#1 ◱ March 21: I walked into the backyard to check things out. Then I thought I'd go check the banana plants.
#2 ◱ March 21: Wait a minute, what's that on the ground? Looks like petals from a banana flower.
#3 ◱ March 21: Sure enough. This is what I saw when I looked up.
#4 ◱ March 21: So this is how far they are on the first day of Spring.
#5 ◱ July 17: We decided to harvest the bottom "hand" of bananas. This is the bunch before we cut the bottom rank away. Clue: the bananas are starting to look well-rounded, not angular.
#6 ◱ July 17: This is the bunch after we cut the bottom rank away.
#7 ◱ July 17: 12 bananas. This is the bottom rank. With nobody to catch them, they fell to the ground where one broke off and another split probably when it hit the retaining wall.
#8 ◱ July 21: Ready to cut down another row. But wait, check how yellow the top rows are.
#9 ◱ July 21: Bottom are bananas that fell from the plant. Next up are the ones from a week ago. Next up are the bottom row from today. And at the top we have all the rest from today.
#10 ◱ July 21: More detail on the rest from today. Notice that many bananas are split open from growing too large. We should have harvested them a week or more ago. Also note the stubs where the bananas fell off because they were too ripe.
#11 ◱ July 21: Back at the banana tree itself, see the sap dripping out the end.