When we checked on our banana plant this morning, we saw that some of the bananas started to turn yellow and that’s why we decided that the time to harvest them had come.
Mom and dad had granted me permission to be the one to cut the bananas off the plant. It was quite a challenge as the bananas had grown a lot and I didn’t want to risk having them falling down.
But I nailed it and look what a super cool bunch of bananas! We counted them and there are around 100 single fruits. While taking the picture, the bunch was already becoming very heavy.
Can you imagine, that between the flower and today, only two months had passed? Besides the bananas, our plant had also grown two offshoots, which also had grown in the meantime. This means we’ll probably soon be having bananas, again. 😀 😀
After harvesting the bananas, we also cut the plant because we read that after having fruit, it will start to rot from the inside and die. Since it was still alive, we could cook the pseudostem into a delicious curry.
Isn’t that a cool plant? You can use every part of it:
- the leaves as plates or to pack food
- the fruit to eat raw, cook or bake
- the stem to cook
- and, if it doesn’t bother you not to have any fruit, you can even eat the banana flower
No leftovers, no trash! And it also reproduces itself before making the flower / the fruit. 😎