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Old 11-06-2018, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Winterizing Musa Basjoo

Would just covering with mulch be enough or should I cover with plastic over the mulch as well? I am in zone 7. Thanks!
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I wood, then leaves or mulch again. You can never over insulate.
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Default Re: Winterizing Musa Basjoo

Option 1) don't do anything and the main stems will die but it will probably come back with what looks like pups around old corm

Option 2) cut back pseudostem 'angled 45 degrees' around 6"-1' tall and cover with a big pile of mulch. It will come back from main stems

Option 3) cut back 2-4' and enclose with 2' tall chicken wire. Fill with mulch or dry leaves in bottom then fill in top with dry hay. Then cover. I used a 'duck cover fountain cover 68"' on amazon. Some people say they will grow just as big without doing this but I don't know. This is what I do though.

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I wood, then leaves or mulch again. You can never over insulate.
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Default Re: Winterizing Musa Basjoo

i cut mine off even with the ground, cover with straw and then the leaves, then cover with some kind of net to keep the leaves from blowing off,( I use a throw net for catching fish bait)

no plastic cover,, works very good for me

but I guess you could if ya want to
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Option 1) don't do anything and the main stems will die but it will probably come back with what looks like pups around old corm

Option 2) cut back pseudostem 'angled 45 degrees' around 6"-1' tall and cover with a big pile of mulch. It will come back from main stems

Option 3) cut back 2-4' and enclose with 2' tall chicken wire. Fill with mulch or dry leaves in bottom then fill in top with dry hay. Then cover. I used a 'duck cover fountain cover 68"' on amazon. Some people say they will grow just as big without doing this but I don't know. This is what I do though.
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