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Old 08-28-2018, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Smile Re: Very early Winter storage question

Originally Posted by briangifford View Post
Hey eveyone. I have all my nanners in the ground here in Central KY.
Some of my basjoo’s will stay in the ground with mulch but my Manzanos and Dwarf Cavendish need to be dug up. Problem with some is that i cant put them in pots and store in the House. I want to store them in the Garage where last winter temps never dropped below 40.
My questions are.

1. Do you remove all dirt once dug up?
2. Do you separa pups?
3. Do you wrap them with garbage bags at the roots or with burlap?
4. Do you cut of all the leaves?
5. Do you just lay them down or angled against the wall?
6. What ist the temperature cutoff to dig them up?

I know those are lots of questions but i am not 100% sure how to go about it.

Short answer to your question.

Check out this link and read some of the love ❤️ these fellas put into this stuff.
Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

Check out Youtube keywords_ overwinter dug up bananas.
There are many DIY videos each with a different take on technique
Most are pretty accurate with the way they are doing things.
Pick and choose what you think will work for you in your situation.

I used to dig them up knock the dirt off them and put them in a bathtub in a vertical position for the winter but now since they are in containers I just bring them in.

Keep the pups on the plant they have a better chance of survival connected to the main corm .

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