12-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Location: Penticton, BC, Okanagan Valley, Canada
Zone: Hardiness Zone 6
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Re: Hibernating a basjoo
Of course, Mike, this is, what IMOEO this forum is all about: Sharing information and
viewpoints. I see no profit in talking to myself – just an audience, which always
agrees with me.
Any wrinkle or photo you can add or any point you debate will teach me something.
Growing bananas in the tropics is like growing weeds. Growing them in the southern
US is a bit more of a challenge, but the real art comes in, when we keep them alive in
the HZs you describe.
We have stickies in such categories like: “What’s blooming in your garden- bananas” or
the same for “other plants” even “Whatcha having for dinner” and “Camera talk”. We
should certainly have one, which specializes in discussing all the methods of protecting
them in colder regions during the winter. You could call it: “Growing bananas in Zones 4
That would make much valuable information available to established members, but
especially to newcomers. It would also make a forum for experimentation. Some of us
have more plants than we need. We could use those for experimentation, by exposing
some of them to borderline conditions.
Some of the threads which already exist could possibly be transfered there. and form
a substantial library of "how to do's" right from the start. But for all of that we would
require the cooperation of Mediahound, who appears to be AWOL for some time. At
least he has not responded to my pleadings about photos and "membership renewal"
The reason I joined this forum was to share experiences,
my own and those of others and to learn from them.