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when do zone 7'ers...

Posted by mastiffhoo 7 (brianandshannonk@verizon.net) on
Sat, Apr 4, 09 at 19:57

uncover their naners?


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RE: when do zone 7'ers...

Mine are sprouting through the leaves which covered them.


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  • Posted by rokal LongIsland/z6b (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 8, 09 at 9:24

Due to the severe winter weather this year, my pseudo-stems didn't make it despite winter protection with bags of leaves. Therefore, I cut off the psuedo-stems and left mine uncovered.

If the weather forcast calls for a freeze, I will cover or mulch the corms.

Normally, if my pseudo-stems survive the winter, I uncover them permanently around April 15th (weather permitting).

Regards,
Rokal


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The local weatherman is saying we probably have had our last freeze.Next freeze for the year will be in October. Would it be okay to uncover my inground bananas and plant my new banana's ? I am eager to plant my potted banana's. They did not fare to well indoors this winter.


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The local weatherman is saying we probably have had our last freeze.Next freeze for the year will be in October. Would it be okay to uncover my inground bananas and plant my new banana's ? I am eager to plant my potted banana's. They did not fare to well indoors this winter.


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  • Posted by knotz 8/PNW SWWA (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 10, 09 at 1:41

Mine are outside now...I just watch the weather forcast...If the temps are going down into the mid upper 30's, they go back in the greenhouse...I'm not planting mine in the ground until night time temps stay around 50'.

Hope this helps :)


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  • Posted by gaalan z8 Atlanta (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 12, 09 at 20:36

I have gotten to the point now where I don't cover during winter. My basjoos are starting pretty close to the ground this year, but theres nothing wrong with that. Basjoo is fully capable of surviving zone 7 without protection, if one doesn't mind starting near ground level every year. For many years I was not of that mindset. I had to have big plants to start each new season. It is very difficult to overwinter tall stems successfully when winters are near normal. The famous hardiness of basjoo is not much imparted to its above ground tissues.


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I live in south Jersey and uncovered mine yestaurday April 17th. Last year it was April 13th and the year before it was April 20th. I don't actually pick a date, I let the weather tell me. As long as I figure the low temperture will no longer go down below approx 38 degrees or so for the rest of the season, I uncover.

Once again, Mine did well this winter. I have a large grouping of 6 that started as one plant. I left 3ft of stem on them when covering. They now stand 4 1/2ft tall, on day 2 as they grew 1 1/2ft over the winter. That top 1 1/2 ft is always bent over by the tarp but, by this morning, they straightened right up.


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all my bananas are growing some are growing a little faster than others like my basjoo and goldfinger. orincos applebananas green-red dwarf cavendish high mini super dwarf cavendish south african gold.


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I uncovered mine 8 days ago. They looked great. They ere already growing, about 6 " already.


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