by Mawy_Plants » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:39 pm
by Orit » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:33 am
by Mawy_Plants » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:49 pm
by FlyTrap Hunter » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:47 am
I hope Orit is doing well. I have not heard from you and hope your pregnancy is going okay. I know you have been exhausted. Send baby pictures when you have some.Orit wrote:Hi, Mawy! My 3 pygmies are doing great! Many of my plants have been suffering, though, as mentioned, and it's been mostly due to neglect... and that neglect is mostly due to pregnancy brain and the sheer exhaustion of growing a human. It's been hard enough just keeping them alive now and I'm afraid how they will fare after the baby arrives. I know that despite best intentions, everything goes out the window with a newborn. That's really the reason I haven't been online much. Found out a few months ago and my world changed in that instant.
some of my baby pots recently did a nose dive off my window as well. we'll see what survives that, though it shouldn't be too bad. Did your pygmies make it okay?
I finally took the time to really examine my outdoor VFTs other than basically opening the cooler lid most mornings, closing it most nights, and occasionally putting a hot water bottle in there if the temp drops really low and i actually remember. Several of the dead leaves were covered with mold, which i cut off. the plants have shrunk severely, not only due to dormancy, but being left outside (though in that cooler) for nearly every day and night of the colorado winter, and that I neglected watering too long at least once. Between that and the fungus gnats earlier in the season, which I've finally controlled with mosquito dunks, many divisions have died, but I think every plant is still alive and some even look pretty decent with the dead leaves trimmed. overall, though, I'm largely impressed with how well a simple but large styrofoam cooler has protected them, and it was the only practical solution I had that allows them to get any sun.
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