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saemmssaemms Posts: 1

I have for the first time Banana's growing in my garden.


  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Well done

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    WWhere in the world do you live?

  • WateryWatery Posts: 388

    When I lived in LA, there was a banana tree growing out of a crack in the concrete between the stairs and a brick wall going down to the alley.  Every year the "gardener" would chop it completely back before it grew bananas and every year it would pop up again on its own.  Amazing.  Through some of the worst drought years too.

    I prefer living in the UK where you have regular rain and pretty much you don't have to worry about water or drought tolerance.  (Although the climate is changing and the country should build some more reservoirs to deal both with the heavy rains and then the summer droughts...all this flooding and then water-rationing is crazy.)

  • ktlyktly Posts: 3

    I grew up in Fiji and Vanuatu (in the South Pacific) and we had a lot of banana trees :-) And coconut plantations and huge mango trees where the mangoes grew so big the fruit bats struggled to carry them.

    The soil was amazingly fertile - we would 'grow' fences by taking cuttings off hibiscus bushes and just sticking them into the ground. 6 months later - voila - a fence :-)

    We had no problems with rain there either, in the wet season it rained every day at about 2pm! 

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