Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Just a quick post to show you all a picky of my beautiful bunch of bananas that we are anxiously waiting on. There is nothing like home-grown bananas. When they are ready we pick the bunch & hang them underneath our house to ripen.

The only trouble is of course it's either banana feast or famine as they all ripen at once. Other years we have unfortunately lost our bananas both bunches and the whole trees in summer storms they seem to blow over so easy in a big storm.

I have heard people say they are a complete food. I don't know if that is exactly true but of course they do have more of a complete range of vitamins & minerals then some other fruits.

When my late neighbor was having trouble with his heart they said he had to quit his bananas as they were to high in potassium for him. I know he found this really hard as he had been growing them himself for over 50yrs & he used to enjoy one daily.


flmom said...

Bananas are a favorite of mine. I have longed for a tree, but we've never gotten around to it. It would take some doing (as in lots of tree cutting) to find a good spot. We lost our myers lemon tree to flooding from two hurricanes in 2004 and our valencia orange tree has not done well since.

Great photo!

Gill - That British Woman said...

wow I can't believe you grow your own banana's....I have a great banana and pineapple loaf recipe on my blog, when you have more bananas than you know what to do with.

Gill in Canada


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