post Sweet Success

April 19th, 2008

Filed under: Greening Copley — newseditor @ 2:17 pm


Who are these people and why the happy delirium, I hear you ask. Simon and Stephanie delight in a rare treat: organic Copley bananas grown at the Space Station.

Bananas are pretty easy to grow here, they just need a trench filled with pooh and compost, a spot out of the harsh wind  and plenty of water. These ones grew on grey water from the shower and kitchen without strong detergents. When the bunch is green and full it is picked an hung in a plastic bag for a week or two to ripen. Once they have fruited, the plants die off (making  great fodder) and new plants grow from suckers.


  1. mmmm, they were a treat,
    Thank you

    ps and the skins are great for the garden

    Comment by mw Nicholl's clan — April 19, 2008 @ 10:59 pm

  2. we loved the bananas and they tasted extra good for having been grown in Copley.

    Comment by star man — April 20, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  3. after tasting one I want some too…they are sweet and delicious. I will have to start growing some when I have a garden to put them in…..hahhahahahaha
    what better way to begin this process of becoming self-sufficient

    Comment by di — April 20, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

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