Posted 29 January 2008 - 16:49 PM
We newbies all ask questions that some of the more experienced growers will see as sheer common sense. Thats life but spare a thought for us, we always appreciate the help and know you guys must get sick of it but we all have to start somewhere and asking on this forum is the best way to learn.
Stozy - for what its worth I think the only thing you really need to know is that you're best option is to move the plants you have mentioned to the greenhouse. Clear some room and leave them there for the winter, temps will be cold enough there and plants will resume growth when they're good and ready (and when the weather is a bit warmer!!).
Posted 29 January 2008 - 18:35 PM
I am not, you're doing a fine job of that yourself.
I must ask you one more question though.
Is English your first language?
Posted 29 January 2008 - 19:38 PM
Posted 29 January 2008 - 22:41 PM
The greenhouse is the best place. I am sure if you squeeze all your plants up a bit you can fit a couple more in, it always amazes me where I find space, but where there's a will there's a way.
Your capensis will be fine indoors anyway, it doesn't need to have a dormancy, in fact as has been pointed out earlier it isn't natural for them, but being almost bombproof, it doesn't do them any real harm either. Your Sarras do need a dormancy. If they have stopped growing and last years pitchers are slowly dieing back then it has probably been cold enough for them. They don't need to freeze, they just need to be below about 6C to sleep well.
The greenhouse is better for them not only because it gives them the best chance of the correct temperatures, but the light available to the plants is greater than on a windowsill so the pitchers will be stronger and sturdier than if they are stretching to get adequate light and also more colourful when they do grow. In your position if there really is no space in the greenhouse, I would be looking to evict something less important to make room.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 13:31 PM
i think i will put my Flava into the greenhouse and maybe another few but i will keep the plants that did the best inside last year in the same place. (if you get that)
Posted 30 January 2008 - 13:39 PM
Which other plants?? I hope these plants arent Sarracenias that you are talking about. All Sarra's will do best outside in the greenhouse where they will get a proper dormancy.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 17:37 PM
just to point out the flava outside is an experiment cos that plant has done rather badly recently inside so it is a test to see if the its strange growing habit of the new forming pictures curling and snapping off can be avoided.
SO anyway please dont slate my strange ways the plants do well on a window sill (SP) for me :)
this pic is of my collection last year (i now have a few more)
these were grown and hibernated on my window dont look to bad ?
the 3rd pot from the left (big pots) is the flave it is not so good that is why i put it outside this year as a test. If you look closely you can see its pitchers that are growing are curlely :S
Edited by stozy, 30 January 2008 - 17:41 PM.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 18:13 PM
Please try and stay consistant stozy.
You only put out one S.flava as a test?
Why did you say you'd put them all out?
And why did you have to do a test with the flava if you already have Sarracenia outside in a bog?
And you wonder why I can't take you seriously.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 19:00 PM
EDIT - P.S. That sundew looks huge!!
Edited by LJ, 30 January 2008 - 19:00 PM.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 20:56 PM
Fred - That was last spring/early summer just for the nice weather when it was warm+sunny i usually keep them INSIDE i know i am confusing you sorry...feel free to continue making me look and feel very stupid :)
and the one in the bog is very young not big and if you read my previous posts you would see i have clearly stated i am using this flava plant outside becuase it has not done well at all inside and grows really weirdly :)
i am sure you can work it out.......
Edited by stozy, 30 January 2008 - 20:59 PM.
Posted 30 January 2008 - 21:09 PM
Edited by FredG, 30 January 2008 - 21:11 PM.