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Old 01-17-2007, 10:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: overwintering and moisture

[quote=IT IS THE COLD WET SOIL THAT IS THE BIGGEST KILLER OF BANANAS IN CALIFORNIA and efforts should be concentrated in keeping the ground relatively dry during the winter, and not the protection of pseudostems and other above ground parts. If you have protected the base of your plants by diverting water away, using a simple black plastic cover around the base, then you can proceed to protecting the above ground parts to have a head start.[/QUOTE]

Joe: you are an angel sent to me on time.
I planted the california gold protected all the pstem and leaves and the soil but the soil itself is lower than the sorroundings and therefore the water will pool around the roots since the banana is located where the downspout is located so the water will suffocate the roots quickly. now the weather forecast today is RAIN TODAY so I better get busy. It just so happpen that I have a big black plastic cover that I got for free from where I did electrical work so I am good to go.
Thank you so much Joe.
You just save me $200.
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