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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 08-31-2007, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Winterizing a banana tree with bubble wrap

Winterizing A Banana Tree With Bubble Wrap

I read online awhile ago about using various types of bubble wrap to
winterize a banana tree. I think, I read it from the Northwest Palm's forum. They claim that with bubble wrap, you don't need to dig up the banana tree or cut it down. I am just curious if anybody on here tried it before or knows anything about it. I live in zone 6b in Southern Ohio and this is my first year growing bananas. I would hate to dig up my banana trees every winter.

Here is the website: http://www.cloudforest.com/northwest/forum/17302.html

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Old 08-31-2007, 06:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Winterizing a banana tree with bubble wrap

This method is only suitable for basjoos/ Sikkims growing in climates with mild winters, and only light frosts (Such as London UK and Vancouver BC).

Living in Ohio there is no way around it, get some hay, chicken-wire, and a big sheet of plastic if you want bigger plants year after year!

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Bubble wrap in Vancouver,sure....just tie it down so it doesn't float away!
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