To start off I live in a cold winter climate. I bring my plants in because it's to temperamental for them to survive outside all winter. As we learned in the dormancy thread it's the freezing and thawing repeatedly that will kill your plant.
If you have a lot of plants, you may want to consider throwing them in the garage. Also do not use a fridge dormancy for low growing opened topped sarracenia. I did and ended up with mold problems in that bag. I managed to save the plant, but it was a PITA having to keep treating it and keep it isolated.
Step one, let the plant go dormant. I let mine get hit by several frosts before I placed them in the fridge. The plants are dormant now I'm ready to put them in the fridge. Let's get everything we need together and prepped.
1) New quality LFSM
2) Hydrogen peroxide (I used the Dollar Store stuff)
3) 5 large Tupperware bowls
4) Ziploc bags (I used gallon sized to keep each cultivar in its own bag)
5) A couple gallons of distilled water
6) A couple paper towels
7) Cinnamon (it's a cheap antifungal) thanks hollyhock fort the idea!
I dipped my paper towels in hydrogen peroxide, and cleaned the insides of the bags. Opened them up the best I could so they could air dry. While they were drying I mixed a 3:1 mix of hydrogen peroxide and distilled water, and filled Tupperware bowl number one with that. Then filled the bowl with LFSM, so it could rehydrate. You can go ahead and fill bowls numbered 2-4 with clean water now.
Get plant number one and unpot it, and throw the old media away. Clean, the plant thoroughly, remove all dead and or dying growth. If it has black anywhere the whole leaf needs to come off. You need to be very meticulous here with this step. So take your time and clean it.
Sarracenia are a little different with cleaning. Once you have the root zone clean and the dead growth removed you need to cut open pitchers back. Any open pitchers need cut back below the tube opening. If you cut and still see black in the middle of the tube, cut lower until the cut is green all of the way through. Phyllodia are fine to leave if you can fit them in the bag.
Now get a bag and label it with its contents. Take a handful of the hydrated LFSM and ring it out, place it in bowl two to rehydrate in clean water, ring it out. Follow these steps through bowls 3 and 4. Now take your plant that you've thoroughly cleaned and loosely wrap around the roots and rhiozome with your clean LFSM. This is not potting it doesn't need to be packed in at all. It's okay to have a six inch root in one inch of media, just make sure its in the media. I made a little birds nest with LFSM and set the plant in it, and then stuck a couple pieces around the top of the rhiozome under the leaves.
Now you can place the plug of media and plant into the bag. Once that bag has all of the plants that will be in there, you sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of the plants and media. Seal up the bag and place in the fridge.
I used a mini fridge, and if you do choose that route be careful with your plant placement. I placed my Megatraps to close to the freezer section and ended up freezing it solid for 2-3 weeks. The plant came out unharmed, but I much prefer to be safe and not sorry.
This is the only pic I have from my fridge dormancy, but it should give you a good idea of the packing and placement in the bags.
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