Wednesday, October 12
This is my latest attempt at growing bananas. One of the problems I've had in the past is the hot arid wind in Phoenix. The banana leaves are so large that the dry wind quickly sucks all the moisture right out of them. This time I've got a masa goldfinger up by the house protected by straw bales. I water the bales in order to raise the humidity level around the bananas. Eventually, after they are conditioned I'll plant veggies in the bales, too. I currently have a couple of potted pineapple plants in the banana bed as well. I've never seen either the bananas or the pineapples happier.