Basjoo Storage

kata

Basjoo Storage

Post by kata » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:16 am

Its in a pot,

Best plan, plant it now or take it indoors when frost warnings arrives?

Its not done to well in the pot but its the first year.

Thanks!

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flounder

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by flounder » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:29 am

I'd plant out next spring. If you take it indoors, not somewhere too warm

kata

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by kata » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:40 pm

Thanks Flounder,

Hallway is pretty cool in winter.

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Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:02 pm

Keep it anywhere between 0 and 10 degrees overwinter otherwise it will grow. It doesn't need light below around 10 degrees.

kata

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by kata » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:22 pm

Thanks Kris,

Can I reduce the stem at all?

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Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:58 pm

kata wrote:Thanks Kris,

Can I reduce the stem at all?

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Yes to any height you wish.

fern Rob

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by fern Rob » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:19 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:
kata wrote:Thanks Kris,

Can I reduce the stem at all?

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Yes to any height you wish.
Wouldn't it kill the main stem if you made the stem to small?

kata

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by kata » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:25 pm

Rob,

Whats happened is the bottom leaves were brown, speckled, looked aweful.

Its not grown that much in leaves and even after all the heat its still only got six leaves. It had been well watered, fed four tabs of slow release so I don't know what went wrong with it..

..So I want to be bringing it indoors but not that tall so I will just chop it halfway. I also have an ensete to house.

Thanks Kris, your a diamond guy.

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cordyman

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by cordyman » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:38 pm

Kata i'd bring it in, or stick in unheated plastic greenhouse, with a fleece bag over it. Mine in pots come through with an intact p-stem like this no problem.

Then plant next Spring for better growth and straw cage winter 2014
fern Rob wrote:
Yorkshire Kris wrote:
kata wrote:Thanks Kris,

Can I reduce the stem at all?

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Yes to any height you wish.
Wouldn't it kill the main stem if you made the stem to small?

you can lop them right back to the base and they just throw up new rollers, forming a new p-stem.

fern Rob

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by fern Rob » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:15 pm

I have learned something new, I thought cutting them to the floor would kill them . :(

cordyman

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by cordyman » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:34 am

fern Rob wrote:I have learned something new, I thought cutting them to the floor would kill them . :(

At the start of this season I kept cutting all my pups right back to the soil as didnt want them, everyone would come back within a week and start growing again :lol: The ones I don't protect over winter also get cut back naturally by frost to the ground, and regrow from the same stem.

RenStimpy

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by RenStimpy » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:09 pm

cordyman wrote:The ones I don't protect over winter also get cut back naturally by frost to the ground, and regrow from the same stem.
After a long frost and many months of bad weather even an unprotected Musella Lasiocarpa regrowed. I first noticed it in July and it's very small but even so I was surprised. :shock: I have a few that I overwinter above zero and they do well.

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sanatic1234

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by sanatic1234 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:08 pm

next year kata in the summer get chicken pellets scattered a round the base weekly with LOADS of water and the leaves will grow fast. So impressed with mine this year.

kata

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by kata » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:31 pm

Thanks Cordy and San!

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Panama Pete

Re: Basjoo Storage

Post by Panama Pete » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:57 am

I actually put mine in the ground purchased in october and used staw method and there wasnt a problem.

I just gave 13 pups away and advises this, however if you have room in the house thats great.

Did you catch rat kata:-)

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