by tross » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:15 pm
by Matt » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:06 pm
tross wrote:What is too small?
tross wrote:Or is there a too small and should as at this size just bring them in and give them heat and light and love?
by howardg » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:04 pm
by bananaman » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:55 pm
howardg wrote:I am a brande new grower and had another dormancy question. I am in zone 5/6 so probably too cold to keep the flytraps outside without mulching etc. I have seen it suggested to keep them in an unheated garage. I have a detached unheated garage and could keep them there (there are even a few broken windows .
However, I have also seen it suggested that the plants stay in sunlight or have available sunlight. The garage has a window so it isn't 'pitch black' but the window is right next to a tree and the amount of light that gets in is pretty minimal.
Is this OK or do they need to be sitting in the tray of water with light? I have seen mulching suggested, but wouldn't six or seven inches of mulch (that is what I have seen suggested) actually put the plant in total darkness? Likewise with doing a 'refrigerator dormancy'......no light. So I am confused about the need to provide sunlight during dormancy.
Thanks...this is my first post by the way
by howardg » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:26 am
by Fieldofscreams » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:06 pm
by howardg » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Fieldofscreams wrote:Im in zone 5a/b and I put my plants in my attached insulated garage and it still got well below freezing quite a few times in there, pots didn't freeze solid BUT the plant parts above the surface froze repeatedly and slowly died off, some pots looked like there wasn't anything in them at all.
I put them under a Marshydro300 on a astronomical timer so that it comes on at sunrise and turns off at sunset.
They all came right back in the spring, no losses.
by Lukebart02 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:35 am
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