- I am just planning for next year. Too late to kick things up a notch now.
I have a Musa basjoo that I purchased about a year ago. I wintered it over in my basement under lights in my grow area. I planted it out after Mother's day. In my area, that is usually, but not always safe. (At MD 2 years ago we had a snow storm and temps in the 20s - a serious hard freeze that wiped out a lot of early gardeners (e.g. tomatoes)).
It is now well over 6 feet and has thrown a Pup. I will chop it down and mulch heavily.