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Old 07-13-2011, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: How long does it take?

Originally Posted by oakshadows View Post
Do you have to protect it in the winter? Last couple of winters here in central Florida were quite cold. If so, what method do you use.
None. Leaves fried of course, but the psudeostem came through. The mat is planted next to a cement patio as well as alongside a brick house. Both I presume helped with residual heat during the brief few hours the temps were below freezing. Got lucky I guess.

The cold did kill my Cavendish to the ground even though that one I covered with blankets and a cardboard box to trap residual ground heat (worked the first few nights and then the wind knocked the box off overnight).
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