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?
I'm in Quebec City so a bit colder than you. I overwinter my sarr and drosera in a unheated garage. I cover the CPs with styrofoam boxes to protect them from temperature shock (when we open the garage door at -35C) and to keep them in near darkness so that they don't grow etiolated. It's been a few year now and almost no lost. There's still some air movement between the foam panel to prevent mould. Also, I remove the water and only keep the media moist, not damp.
Those are mature plants, I do not overwinter seedlings.
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