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Old 11-10-2018, 09:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: how many hours can banana take of 32 degree?

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So most of the bananas survived 31 with a few with leaf damage.
The total damage will not be evident for a couple weeks.

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However on Tuesday they predict 28....
You've subjected them to sub-45F temperatures. Their growth in the ground will now slow to a crawl until you have several continuous weeks with low temperatures at or above 55F. Bringing them in the garage will not change this -- even with suitable lighting.

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maybe I should dig up a few?
1st you need to find a weather station (https://www.wunderground.com) within a few miles of you. Use the map to narrow it down if necessary. Then find the forecast for that station, and click on the tab for "10 day".

Now look at the temperature graph. If anywhere it's showing 30F or lower at 10-11pm I'd be worried and keep checking back as you get closer to the date. But if those temps are coming at 4am or later I'd have no worries.

In the latter case if you're still anxious, then get some bales of hay or straw (not grass clippings) or Canadian peat moss. Pile it about 6" high at a 2-3 foot radius around your pstems.
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