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Default Hibernating a basjoo

I should have posted that almost 3 weeks ago, but because I had to learn first how to
insert pictures (thank you Justin and Richard), since my allowed space in my “bananas”
gallery was exceeded, there is this delay

November 9, 2013. It is time to put this basjoo and her two pups into hibernation.

Slice off anything, which will not fit into the last one of the two smaller shelters*
In the back you can see the stubs of those tall Canna Australia shown here:

Ricinus Communis (RC) Purple and RC New Zealand Purple – a comparison

Because I already had all the rhizomes I needed for spring planting, I thought, I might
as well include these into the mulch pile. If they freeze up, - who cares; if not it will be
interesting to see how they compare with the ones I will start indoors.

Stick the permanent shelter* over top and pile a little dirt all around it, to keep the draft
out. A bamboo stick on each side and a rock on top, to keep it from blowing away.

Pile some leaves around it, to keep the cold from seeping in at the joint between shelter
and ground; also extent it over top of that tub sheltering the canna stubs.

*Permanent banana shelter for winter and spring

This may also be of interest:
Packing up the E. Maurelii for outdoor wintering

The reason I joined this forum was to share experiences,
my own and those of others and to learn from them.

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