With my recent Sarr. purchase I've had to build another fortified bog. This time I started with a 15 gal stock tank from TSC. I built a frame from cedar left over from my deck. I started the PVC frame for the net thinking 20' of pipe would be enough, but I was wrong. This time I used 1/2" PVC vs 3/4" I used the last time.
I find that a garage is a great place for temperate plants. two things I found out: 1) if you cover your plants in the garage as in keep it dark and cold they have a better dormancy (have some airflow too, very important) tested with purp venosa. 2) no cover and you let your plant stay in the light; plants come out of dormancy faster. tested with purp purp. Slower growth than venosa at start.
Dont know if any of this is true or I was just lucky. I am just saying what I saw.
Also if you want to leave your plants ourside then a few layers of burlap does the trick. I have done this with a bog and a deep pot. The bog did great but the pot was meh. so unless the plants are planted deep enough with insulation then you'd be good.
Post by sharonplants on Sept 9, 2017 13:17:20 GMT -5
Last year the Sarracenia I tried to grow on a ledge in the pond were ravaged by racoons. I love the planters you have constructed, especially the one with the under bed box.
I'm now thinking about overwintering. The first year I had Sarracenia i just overwintered them in the house where they seemed to thrive and 3 even bloomed. Last year I overwintered them in clear dommed window well in a rubbermaid bin.4 of the 7 plants died. I also have an unheated greenhouse and a garage attached to the house. we live in Sarnia, ON. Should seedling Sarrs. and sundews also go through dormancy?
This will be my first winter and I don't have a plan yet for my outside plants. All of the plants I started from seed this year will spend the winter indoors except a few sacrificial seedlings I'm going to leave out to see if they survive.
dvg: below the snow, asleep it is.
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:02 GMT -5
dvg: Still grassroots dream of their rise,
Mar 20, 2019 16:59:40 GMT -5
dvg: in sunny days, on blue skies
Mar 20, 2019 17:00:13 GMT -5
insectivore: Then Boom we Get hit with yet another Snow Storm in Quebec...
Mar 23, 2019 8:19:19 GMT -5
dvg: Parts of Quebec got hit with a lot of snow.
Mar 23, 2019 20:29:10 GMT -5
dvg: These late March snow storms are easier to digest than the mid-May wintry blasts that do so much damage to the trees
Mar 23, 2019 20:33:09 GMT -5
insectivore: Agreed! we got a good 10-12 inches but the warm days are taking care of it!!
Mar 27, 2019 18:04:28 GMT -5
dvg: That was a decent dump of snow!
Mar 28, 2019 8:49:24 GMT -5
dvg: With the days now longer than the nights and the noonday sun rising higher in the sky each day, it won't be long before winter is just an afterthought
Mar 28, 2019 8:53:16 GMT -5
lloyd: The plants wandered out of the garage and zoomed back in before a dump of snow.
Mar 31, 2019 19:21:44 GMT -5
dvg: landscapes draped in snow
Mar 31, 2019 20:39:55 GMT -5
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5