excellent work once again Rug, im following in hopes for better success then lastyear. which was 0
How about sarr's?? i live in the prairie's were temps can get very cold and windy, could this method successfully be used for them aswell?? if top growth is trimmed maybe??
i dunno if right outside is an option for me, although they have been outside for 2 weeks now and top growht has began dieing off, temps are still fairly cool at times not the low 40's were can get here
thanks for the time and efort you put into this dormancy thread, very informative! it`s nice to see how others do their dormancy setup. here`s my basic steps that i have followed, but i`m no reference, this is my first time putting cp`s to bed for the winter. I cut down all the traps to about 1 centimeter above the substrate, i don`t bare root, i just stick the whole sha-bang in a ziplock, with some no damp and voila, all done, i did make sure that, a week before, i refrained from watering because they don`t need to be wet, just humid. as for sarrs, i did the same, i cut the traps off at the base, if there was a growth point i left it, and i wrapped it in some humid lsm, in a ziplock and to the fridge they go, it get too cold here in montreal, and for long periods of time as well so the fridge is the most convienent way to to so for me. Others use 10-12 inches of mulch if it is in-ground, it seem this isolates them enough to avoid freezing (0.5- 1 deg celcuis) i have not tried this, but it is an option, however alberta gets real cold for real long periods of time so i`d be cautious about the outdoor technique
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2008 15:24:16 GMT -5 by blokeman
by any chance.. was it you who bought the last NO DAMP bottle. Cuz they are now sold out for about a month now =( They decided to skip out on ordering more NO DAMP this shipment and next shipment is gona take forever. By any chance, could i borrow ur NO DAMP for a quick liberal spray? Ive been everywhere else around the city and no one carries them.
Anyone think that 1 month of no damp in the fridge will work?
Alrite, Its been about 2 weeks in the fridge now without "No Damp". I havent had the chance to go to one of the stores to buy it due to school. =(
Today however, I decided to give it a peek and one of the Trap and leaf is starting to look a sort of transparent colour. It almost looks see thru but not quite. Are these the early signs of mold? Also, Do i just cut off the infected areas if they realli are mold?