Winter and temperature in overwintering
King winter is standing at the door, and he's probably going to be angry this year!
My question is about overwintering cold-hardy bananas outside in the hay-filled cage.
As we know, cold hardy bananas such as sikkimensis and basjoo actually start to grow at lower temperatures, in the 40-50 degree range. Not much, but still growing. Beeing in a coastal zone 8, we can have some warm days, even in January. My guess is that it would not be a good thing to have a wrapped banana start to grow in the middle of winter? Could this also be the reason why some people are having a hard time overwintering sikkimensis, simply because it grows so well at lower temps.? Or am I way off?