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Old 12-11-2010, 09:34 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Default Re: Unprotected bananas in zone 8b

Originally Posted by Dalmatiansoap View Post
Dont cut them off. Use them for stem protection as I did

I did he same thing Dalmatiansoap did with a little extra. I took a machetta and cut 3/4 way through from top till they folded down around the P-stem then wrapped them tight. Next I put cage, made out of concrete wire, about two foot in diameter around the plant. I then filled the cage with straw and leaves. Lastly I wrapped the cage with 6 mil translucent plastic and tied the top. I'll know in the spring if it works.

All my leaves browned at 26 degrees.
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