Re: Musa Basjoo slow to start
We are practically neighbors. I used the dish soap method last year on a SDC and just cooked the leaves. The guy at the nursery told me to make it really strong. Its does work if you use the right amount without damage to the plant. I now use Murphy's Oil soap and just put a cap full in a spray bottle. I think using the plastic to make a greenhouse would increase the temp and help the Basjoos get started. I lost a few Basjoos this year too. Only my biggest one made it. I used wire cages and filled with leaves. I'm thinking about building a styrofoam box around them next time.
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