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    Wow! That's intricate! And to think I stuck a couple pots of VFT's, as was, in the butter keeper, back in 2004.

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    Thanks for the Alcohol clarification French..
    interesting..well, I suppose it could work!
    but you should probably clarify (in your first post) that one should just lightly rub the leaves with alcohol!..not spray down the whole bag with alcohol! (which someone might try!)
    we all need to be very exact and clear with these kinds of things!

    I never have any problems with mold..but maybe its due to the temps I keep my plants?
    my plants generally spend all winter at 35 degrees F..quite cold..
    (either in the fridge, or my current basement stairwell)
    perhaps mold might be a bigger issue at warmer temps? 45-50?
    perhaps..

    Scot

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    Thanks for the Alcohol clarification French..
    interesting..well, I suppose it could work!
    but you should probably clarify (in your first post) that one should just lightly rub the leaves with alcohol!..not spray down the whole bag with alcohol! (which someone might try!)
    we all need to be very exact and clear with these kinds of things!

    I never have any problems with mold..but maybe its due to the temps I keep my plants?
    my plants generally spend all winter at 35 degrees F..quite cold..
    (either in the fridge, or my current basement stairwell)
    perhaps mold might be a bigger issue at warmer temps? 45-50?
    perhaps..

    Scot

    Thanks for the input Scotty Any clarification I can add is always great!

    I believe that the issues with mold, 95% of the time for me, has been due to lack of air circulation i.e. ziplock bag!
    If I remember Scott, dont you keep your bogs intact and just bring them in by a large window or basement? I know someone does this and has had great success with it as well thanks to the more airy environment. I just wish I had a basement
    I'll update the rubbing alcohol part, in either case I recommend both neem and consan20 over it any day!

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    Well it took a couple hours but everything sure does look much better once it's OUT of the fridge! XD Everything made it, found just a few bags with a bit of mold but nothing serious whatsoever. Have some buds on the way as well!
    Moving everything tomorrow to a better location that gets more sun!

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    nice!
    congratulations, they look great!

    im really itching to get my plants out!
    but I think im going to wait a few more weeks yet..

    Scot

    ---------- Post added at 04:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:20 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by F R e N c H 3 z View Post
    If I remember Scott, dont you keep your bogs intact and just bring them in by a large window or basement? I know someone does this and has had great success with it as well thanks to the more airy environment. I just wish I had a basement
    I'll update the rubbing alcohol part, in either case I recommend both neem and consan20 over it any day!
    I still wrap them up tight in plastic..even though they are going into the basement stairwell..
    if its cold enough, mold is not a serious concern..

    I would worry a lot more about mold if you had pots wrapped in plastic at 40 or 50 degrees..that would much less healthy..but at 35 degrees virtually nothing grows..
    the little bits of wispy mold that do grow only grow above the surface, on the green stubs..
    its usually nothing harmful..as it looks like you have discovered!

    I have never used any kind of fungicide..I have not found it necessary..

    Scot

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    Thanks scot. We're finally in the 50s here and above freezing at night. Bring on summer!

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    Nice guide! I need to check if I still have a mini-fridge in the basement next winter. I used the same method scotty uses and everything came out alive. At least I know it will work for purps, flava, and rubra and I didn't get that much wispy mold either. Two of my smaller sarrs don't look like they enjoyed it. (one looks like a tiny S. leuco division and the other might have S. minor in it)

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    Nice Yann! The collections getting bigger!!

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