View Single Post
Old 10-16-2008, 01:22 PM   #135 (permalink)
Patty in Wisc
tropical nut
Zone: 5
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,115
BananaBucks : 268,788
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,946 Times
Was Thanked 2,501 Times in 1,198 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 69 Times
Default Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

Good point. The stem on mine is now 5ft & overall height is prolly just over 8ft. Going out now to dig it up & pot it. They do have shallow roots but the rootball is heavy. There might be some concern when you first plant it if there is a big wind storm ahead. I didn't plant any deeper than just above root ball.
How about a big stake next to it when you plant next spring!? I had no problem with wind taking it down this year, but I may put a treated 2X4 next to rootball & tie onto it next summer. Thanks for the idea...better safe than sorry!
Got a lite?

Patty in Wisc has sadly passed away 9/05/11. We will miss you Patty.
Patty in Wisc is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Patty in Wisc