coconut palms in mi?
i was wondering wether it would be possible to grow coconut palms outdoors in the winter. not regular kinds, i would plant village dwarf in a raised bed so i can cover the entire hill with plastic, hopefully keeping the roots dry enough so the plant survives. the winter usually gets around 0 to -5 degrees f, however, the winter we just had was 20 degrees warmer. will the plants survive long enough to produce fruit? the fruit i'm sure will happen, as coconut's can be eaten very young, they also are produced every month, and we have a couple really hot months here in mi. the thing i'm worried about is wether the palms will survive. i'm also going to mound soil over the trunk and cover it with leaves for extra protection. will this work?