I don't think anyone likes that smell lloyd! But if you have it in a sealed air tight container it should be no problem. On top of how diluted it is that after a day you can't smell it anymore anyway. I have 2 of those containers in the pics in my fridge and even if I open it it doesn't smell of no damp. I understand any concerns aor smell hatred but it works. I suppose you could go without it but I'm not taking the chance with over 50 plants. As soon as one goes bad its all over but the cryin!!!!
I want to thank you again Rug for this post. Honestly the whole "dormancy" issue was pushing me closer to getting rid of these jems and only going for neps and non-dormancy plants. I know it sounds pathetic, but hey, I don't mind. I also chopped down the pitchers on my sarr's and put them in the same container. Here's to hope! Thanks again
Well thanks for the thanks everyone and you are all welcome! I am more of a "hands on, I see it done I can do it" type of person. So I figured that if I was confused on a topic then logic states that I am not going to be the only one! Thats why I did this! It seemed as there was so many questions and no real "walk you right through it" answers. I was shown how to do this by Syble last year, so I figured that a tutorial walkthrough would be beneficial to everyone to see exactly how, at least someone, has done it.
Again you are all welcome and I in turn thank you!
Rug, would it be possibly for you to include several pictures of what your plants looked like while in dormancy and purhaps a few after as well (for coming out of dormancy tutorial).
Ive followed your method pretty close as its not possibly to do other methods where I live, and I think it would be nice to confirm what your plants are looking/going through. I also think your tutorial is so good that you should include a , how to come out of dormancy properly tutorial as well.
Thanks for your time and effort on this subject! You have atleast helped me greatly.
Yeah I can do that. Pretty much right now everything is looking the same as when it went in. I checked it yesterday after I read this request. I could take a pic but there would be nohting to report. I usually check it about every month and a half (if that). Last year I got some mold but was able to rinse the plants and reapply no damp only once. I can check them more often for the sake of this post and post a pic once every few weeks if everyone likes!
Yes please, my vft personally have lost a little red in the traps (expected) but as far as growth looks they are still the same.
If you do get mold, some picks on what it looks like/how you treated it would be invaluable.
Im sure you already know, but alot of people are using your guide as a basics for how to do vft dormancy via fridge and I for one am. So anything extra you can do makes me a little more confident personally.
Post by absintheRTP on Dec 11, 2008 18:56:50 GMT -5
And what about just leaving them outside, I read on another FOrum, that a guy from Quebec city leaves his VFT outside into is minibog, under the snow, and they all survived perfectly to the last winter we had...
Ok as promised I have opened up my tupperware containers to check on the dormancy. I took this photo which pretty much sums up what they look like. There are a few more black leaves and a couple of traps that had some mold on them (they were traps with bugs in them when I put them to sleep.) After taking this photo I trimmed the blackend leaves off again the same as before and resprayed them with the no-damp solution.
Please note that I ususally don't check on them untill mid to late January. So you can wait till them to check on them, although results may vary.
Its been quite sometime now and i noticed the LFS getting a bit dry but not bone dry. I haven't used any No Damp solution at all yet and everything seems fine. I did notice some of the traps starting to turn black. Im guessing this is either the normal life cycle of a leaf dying or maybe its getting a bit dry and they require extra water/moisture.
I think it's gotta be normal. Most plants that have dormancy loose most of thier leaves and get them back come spring. I've been making sure my sphagnum is wet and has a little extra liquid in the bottom. I am useing No Damp for them. They are turning black very slowly, only ones I've cut off were the ones that had food in them. Some of the others have a little black around the lips of the trap, but not many. No probs yet (fingers crossed)
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
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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!
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dvg: Salivating up your drools?
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dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
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