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Old 10-20-2017, 11:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: New to Bananas and need some Winter Advice

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Originally Posted by 29vivian View Post
Thank you to those who have responed already. I have asked around and here is the advice I received from someone not on the forum. He told me to dig them up prior to the first frost, where as I have heard to wait till after the first frost? Any input there? Also he said to use a sharp shovel to separate the plants before winter, then trim off all the leaves and stack them in a dark corner of the garage with the roots in garbage bags. The plants are just beautiful, and I want to minimize my chance of losing any.
they dont look exactly like basjoo but I am not sure someone else may can tell
my suggestion would dig and store all but one clump and cut it down after the first frost leaving 6 in of sudostem then cover the with mulch and a piece of plastic to keep it somewhat drier if it comes back next spring you will know you can leave them all in the ground
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