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Old 11-21-2017, 10:56 AM   #541 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Time to store the bananas, dormant for the Winter

I live in Va. and I haven't dug mine up for many years............my process is lengthy as well. I cut them back to about 3 ft. I wrap them in their own leaves and put socks on the t ops where the cuts are. I heavily mulch them and also place bag of leaves around them to insulate them for the winter here in SWVA..........then I place plant hoops or use tomato cages around them and cover them with a tarp held down by tent stakes and secured by rope............lots of work, but I am getting an average of 18' trees from this. Just want to be in a climate t hat I don't have to do this.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:09 PM   #542 (permalink)
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I live in Va. and I haven't dug mine up for many years............my process is lengthy as well. I cut them back to about 3 ft. I wrap them in their own leaves and put socks on the t ops where the cuts are. I heavily mulch them and also place bag of leaves around them to insulate them for the winter here in SWVA..........then I place plant hoops or use tomato cages around them and cover them with a tarp held down by tent stakes and secured by rope............lots of work, but I am getting an average of 18' trees from this. Just want to be in a climate t hat I don't have to do this.
If your plants are Basjoos you will never have to do this again......
More than likely they are...
Do you have a pic?

Many folks do way too much fuss for Basjoos than is needed.
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Brought most in for the Winter..they will stay here until March..early April. I take some outside when the weather permits. I try to let them get as much real sun as possible.

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3 more months to go..all seem to be doing OK.


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3 more months to go..all seem to be doing OK.


Your plants look great.
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@GMichael403 - Wow now thats dedication to bring in plants that big. I hope they survive and thrive for next year. It's ironic as I just bought my plants in November and am slowly starting to bring them into the outdoors for more sun to get them hardened off. Hopefully not too many cold spells but as long as it is 50 and over they will stay outside. Anything under 50 and I take them inside.

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I have 8 in pots and the rest are cut back and insulated and covered up here in Va........only 8o here.................and No even Musa Bajoo don't make it unless you protect them and heavily mulch.
Enjoy Fla.............I heard it is under 50 there in some parts..................yikes............Climate Alteration for sure.
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