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Old 07-03-2014, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Basjoo update after terrible winter

We lost a few, 2/13 out front in our line, both in places where we lost bananas before in less cold winters than this one. And unfortunately, we lost all three of them by the fish pond, but that totally makes sense because the bamboo perforated the pond liner over winter and drained the pond slowly over winter.
We also lost one that we had planted in practically all shade by the door. The one on the other side of the door is just fine. So out of 18 we had return on 12 with no mulching or protection at all besides planting them 2-4 years ago at a foot below grade. So not too bad!
Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I sold all the basjoo that were big enough to plant a foot deeper this spring, so I got in another liner of 72 and I'm growing them as quickly as possible because people, including me, are waiting on them...
Sandy Burrell

Northern Tropics Greenhouse
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Muncie, IN 47302

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