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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 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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Default Re: Time to put the bananas to sleep for the Winter

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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