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Old 04-12-2023, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Growing Banana plants in zone 5

Hello All,

I live in Maine (Zone 5) & planted 10 plants (Musa Basjoo) last spring.
1. Overwintered 4 in the ground heavily mulched. Temperatures dropped to -15F with wind chills to -30F. I uncovered 2 plants yesterday and they look fine!
2. Transplanted 2 into sand and put in a cellar for the winter, avg temp 65F.
3. Gave the rest of the plants away.
Plan to add Red Tiger & Musa Siukmensis to the garden this year unless someone suggest better plants for me to grow.
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Old 04-13-2023, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Jungle!!

Basjoo are an awesome plant for your zone.

Have fun growing.
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