banana rotting??

marcoringoJune 15, 2013

I am a successful gardener. Sometimes things go wrong. I have always grown great bananas. This year none of them are growing. All seem to be rotting. I waited until late May, because we had cool and rain weather to plant. None are growing. All are rotting. Why?? Last year I had some do this. Now it's all. What's up with that? Please email me at as I cannot find the checklist on preference page that says 'allow members to email you'

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Tristan Pierson

I would also like to know the answer because one of mine is rotting too. It's very sad.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 12:53PM
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Bamatufa(7 - Trussville, AL)

Are these winter storage plants dug up from the previous winter, seed,new nursery bought plants in pots, or over wintered in the ground with stalks or cut down ? Usually it is wet and cold that rots them if they do not stay dry before the growing season begins.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 2:42PM
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Ditto bamatufa. Before they get into good growth, the tubers are sensitive to rotting from too wet/too cool conditions. Warm/hot wet they love once they are in active growth. Live and learn. Here, I would put mine out in April or May on the south side of the house but move into the garage for heavy, prolonged rain events just to keep them drier--an overhang is useful in this regard.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 1:16PM
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