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Garden Grow Guide
Where you are the student and the teacher
This online guide has been created to help you to successfully grow a variety of plants that thrive in the
tropics, using native seeds and plants to
get groing with wise advice from fellow backyard
gardeners and farmers.
You are welcome to ask questions and/or add
your wisdom and share and share growing and harvest
tips and recipes.
Banana is the featured plant of the month of March 2022
by Mary Loan
plants to be more productive and grow straight. Tropical farmer and author Deborah Harder, recommends planting bananas in June or a little later for harvest in about one year.
Maturity: When the banana blossoms drops and the fruit begins to color, bunches should be harvested with a machete or serrated knife. The banana bunches or 'hands' ripen best hung in a cool, shaded location. Allow the sap from the stem to drain outside before bringing it in the house as it is black and
Several varieties of bananas thrive in Belize. Including Apple Bananas, Blogos, Plantains, Cuban, Golden Beauty, Palapita. A banana shoots and pups swap could help expand your banana growing and eating experience.
Bananas are a favorite and versatile fruit, generally enjoyed when ripe, peeled and eaten out of hand.
Unripe bananas can be used like a vegetable and cooked in soups and casseroles, or fried.
Bananas are rich in taste and nutrition featuring vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, tryptophan and selenium.
Banana leaves have been used for centuries to wrap food and cook. Food can be eaten right from the leaf which adds a subtle sweet flavor. Large banana leaves have been used as umbrellas and to provide
Banana peels, washed and blended with or without the banana are said to be a cure for anemia. This may be an acquired taste. Banana peels are said to whiten teeth if the inside of the peel is rubbed on the teeth for about one minute daily. They are handy way to take the itch and pain from a bug bite, remove warts and act as a facial, and blended in a smoothie for fiber and additional nutrients.
If interested in helping to organize a regional banana pups swap contact us at email@example.com with "bananas" in the subject box Perhaps a banana festival with recipes made from bananas and exhibits of various bananas and banana products.