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#1 petesredtraps

 
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 18:21 PM

After last year's savage Winter I wonder if VFTs in the greenhouse would benefit form some sort of mulch as extra protection against the cold. After last year I'm really concerned.

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 18:23 PM

heater?

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 23:38 PM

I'm trying polystyrene boxes this year. If it gets really cold it's also easy to bring them inside.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 06:38 AM

I'm due to get a greenhouse in a months time, so my mum'll want the plants out of the porch (Took them in due to wind, didn't take em' out again.) So this has been on my mind too. If we get snow like we did last year, that's the roof sorted ;) But i'm still wondering what to use for the floor. A heater may be on the list.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:17 AM

I found the best thing for flytraps was to put them on the greenhouse floor so they acclimatised to the winter cold. The only losses I had were on the benches. All the ones on the floor were large and healthy and by far the best plants this year.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:23 AM

Could it be that the stone radiated the small amount of heat they'd collected during the day?

In theory the air at the bottom of the greenhouse should be coldest, on grass at least.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 11:13 AM

Could it be that the stone radiated the small amount of heat they'd collected during the day?

In theory the air at the bottom of the greenhouse should be coldest, on grass at least.


Hi Alexis,
no chance! These were out of the sun on a cold concrete floor! When you come here next week, I will show you where they were kept.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:41 PM

Great - I'd be interested to see.