Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Panama Pete

Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by Panama Pete » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:39 pm

I decided to unwrap the Basjoo this weekend. The temperatures have been so good, I want to get a head start on the growth.

They are trying to uncurl leaves already. It hit a high of 23oc in the garden this weekend. If a hard frost is forecase I will lightly wrap in fleece, but the frosts have been very weak this year in my garden.
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doncasterpalmguy123

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:28 pm

They're looking good pete and what a great day to do it on. Unfortunatly were still gonna be getting some -2C temps up here :roll:

kata

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by kata » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:54 am

When we say unwrap does that include the brown skin?

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Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by The Codfather » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:47 pm

nope.....
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kata

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by kata » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:32 pm

Understood.... :lol: :lol:

Thanks Coddy!

cordyman

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by cordyman » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:14 pm

kata wrote:When we say unwrap does that include the brown skin?

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someone on here mentioned the benefit of them getting culled to the ground is they regrow that brand new green trunk, this can also be achieved by simply peeling the old brown skin of the saved p-stem :D

Panama Pete

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by Panama Pete » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:40 pm

Get them all out the wrappers chaps, spring is here icon_sunny

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Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by cordyman » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:03 pm

Panama Pete wrote:Get them all out the wrappers chaps, spring is here icon_sunny

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Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by otorongo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:04 pm

I just received a shipment of a small basjoo, going to plant it this weekend. It's in its pot now, outside of course like Nature intended icon_thumleft

No chance of frost here.

sam140

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by sam140 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:05 pm

New paddles coming out on the basjoos now here in Cambridgeshire. They are up against a south west facing wall though. Spring has sprung :)

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Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by Kristen » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:14 pm

Panama Pete wrote:Get them all out the wrappers chaps, spring is here
How much cold will they take? These are my overnight MINs for April / May, let alone the rest of March ...
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6 of last 9 sub-zero in the first half of April, 1 of 9 in the second half of April, and 1 of 9 very nearly touching zero in the middle of May :(

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Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by otorongo » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:25 pm

The lowest overnight low in the 14 day forecast for here is 5C, I'm sure they can take that icon_thumleft

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Post by cordyman » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:34 pm

sam140 wrote:New paddles coming out on the basjoos now here in Cambridgeshire. They are up against a south west facing wall though. Spring has sprung :)

I normally call them rollers, but paddles I like that LOL

Kristen

Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by Kristen » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:12 pm

otorongo wrote:The lowest overnight low in the 14 day forecast for here is 5C, I'm sure they can take that icon_thumleft
I have that view on things that just have some fleece chucked over them - Tree Ferns for example - but I have a cage full of straw around my Nanas because I want to protect the Pseudostem. If I uncover them and we get -4C for a couple of night is that going to stuff the pseudostems I wonder?

My thinking is that: the plants can push a new roller out of the top of the straw if they want to, and that can get frosted then the pseudostem will still be OK and the plant can push out another roller.
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Re: Musa Basjoo Unwrapped this weekend

Post by cordyman » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:14 pm

Kristen wrote:
otorongo wrote:The lowest overnight low in the 14 day forecast for here is 5C, I'm sure they can take that icon_thumleft
In have that view on things that just have some fleece chucked over them - Tree Ferns for example - but I have a cage full of straw around my Nanas because I want to protect the Pseudostem. If I uncover them and we get -4C for a couple of night is that going to stuff the pseudostems I wonder?

My thinking is that: the plants can push a new roller out of the top of the straw if they want to, and that can get frosted then the pseudostem will still be OK and the plant can push out another roller.

I did this with my Musa last year when frost was still about , just took the fleece off top but kept cage and strawer in place, some rollers got frosted but p-stem intact :D

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