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Old 06-23-2023, 05:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Fruiting Bananas in Pacific Northwest Zone 8b

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Thanks exovetek for the post. A little depressing but makes sense. I do have a cattle panel greenhouse but plan on bringing them into our garage and basically do a modified cage and straw around them. I have also tossed around the idea of getting some 30 or 55 gallon drums with aquarium heaters in the drums to passively heat the plants under a plant jacket or a combination of both. The weak link is a power outage and working through ideas for inexpensive battery or maybe small propane. Not sure how smart that is or not just trying to think outside the box a bit. Basically all things I seen mentioned on YouTube.

I don't mind the labor for a season or two to see if it would work to get some bananas. If not then move on to another experiment. Not to interested in ornamentals so if that is all they turn out to be, might try to rehome them if they survive. We also have a truly tiny in our living room window that gets good light and see how that goes.

Thanks again!
Batteries donít last long for heat. People in the North with EVs learn this the hard way. Lol. Better of with propane or fuel oil. I had dwarf namwa flower in a pot twice. Thatís probably a good one to try if you have space to bring it inside during the winter and give it good lighting.
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