With the recent warming trend, today I decided to unwrap my 2 Musa clumps (Sikkimensis and Basjoo). I had enclosed them both with a wire cage filled with straw and a plastic cover. Both faired very well. The main 2-4 yr old stalks were a little slimy but otherwise healthy and green. The pseudostem of the Sikkimensis is very thick, close to 12". Some of the emerging pups had rotted partway or all the way down. These I cut off down to the green growth level. I should see some great height this year. I had noticed signs of resident rodents, likely rats, that had formed tunnels in the straw. And although they did chew some of the plastic cover, fortunately they had not knawed on the plant material. I really do hate rats. Last fall while covering these bananas, I had a dozen rats jump out of the straw sack at me. Did I mention I hate rats? It wasn't a pretty scene. So I do plan on watching the forecast for any sudden temperature dives and will be sure to toss a light cover on if it gets cold. I know many of you don't do any wrapping, but it would be nice to see some bananas one of these years.