Re: How Harvey packs banana plants for shipping
Dumb question: Obviously there are no dormant plants now so I would think it would be a bad thing to take all soil off a live plant & ship it dry - esp with leaves on it. Does this put it immediately dormant?
Bob (my hero) sent me 2 nanas with soil & leaves on & it got here just fine. Don't get me wrong...I know you know what you're doing, but it's hard to believe we can do this suddenly to a thriving plant & have it bounce back. It's how Mitchel sent my misi luki sword pup but it was cool then & it took awhile for it to wake up.
It just seems strange that needing lots of water to survive, they can travel for a week being bone dry in the midst of their growing season! It seems to me that a dry rootball/corm puts it to sleep - but then, how did Benny's get there healthy even though he left the leaves on?
I will say that in '06, someone sent me a corm of Williams with wet soil around it (in plastic) & it died soon after. I guess it was just TOO water logged.
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Patty in Wisc has sadly passed away
9/05/11. We will miss you Patty.