Answer: Winter care of bananas is crucial in areas that experience frost. Here's what to do: Sometime in October, before frost, dig up the plant and cut off the rest of the leaves at the top so each looks like a great, fat pole. Put it in a small container with only the soil that clings. Then set it in a basement or garage where temperatures in winter hover around 50 degrees. Water it once and then allow it to go dormant for the rest of the winter. In the spring, when air and soil temperatures warm, plant the roots outdoors.
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