Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Cold Hardy Bananas
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

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.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
Zone: 5-6
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 130
BananaBucks : 11,083
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 72 Times
Was Thanked 69 Times in 36 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 9 Times
Default What to expect? (replanting bare root basjoos)

Saw the weather outlook for the next two weeks up till the end of the month. and decided to replant my Basjoos that were dormant in the basement since late Oct. Looks like the temps will stay above the 32 degree mark at night for the most part. I couldn't keep them inside any longer as decay was beginning to win the war lol. Out of 15 that I overwintered 11 survived and were suitable to replant in the ground. Corms were hard and looked relatively alive. Unfortunately I had to cut drastically back on several leaving only modest sized stumps poking though the ground. Most P-stems I have are solid at 2-3 feet. I did notice the "famous" white color in the core p-stems as I peeled back some of the nasty slime layers. These were NOT potted up and put in dormancy, but were stored bare root with the corms exposed to help dry out. My questions is has anyone else had experience replanting from this method? How long will it probably take to start seeing these guys "wake up" now that they are exposed to better conditions? Will post some pics of the yard tomorrow to help!
sman87 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sman87

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 04-19-2014, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
Relaxin Under the Nanners
 
Hammocked Banana's Avatar
 
Location: Toronto, ON and Peterborough, ON
Zone: 6a and 5a respectively
Name: Brady
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 957
BananaBucks : 33,617
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,170 Times
Was Thanked 1,151 Times in 552 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 30 Times
Default Re: What to expect? (replanting bare root basjoos)

Probably grow roots for 3 weeks or so depending on temps, then the cigar should start to push up.
Hammocked Banana is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Hammocked Banana
Said thanks:
Old 04-24-2014, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Location: Anderson, Indiana
Zone: 5-6
Name: Tim
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 222
BananaBucks : 12,365
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 66 Times
Was Thanked 146 Times in 93 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 154 Times
Default Re: What to expect? (replanting bare root basjoos)

I'm anxious to see how this turns out !
designshark is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To designshark
Old 04-28-2014, 12:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
Zone: 5-6
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 130
BananaBucks : 11,083
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 72 Times
Was Thanked 69 Times in 36 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 9 Times
Default Re: What to expect? (replanting bare root basjoos)

Week one has gone well we had one hard freeze so far last Thurs (26 degrees!) but I was more than prepared. I double covered all bananas with weed blocking sheets, burlap and tied them all up. Each one made it without damage! A couple minor frosts followed unfazed them as well. There hasn't been much to show yet since temps haven't been above 58 for a week or two and its been dry, but I assume the corms below might be waking up under the insulated soil.




sman87 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sman87
Said thanks:
Old 07-05-2014, 10:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Zone: 5-6
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 130
BananaBucks : 11,083
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 72 Times
Was Thanked 69 Times in 36 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 9 Times
Default Re: What to expect? (replanting bare root basjoos)

Unfortunately this experiment did not go successful. Due to the extremely cold prolonged winter of -30 F temps, a 25 week indoor dormancy and cold spring I lost 12 of 15 plants to heavy corm rot and decay. Not all decay occurred during the winter in the basement. Over half of them rotted once they were put out in warmer weather. I thoroughly examined all viable corms before composting my losses, and replanted my last 3 giant corms. Luckily those 3 re sprouted! on the last week of June. Those have been placed in my permanent Basjoo bed, and will be mulched heavily once winter comes from now on. pics coming soon.
sman87 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sman87
Sponsors

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New banana, bare root DoctorSteve Main Banana Discussion 27 12-12-2011 01:50 AM
Bare root oakshadows Main Banana Discussion 2 11-01-2011 10:05 AM
Can I Ship banana corms bare root to California from Florida? k4yd Main Banana Discussion 18 09-27-2011 07:30 PM
keys to success in planting bare root bananas? venturabananas Main Banana Discussion 3 08-06-2010 02:38 PM
Five foot tall hard stalk/stem, bare root Gardener972 Main Banana Discussion 1 05-25-2009 01:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.