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Cold Hardy Bananas This forum is dedicated to the discussion of bananas that are able to grow and thrive in cold areas. You'll find lots of tips and discussions about keeping your bananas over the winter.


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Old 01-10-2017, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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banana pit greenhouse update
well temps down to single digits last few days with 7 inches of snow I just checked the banana pit greenhouses I built this spring and all came through green and growing
one has dc,s in it and the other rajah puri both are green and doing fine with no supplemental heat I also finished a 12 x 20 ft pit greenhouse last fall and it mantained 47 degrees through three days of single digit weather with no heat added! with sunny day time temps in the high 70,s I have dwarf cavindish ,hellens hybrid sikiminess ,orinico, basjoo,velutina ( one with fruit on it),blue java/icecream all maintaining and some species actually growing to fast for the 7 ft ceiling also tomatoes and letuice 20 some pomegranate seedlings and 31 velutina seedlings about 2 inches tall will try to post some pics
also is a picture of my seed propagator built from an old dorm refrigerator a ceramic reptile cage heater and a 6 buck digital thermostat off ebay it maintains temp with in 1 degree and sprouts velutina seed in about 6 weeks at 29 c works great get about 70 % germaniton from fresh banana seed works great for tomatoes also









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Old 01-10-2017, 02:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How do you heat them?
Where are you located?
Nice job by the way!
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short answer is i dont thats what makes them so nice the temp below 3 ft stays 51 degres all year around and this heats the pits they never get below 45 degrees even when the out side temp is in the single digits
located in zone 7 north carolina near statesvilloe
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Looking good! 3 feet is that the total depth?
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no the depth is 6 ft and the tops are framed from 2x4 and covered inside and outside with greenhouse plastic giving a 3 1/2 in dead air space
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