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Re: The garden is growing!!!! Santa Claus came to visit!!!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2022 6:00 pm
by thepitchergrower
Intheswamp wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 5:24 pm
thepitchergrower wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 3:36 pm Remember to keep the sundews under high humidity until they re-booger... dang. Santa's delivering presents on Memorial Day weekend?
I think they're in pretty good shape. The peat mix seems to be good and moist this morning...I'm hoping I didn't overdo the extra peat in the mix but I sense my flytraps dry out too quick at the top while there's still moisture down below...but past the depth of the roots. :?

Here's a shot of the mix that I used, it looks ok to me...???IMG_4843 (Custom).JPG
Even if they are still in good shape, I would suggest keeping them under a humidity dome. Usually they need time to adjust to your conditions, and recover from shipping shock. Just my suggestion... Soil mix looks fine.

Re: The garden is growing!!!! Santa Claus came to visit!!!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2022 6:50 pm
by Intheswamp
Sunlight... Should they be in limited light for a while? @thepitchergrower , I'll look into rigging up a dome for them. Are you talking about all of the plants or just the sundews?

Re: The garden is growing!!!! Santa Claus came to visit!!!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2022 7:24 pm
by thepitchergrower
Just the sundews. I would keep them in less light (maybe filtered through a south facing window). If you keep them outside in full sun, you risk over heating them or getting sunburned...
ChefDean wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:19 pm Tough love for Flytraps, they bounce back better. Drosera are like the wimpy kid that always got picked last in gym class, you gotta baby them.

Re: The garden is growing!!!! Santa Claus came to visit!!!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2022 8:54 pm
by Intheswamp
I'm entering a hairpin learning curve, I'm afraid. So the pitchers can handle full sun but the sundews need open shade (not direct sun). Is this just for acclimation or from here on out???

Here is what I came up with for a humdity dome. All these are outside. The high temperature today was 85F, but it will continue to rise into the low-90's by first of the week. Should all of the sundews come inside? Leave the pitchers outside?

Here's my answer to a humidity dome...still plenty of air passing beneath so I'm not sure if it's raising the humidity under there very much but I'm a bit skiddish of reducing airflow much more than this with the heat outside. :?
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I suppose it might be some protection against critters, too.

Re: The garden is growing!!!! Santa Claus came to visit!!!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2022 8:55 pm
by Carnies
Do not use a humidity dome outside, if you have grow lights or a really sunny windowsill I suggest bringing the sundews inside or let them get acclimated outside. The pitchers should be fine outside.

Re: The garden is growing!!!! Santa Claus came to visit!!!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2022 10:22 pm
by Intheswamp
Carnies wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 8:55 pm Do not use a humidity dome outside, if you have grow lights or a really sunny windowsill I suggest bringing the sundews inside or let them get acclimated outside. The pitchers should be fine outside.
Thanks, Carnies. I'll forgo the humidity dome outside. The greenhouse effect is one reason for the raised dome...I just didn't trust the dappled shade that I moved them over to. Do I need to go easy on full sunlight for a few days on both the pitchers and sundews, or just the sundews and let the pitchers go ahead and have full sun?

Re: The garden is growing!!!! Santa Claus came to visit!!!

Posted: Sun May 29, 2022 2:24 am
by Carnies
Both should have some time to adjust.