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By Bobioden
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I just received my first order from FTS. Mature Flaming Lips. I can't wait fo the spring to watch it grow. I caught a fly, so it had it's first meal.
I have a covered porch, or a basement. Which would be best for the winter dormancy?
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By MikeB
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Bobioden wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:11 amI have a covered porch, or a basement. Which would be best for the winter dormancy?
Can't answer that until we know where you're located.
By ChefDean
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An unheated, but insulated garage would work for a Denver dormancy. Put it in there after the first hard frost and keep it damp until Springtime temps stay above 35°F. But make sure it stays above freezing. I know the Front Range can be very unpredictable.
Absent a garage, put it in the coldest part of your basement and keep it damp until Spring.
Light isn't a great factor while dormant, at least I haven't found it to be. My temperate plants go in my unheated, insulated, windowless, garage for a Tennessee dormancy.
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