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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-26-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By briangifford
Re: How to Wake up Bananas from long Winter dormancy.

So I started with just one of my Dwarf cavendish nanas that were in the garage all winter. I moved into the bathroom because for some reason it's the warmest place in the house. After a few days I...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-05-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By briangifford
Hiya How to Wake up Bananas from long Winter dormancy.

Hey everybody. March is here and I am trying to wake up some of my plants to get a head start.
All of my nanas have been in my garage where temps are around 45 average and not all that much light....
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-08-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By briangifford
Re: Temps forecast to 38 on 10/15

Bare Root storage in the Garage.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-08-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By briangifford
Re: Temps forecast to 38 on 10/15

It was fairly mild starting februarry and it rained like there was no tomorrow (especially in march). Snow was on the lighter side but. I think After January it was never colder then 24 and often...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-08-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By briangifford
Re: Temps forecast to 38 on 10/15

Last year I went very close to the ground (6 inches max). They will still push a bit of growth (a could of inches) once you cut them down. so keep that in mind when you mulch. My pile was very big...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-08-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By briangifford
Re: Temps forecast to 38 on 10/15

No I just put a ton of mulch on them. I threw some shredded leafs on there too do decompose before I added the Mulch. In spring when temps started to go up and there was just a slight chance of frost...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-08-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By briangifford
Re: Temps forecast to 38 on 10/15

Yeah. Last Year I waited until first actual frost to cut down my Basjoos. Than Mulched really good. That worked well for me with those. They came back really strong.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 10-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By briangifford
Temps forecast to 38 on 10/15

Hey there.
I was looking at the long term forecast her in Central KY.
The Temps are supposed to go down to 38 and 39 next week (42 this Thursday).
i have a Manzano in the ground that has shot up to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-28-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By briangifford
Re: Very early Winter storage question

Thank you. I found a good amount of content on youtube. I think I know what I'll do. Only question now is at what temperature will I dig them up. I was thinking once lows go to 40. But if it's wiser...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-27-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By briangifford
Cold Very early Winter storage question

Hey eveyone. I have all my nanners in the ground here in Central KY.
Some of my basjoo’s will stay in the ground with mulch but my Manzanos and Dwarf Cavendish need to be dug up. Problem with some...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-25-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By briangifford
Re: Spring?

Some of my Basjoo's really like this warmer weather. And I'm in Central Kentucky.
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 04-13-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Posted By briangifford
Re: Spring?

I uncovered my Basjoo's. They are growing (8 inches of new growth) but had to protect them when we had another frost early this week. Supposed to go below freezing again on Monday, so I'll need to...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-12-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,417
Posted By briangifford
Re: Wellspring Gardens Credible?

I ordered musa basjoo and musa manzano from them. That was last year. My Manzano took off like a rocket. It actually outgrew my house (8ft ceilings). I;m hoping that it will continue like that this...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-11-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By briangifford
Re: What bananas can be cut down and mulched for winter zone 6b

Thank you for all that info. Thats exactly what i wanted to know.
And thank you for letting me know about that nursery.
I will get a few more basjoo’s and if i get my hands on a mekong, i will get...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-08-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By briangifford
What bananas can be cut down and mulched for winter zone 6b

Hi!
As we are nearing the time of the year where our Bananas get to spend their time outside to grow and multiply, I could not help myself thinking about how I will overwinter my bananas next year....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 03-02-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By briangifford
Re: Musa Manzano

So I am getting very anxious (can't wait to take things outside). At what point is it ok to put things outside? I know no frost is a big one but If I want to uncover my basjoo's or put the manzano in...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 03-02-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By briangifford
Re: Musa Basjoo Pseudostem cold Min temp

I don't really have an answer as far a s minimum temps, but there is a guy here in KY (6b) that has let his Basjoo's just die back and just left the dead leafs over it. And year after year they come...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-09-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By briangifford
Re: Musa Manzano

That would be amazing if i it would flower.
What do you sugest would be acceptable temperatures for me to put it into the ground?
Minimum daytime snd nighttime temperatures.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 02-09-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By briangifford
Musa Manzano

Hello!
I have a question. I have a Musa Manzano that I am keeping indoors right now here in central KY (zone 6b). The issue I am having is that my ceilings are only 8ft. The plant is barely able to...
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