I love them as a plant but not as a food. Every year or so I am determined it will be different. This year I will enjoy eating a banana. Wrong!
I like the look of bananas, the texture doesn't worry me and I know that they are packed with nutrients and very good for me.
But get that bite of banana in my mouth and yuck. Nope sorry can't do it.
Although I can eat banana cake. Just call me complicated.
Luckily Hubby is a banana fan because there are only the 2 of us (one who doesn't eat bananas) as I have 4 plants in the garden that should fruit in the next few months, then it is wait and see how soon they ripen. In addition to the big banana plants each of these has produced suckers and 2 of these suckers are at the stage that I could remove them and plant elsewhere.
As I don't know when the big bananas will fruit I don't know weather to remove the suckers.
I am told I should remove them to stop them taking all the nutrients from the yet to be fruiting plants, but I also know I need to leave some suckers as these will replace the big banana plans after they have fruited and get cut down.
To cut or not to cut, that is the question.
Maybe I should cut the first ones from each big plant, plant them somewhere else and wait for another sucker to grow and be left as the replacement.
Does anyone have any ideas on this matter?
|Banana shoots coming up around the parent plants apparently they should be transplanted at this stage while the leaves are sword shaped|