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Old 10-10-2012, 07:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Who's growing Musa Itinerans?!

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Originally Posted by flaflowerfloozie View Post
I live in Central Florida but my family is from upstate NY...my Aunt in Helena my Great Aunt & Uncle in Buffalo, nieces and nephews in the city others in Earlton & Greenville... I don't know how you all deal with all that snow for 5 months every year...not me! In February I will still have days worthy of shorts and a t-shirt and blooming tropicals happily pulling weeds.
Will you have to dig and store for the winter? I cringe at the thought. I still have stuff I have to drag in on (OUR) cold blasts for my deep tropicals, I shouldn't even talk...my Noni berry is getting big, next pot will have rollers...UGGG

Lol... last year we barely saw any snow. There are benefits to it - it's an insulator. The problem is that since it's more important to keep everything dry, the milder snowless winter was wet. Not good.
I don't dig up the big corms. I DO cut off pups and pot them indoors so that by spring they've grown quite a bit... a nice jump start. For the mekong, I am going to leave inground. I like experimenting at first even if I'm told it can't be done. I have an online buddy trying Mekong Giants out near Buffalo (Tonawanda) too.
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