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Old 11-01-2007, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cold Overwintering Ensete Maurelli

Well, todat was the last day in the 70's and with the nights dropping into the 30's I decided it was time to dig up my Ensete and store it under my house. The Bannana weighed close to 200lb, the wheelbarrel it is in is a double wheeel big 8. Needless to say next year I will be in need of a greenhouse.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow! Now that was definitely a job. Considering we just dug up my "Dwarf" Cavendish tonight which we suspect weighed close to 150# and had a tough time getting it out of the hole & onto my yard wagon, I must say I'm impressed. Since you obviously survived the ordeal , would you mind sharing your method you've found easiest for pulling them out & and getting them in the wheelbarrow? And ... great job.

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Wow! Now that was definitely a job. Considering we just dug up my "Dwarf" Cavendish tonight which we suspect weighed close to 150# and had a tough time getting it out of the hole & onto my yard wagon, I must say I'm impressed. Since you obviously survived the ordeal , would you mind sharing your method you've found easiest for pulling them out & and getting them in the wheelbarrow? And ... great job.

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Once I excavated around the bannana I used my hands to free up any roots that came off the sides I then just used my arms. I guess it helps being 6'5" 250lb.
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Hi,

Do you keep the plant with no leaves in dark place? And in the winter do you go to check or the rootball is not to dry?

I have been busy to dig up al my Ensete's, but normally i pot them up en place them in the greenhouse. Bt i have alway's problems with that, so now i want to bring them to a dark place sooo ?
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Do you keep the plant with no leaves in dark place? And in the winter do you go to check or the rootball is not to dry?

I have been busy to dig up al my Ensete's, but normally i pot them up en place them in the greenhouse. Bt i have alway's problems with that, so now i want to bring them to a dark place sooo ?
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I put them in a crawl space under my house so it stays dry and cool. I have been trying to get my own greenhouse now for 2 years but now I am not so sure if you say the Ensete's do not do well. What problems do you encounter?
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hi to everyone...Concerning the overwintering of ensete i usually cut the leaves and cover the trunk with bags and let it in place for all the winter ...Last year it survived with a -10C night...I ll post you some pics when i'll do that (soon i presume)
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