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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Yes, We Have Some Bananas!

Dear Folks,

Well 13 days after we first noticed the flower bud on our banana, we have bananas!

About every 1-2 days as a petal peels back a new "hand" of banana fingers is revealed. The funny looking things on the end of each banana is a type of flower. Now we have to hope that either it won't frost back, I can keep it protected if it does frost, or if we have to cut if off really green (most commercial bananas are harvested green and allowed to ripen in a dark place), that they will ripen for us. Will keep you posted on the progress. Happy fall gardening!

-- Catherine, The Herb Lady