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Old 08-18-2008, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Banana warfare, mobile\ or fixed position

Back before I ever knew anything about the 'herbs' that those tasty little yellow desserts grew on, I would have never thought I too would have a nanna of my own. Its funny now that I do, no matter where I go I quickly spot bananas growing. I am amazed at how I had never noticed them all before.

Well from what I have seen, it would appear that the majority of cultivars grown here in Florida are done so in the ground. Which I like to refer to as a
'fixed position.'

Right down the street from me even, there are two places where some dwarf/ Cavs or Gran N's are growing and growing very well. They have even over wintered nicely without any mulch, and this past winter got pretty cold. We were fortunate not have a freeze but I believe we had a few nights below 32 and allot of strawberry crops were lost.

I myself have an Ice Cream in the ground and a dwarf Cav in a pot "mobilized," mostly do to having nearly to no yard. It seems that some of my plants do very well in the ground, like nanners. Than others are desroyed by pests like white flies and nematodes. I suppose the ground supplies a good variety of both pests and benificial bugs?

So I wanted to get everyone’s thoughts on the pros & cons of Ground vs. Container growing, and your subsequent success.
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