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Old 04-20-2012, 01:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
Been nuts, gone bananas
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Yes, you could say we get some frost!

While much of the USA had a mild winter, northern California and the northwest had a cold winter. I'd guess we normally get 4-8 days of frost in a year and get down to 28F. This winter we had 35 days with frost and got down to 22F. Pretty tough year.

Here is where I posted a photo after the first frosts in December:
Current weather

Here's a more recent frost that shows the destruction!
Harvey's Hardy Banana

Both photos just show a portion of my banana plantings with more bananas to the far right where I have some older plants that fared pretty well. One of them hasn't put out any new leaves but has flowered and is maybe up to 80 fingers and it's going to be fun to see if adjoining plants will nourish them and allow them to develop reasonably well. I've never had a banana flower for me in March before. I sure wish it had at least a couple of new leaves emerge.
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