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Old 02-16-2015, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Sat. Nite furnace in greenhouse went out. It got down to 18 f. Looks like everything is gone,avocados, pineapple,orange trees,bananas and a lot of flowers and plants. my question is do I cut down the banana plants down to the soil, or just cut off the wilted leaves? I hope the corms never froze. The bananas were all D.C. Any help will be greatly appreciated, if they do not come back is there anyone around the Flint Mi. Area have any D.C. Pups for sale? Thanks Mike
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sat. Nite furnace in greenhouse went out. It got down to 18 f. Looks like everything is gone,avocados, pineapple,orange trees,bananas and a lot of flowers and plants. my question is do I cut down the banana plants down to the soil, or just cut off the wilted leaves? I hope the corms never froze. The bananas were all D.C. Any help will be greatly appreciated, if they do not come back is there anyone around the Flint Mi. Area have any D.C. Pups for sale? Thanks Mike
It depends on how long it was below 32 in the green house? If it wasn't too long most of the plants may survive. Cut off all wilted leaves and leave in the soul. If the whole stalk is mushey. Cut it off about 1" above the soil level. If the corm is mushey its toast.
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Very sorry for your loss. It certainly can't hurt to try, if the Cav corm got to the mid 20s it's going to be mush soon I would imagine. But if they are still firm they willlikely regrow.

If you're up for smuggling a few Cavs across the border, I've got several (regular and super dwarfs, from a foot high to 4 foot Pstems) that you can have. I've got too many to be honest.

I live about an hour S/E of Port Huron.

PM me if you want them.

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