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    I've been growing CP's all day long..

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    I got my first VFT when I was 11 at Woolworths but I wouldn't say that I was 'growing' it. More like slowly killing it. Then I tried growing them inside a terrarium with moist, rich loam in super hot, moist conditions thinking that's what they liked when I was 20. When I was living in my NYC apartment. There were few resources around and no internet, so I made the very common mistake of thinking that they grew in tropical conditions. If you count those experiences, then about 30 years. I've been SUCCESSFULLY growing them since March 2006, so nearly 5 years now.
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    Let's see... I've been growing temperate CP's fairly successfully for about 2.5 years, which doesn't include about 1.5 years of when my sister and I repeatedly failed in growing venus fly traps as houseplants. Luckily the VFT's were inexpensive failures. My best successes have been a number of Sarracenia and several different types of D. binata.

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    It all started with a little N. ventricosa that I accidentally knocked off a shelf when I was 8. No serious collecting happened until two years ago, though.
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    I have been growing CPs for almost 3 years now. Talk about adictive......

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    Funny, I can remember my first, and my second.... and then its all a blur until just last year. I'm trying to think, and I honestly don't remember how long its been... not TOO long, probably like three or four years.
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    Summer 2000. I had just graduated elementary school and was about to enter middle school. I was curious about carnivorous plants and constantly searched the Home Depot garden center for them. I then discovered that Franks across the street sold CPs, but I couldn't go there that day.

    A few days later, my mom picked me up from the YMCA summer camp with a surprise. She went to Franks on her lunch break and bought me a "buttewort". I had no idea what a butterwort was. In fact, it looked like an ordinary plant. But then I read the instructions and it said any insect that landed on the leaf would get stuck and the leaf would roll over the insect and digest it.

    I went home and immediately fed it a LoveBug (not knowing the ill effects those things have).

    A few weeks later, I had to go to Boy Scout summer camp for more than a week. When I got back, my plant had rotted away

    Further, the local Franks went out of business and I didn't know where to find CPs. Eventually, my parents discovered Lowes sells CPs and my next plants were a Nepenthes and a Drosera Adelae in September 2000.

    Those eventually died, but I started searching the internet and soon discovered nurseries and growing tips.





    To make a long answer short, I've been growing CPs for about a decade (started summer 2000)
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    I've been growing for a short four years. Still so many things to learn.

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