Saturday, October 23, 2010

What's Loving The Rain?

These banana trees in our SJC backyard are quite happy with the unusually wet weather we've been having lately. Although they will tolerate drier conditions, being tropical, they thrive in the wet, mild weather. The deep soaking they are getting from a week of rain will leach out the salt accumulation from the soil which will be good for them. They stop growing if the temperatures go over 80 degrees or under 55 degrees, so they are suited quite well to our climate that has temperatures in that range most of the time. Our trees in the Laguna garden gave us bunches of fruit every year and I'm looking forward to these little ones eventually producing too.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I only grow bananas in containers (as annuals) but never think of them actually bearing fruit! They are just foliage plants here ~ our season is so short. Another bonus of living in a mild climate.
We are finally getting some of your rain! My garden appreciates it as well. :-)