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Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-28-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,787
Posted By Mike Lee
Drummer Re: "Marginal" Protection

Last winter in Northern California was one of the coldest in 17 years. I'm normally a zone 9 with lows in mid 20's. But we had 2 nights back to back with lows of 17 and 18 F.

All my bananas (4-7 ft...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-25-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,591
Posted By Mike Lee
Bananas Brindando Re: Under the house overwintering. Where did this come from?

The thought that bananas were first overwintered in England has a certain ring of truth to it! They were incredible collectors of all kinds of plants from their colonies. I've heard of references to...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-20-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,591
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: Under the house overwintering. Where did this come from?

Frank- what gave YOU the idea you could store bananas under your house? I'm also curious what varieties that didn't store well for you.

Zac- I'm in a fairly mild climate that has a week or so of...
Forum: Cold Hardy Bananas 09-19-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,591
Posted By Mike Lee
Party Under the house overwintering. Where did this come from?

I think it was 2 years ago, when I first saw Frank's (Bigdog) photo showing a dozen or so bananas lined up on the ground like so many logs that he had pulled out from under his house. That photo just...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,962
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: Winter time again....I need a cheap greenhouse....

Oh my goodness Mike. I just started reading this thread. I can't believe you have a wife that lets you dig moon craters. Maybe she figures if you don't get around to finishing she'll convert it to a...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-09-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,158
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: I think one of my Ice Cream's has a Flag!

Thanks Frank! But I'm not sure that it looks much different than any of the other leaves. Is it because you've been getting big leaves and then all of a sudden you get a small one? Is that a flag...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-08-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,158
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: I think one of my Ice Cream's has a Flag!

Alright, so just that you all know that I don't know anything. What exactly might a flag leaf look like? :bungejumpnaner: :bungejumpnaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-06-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,041
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: Last California Gold of the year!!!

I'd have to agree with Mike. This has been a fun discussion to read. I recently bought one of Jeff Earl's Calif. Golds on Ebay and I was happy to pay the $50 or so it cost. I don't think Jeff Earl...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,041
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: Last California Gold of the year!!!

I'd say that we're in a 9b zone. We're about 15 miles from the ocean so that moderates the winter lows. Of course, what we don't get is blistering summer heat. Most summer days start at 50 deg, get...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-31-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,041
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: Last California Gold of the year!!!

MikeVan in Texas,

You've piqued my curiosity! What kind of protection do you give your bananas in Zone 8? Are there other folks growing in Zone 9a or 9b without any protection?

I have the following...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-27-2006, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: Plant Labels

I've always used those aluminum ones with the teeny wire attached that you scratch in the name. That works fine for small branches on most trees, but I'm a bit baffled by how to label bananas. I...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-22-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,086
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: Apple vs Brazilian?

Joe, by the way, thanks again for the dwarf brazilian pup and for the common name assistance!

Mitchel, it sounds like the Hawaiian Apple can be quite a monster plant. Apart from the orange flesh is...
Forum: Banana Identification 08-21-2006, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,086
Posted By Mike Lee
Question Apple vs Brazilian?

Alright just when I thought I was getting things figured out, I find myself confused as ever on what I've got.

I originally bought an "Apple" banana plant from Greenearth's web site. And they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 08-08-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mike Lee
Re: CRFG Banana Seminar, Aug 12, 2006.

That's terrible scheduling for me. I'd have dragged half our CRFG chapter down to hear you, Joe. I'm sure that your experience growing in such a similar climate zone would have been just what we...
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