This set of forums is an archive of our old CGI-Based forum platform (UBB.Classic) that was never imported to our current forum (UBB.threads); as such, no new postings or registrations are allowed here.

Please instead direct all questions and postings to the our current forum here.
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Newbie with banana problems!!!
#37375 July 22nd, 2005 at 09:46 AM
Joined: Jul 2005
R
rnc069 Offline OP
Junior Member
OP Offline
Junior Member
R
Joined: Jul 2005
Greetings! I live in Southern IN (zone a) and received 6 banana trees last spring. With good luck, I ended up with 21 trees. Before the first frost, I took them out, wrapped the roots in trash bags with a little soil and put them it my outside room. I kept the heat on to keep my washer from freezing and cut off most of the lower leaves (to save space). They were in there almost 6 months. spring rolls around, the sun comes out and I pop a few beers. Long story short: I did'nt dig the holes big enough, I added no sand to the soil, I did'nt even plant them straight! So I am down to 7 trees and they are not growing like they did last year. Will the big trees (9 foot tall 6 feet to the bottom branch) sprout leaves closer to the ground? Should I dig the small ones out, add sand and peat, and replant trees? Should I not cut the leaves off in the fall when I dig them out (to save moisture?). Any secrets to get healthy trees? Any info helps. Thanks for reading!

Re: Newbie with banana problems!!!
#37376 July 25th, 2005 at 02:33 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Member
Offline
Member
Joined: Nov 2004
HI wavey rnc069 I just dig mine up after the first frost and wash all the soil off the roots do not put them in a bag they might mold on you.i cut all the leafs off at the top of the stalk of mine and store them in a heated place in cardboard boxes.I all ways dig the hole bigger and deeper than the root ball so the trees will have loose dirt to spread its roots and water them a lot the new leafs will start to grow in a couple of weeks from the top of the stalks keep them wet they should put on babys from the roots then can be separated when you dig them up.i do not add sand or peat moss just good top soil just dig about a foot around from where the center of the plant will be to make a larger hole before you plant.i would dig them up and separate the small ones then replant making the holes larger and deeper then water soke them twice a week till you get new growth on them then just soke them one time a week after that.hope this helps and good luck with your banana trees.your friend in gardening.mike57 wavey flw flw


[Linked Image]
No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent.

Link Copied to Clipboard
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4
(Release build 20200307)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.2.24 Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 17 (0.006s) Memory: 0.7512 MB (Peak: 0.8143 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-09-27 22:54:50 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS