Ah... a bigger refrigerator!
the plants sit about 5-feet below ground level,
so just being underground provides a lot of insulation..
and probably some warmth seeps through the door from the basement..
I checked the temp several times last winter, and it was pretty much a steady 34-36 degrees down there..even when it was MUCH colder outside..
you keep a disposable camera in your fridge?
I was wondering the same thing xP Why did you have Kodak stuff in that fridge?
The difference between our respective approaches centers around light and air circulation. I like to keep them open and responsive to the photoperiod. Do you apply a fungicide?
And again, who can argue with success.... year after year after year...!
The disposable was probably a "test" camera..I used to have tons of disposables lying around..not any more though.
Im shooting mostly digital these days..although my wife is still a purist shooting film with her SLR..
nope, I never use fungicide..every February when I open up the bogs there is usually some white whispy mold that has grown over the winter, but it never seems to harm the plants..I suspect the extreme cold (35F) helps keep the mold under control..it grows, but very slowly..if my plants were at 50 degrees all winter I would worry more..
for me, mold does happen over the winter, but is never a real concern..when I open up the plants in February I just dump some water over the mold as I water the pots, and it disappears in days..
its just thin white whispy strands growing on the plant "stumps" that remain after I cut everything away in November..I dont believe it has killed, or even harmed, any of my plants.
oh! people were asking why the camera is in the fridge specifically!
I didnt catch that..
Film, and disposable cameras, should be stored in the fridge of you arent going to use them for awhile..
Film actually can be frozen..it stops the "aging process" of the film..
I recently used film from work that was frozen when it was first made, and had an "expiration date" of 1997..I used it 10 years after it "expired"..but because it had been frozen all these years, it was perfectly fine!
But people dont really need to know these kinds of things anymore..
film is nearly dead..
my wife lost her job because film has died..along with 75% of the Kodak workforce over the last 10 years..
Do you need to water the plants during dormancy? Can you just keep them in plastic bags like that without watering? Thanks for these "Year in the life" threads, they've been very helpful, informative, and fun to read!
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