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Old 08-03-2014, 04:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hibernating a basjoo

Hi Ego,

If you are concerned about rot, you should leave some airspace around the PS, as I have
done here:
Permanent banana shelter for winter and spring

As you can see in my last photos everything, I did not chop off in fall, was still there in
spring, without rot or forst damage and started growing immediately after uncovering.

Because your area is much warmer than mine, you might not want to go to such effort,
but just stick a piece of plastic pipe over the PS and wrap some insulation around the
outside. That should also help to even out the temperature within the pipe between
day and night.

Having said all that, you might also want to look at the method Cvrgrl used successfully,
without airspace. As you can see by my posts there, I was very sceptical about the
survival of those plants. However, much was explained, when more details of her
protection were revealed upon the unwrapping in spring. There is much to be learned
from her approach. I do not know any details about moisture protection. The location
suggests, that the plants may have been under an overhanging roof.

For the latter one see here:
. Winter Protection Zone 6 - Fingers Crossed


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