... a question...how do you keep the mulch up round the bananas, i mulch mine too, but the wyandottes have a field day kicking it around until its just bare dry soil and unhappy bananas.
And love the soft green grass, you must have had some recent rainfall there.


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 Post subject: Re: Bananna Suckers
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how long have you bananas been in Chicken07 & angelcake?
we planted 4 cold climate friendly ones last Christmas.
at the time i read that they take a couple of years to start to fruit but they have grown great.

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 Post subject: Re: Bananna Suckers
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Ours have been in around 8 years, and have fruited really well other years, but not this year.
We have some newer ones too, about 2 years in and no fruit yet, although they are growing well, now reaching about 7 feet tall, the lack of rain is knocking them around and no flower spikes to be seen yet.


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