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By thepitchergrower
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Sarracenia food chain: Flies -> Sarracenia -> Turkey -> Dog :shock:
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By _-SphagnumFromHell-_
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I heard an easy fix for squirrels messing with your plants is to stick loads of toothpicks into the surface of the substrate. I remember someone on this forum even posting security camera footage of a squirrel repeatedly trying and failing to uproot a plant.
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By Panman
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_-SphagnumFromHell-_ wrote: Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:27 am I heard an easy fix for squirrels messing with your plants is to stick loads of toothpicks into the surface of the substrate. I remember someone on this forum even posting security camera footage of a squirrel repeatedly trying and failing to uproot a plant.
I tried that. My sphagnum grew up around it and I keep sticking myself when I work on the bog.
By slicric78
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Operation toe punk is in effect.

Toothpicks set. Camera pointed at plants.

Let's stop the destruction!
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By slicric78
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Ha! It won't let me write toe punk. It changes it to punk. That's too funny.
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By Ewreck
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Lol it’s like some Vietnam pungi spikes booby trap. Hope it works for you
By jkochuni
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I have this wonderful glass cold frame. I have also found Cilicia gravel to keep things off my plants.Image


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By Sundews69
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jkochuni wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:31 pm I have this wonderful glass cold frame. I have also found Cilicia gravel to keep things off my plants.Image


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Oh, that's nice. Where did you get it?
By jkochuni
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Sundews69 wrote:
jkochuni wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:31 pm I have this wonderful glass cold frame. I have also found Cilicia gravel to keep things off my plants.Image


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Oh, that's nice. Where did you get it?
I bought the frame from overseas, and had the glass cut locally. Their products are top notch, and look great. I live in Iowa, and even in 100+ degrees My VFTs and Sarracenia love it. Never had a bird or raccoon bother the plants inside, and you can close it up during a storm.

https://www.garden-products.co.uk/shop/ ... QwMzkzNy4w


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By jkochuni
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jkochuni wrote:
Sundews69 wrote:
jkochuni wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 11:31 pm I have this wonderful glass cold frame. I have also found Cilicia gravel to keep things off my plants.Image


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Oh, that's nice. Where did you get it?
I bought the frame from overseas, and had the glass cut locally. Their products are top notch, and look great. I live in Iowa, and even in 100+ degrees My VFTs and Sarracenia love it. Never had a bird or raccoon bother the plants inside, and you can close it up during a storm.

https://www.garden-products.co.uk/shop/ ... QwMzkzNy4w


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Sorry, no plants in it yet, as the weather is just starting to look good here in Iowa.


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By Sundews69
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I think that's a lot of work for me so probably won't do it. I know how you feel living in Iowa! I'm from Wisconsin and it's still been pretty cold except for this week which has been 85-90 degrees.
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Sundews69 wrote:I think that's a lot of work for me so probably won't do it. I know how you feel living in Iowa! I'm from Wisconsin and it's still been pretty cold except for this week which has been 85-90 degrees.
40 to 90 in one week. Gotta love it. Next year I’m finally getting a 8x10 greenhouse. Going to over winter the plants in my garage so it can be unheated.


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