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Old 09-16-2008, 06:26 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Default Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

Seems like this thread has been going for years and I must say that I wish I had had this information when I first started...it would have saved alot of years of trial and error. Great work big dog!

I started doing the crawl space thing and quickly realized that I was breaking my back. So now, I cut mine down to fit my 9 ft garage and store them vertically against the wall. It makes it easier to roll in and out on a dolly.

In terms of temperatures... I put a cover over the windows and keep it as dark as possible. The temperature rarely goes below 50 and seems to stay in the low 60's for the bulk of winter. In fact, sometimes at the end of Feb and in March it will even go into the 70's. At first I was worried about the temps being too high but it seems that the mysore, orinco, raja's, and ice cream have no problems with it. On the other hand, I can't seem to get the dwarf cavendish to overwinter well and have all but given up on this type.
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