What's my best bet for dormancy in Illinois
Posted 05 July 2011 - 18:06 PM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 20:05 PM
Edited by dchasselblad74, 07 July 2011 - 10:47 AM.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:57 AM
Ik what you mean about the brutal weather. I went outside and 12' of snow . wow...
Posted 07 July 2011 - 10:46 AM
Posted 07 July 2011 - 13:55 PM
Posted 07 July 2011 - 22:59 PM
Do you have pics of them emerging from dormancy? And how'd you go about watering? Would it be bad if I mulched 24"?
My friend that helped me get all of the straw out took photos of the spring clean up...I will ask him If I can upload them onto CPUK. I water my plants as soon as I see the top soil drying out, so basically almost every other day. I used to have them in standing water, but mosquitoes breed in the trays, so I decided to take all the trays out. Im not sure if 24" of mulch would be either good or bad, but I know that Sarracenias would like to "Breathe" even in dormant state. Meaning they would like for rain to filter in and some moisture to evaporate(to prevent from Botrytis from setting in due to lack of air movement)
Posted 08 July 2011 - 00:04 AM
Posted 08 July 2011 - 14:06 PM
Thanks. I mean watering in the dormant period. How big were the pots?
I water the ones in those pots(1 gallon) just enough so the soil is not dry, but it's also not dripping wet, before I shut them in those garbage bags then I bury them in the 15 inch of straw. This year I will spray them with sulphur based fungucide to prevent mold, cause I noticed there were a few pots that were moldy, but it didnt affect the plants.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 15:47 PM
Posted 14 July 2011 - 17:53 PM
Thanks. That watering lasted them the whole winter? When did you take them out? Are they outside all year long?
Sorry ....Yes that watering lasted them all winter, the key is for them not to not dry out. Yes my plants are outside all year long....