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Is the idea of keeping temperate carnivores less wet in Winter for any real biological reason (I assume most northern bogs are at their most flooded in Winter; they are in the UK), or is is for horticultural reasons so plants are easier to handle and it keeps fungal diseases down?

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It's the risk of botrytis in the stagnant air of a greenhouse. You can keep them as wet as you like outside in winter in moving air.

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2nd the previous comments.  When I first had a greenhouse used to heat it and keep the CPs wet - botrytis heaven! Struggled to control it each winter.  Now I barely heat  (frost free only) and keep the plants just damp and not a sign.  I also have a lot of plants outside, some in deep troughs so the water can be over the top of the pots at time (sarra). This causes no problems at all.

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