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    bog garden box.

    I've been thinking about creating a bog garden, but I don't really want to dig a gigantic ditch in my backyard. I was thinking about building a garden box instead. Would this work with most Sarracenia and vft's. I'm in central Ohio. Thanks.

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    CP's will grow in just about any container. What kind of garden box are we talking about?
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    I was basically thinking of a rectangular, wooden box, filled with cp soil. My dad built one last summer for growing vegetables and it turned out pretty good.
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    You'll probably want to line any wooden container you use with plastic (with a drain of course.) You can use a normal peat-based soil mix and they'll grow just fine.

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    Ok, thanks. Would I just want one drain in the center of the plastic or multiple ones? Also, do you think I could grow cobra lilys in my climate? I'm in love with these plants, but I don't know if they could live in central Ohio. Thanks.

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    Hey I made a smaller box garden recently and it seems to be doing great. I bought a black plastic shell for a small waterfall/pond at lowes or Home Depot. I dug the shape out of my yard but dug an extra ten inches deep and poured rock in that space. I then dropped the shell in the hole and filled it with cp soil. The holes I added in the bottom of the she'll let my excess water drain into the rock and eventually absorbed in the ground. I'm not saying it's perfect but it's been doing really well for me for a few seasons now. Hope it helps some. You can do it, and it's really awesome you even want to do it! You might have to tweek it a little here and there to get it right but you got it. If I can help at all info wise don't hesitate to ask. Thanks

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    What kind of soil did you use? I've heard that a 50:50 mix and sand and peat is good. I was thinking of growing some Sarracenia and vft's if that helps. I was also thinking of possibly doing cobra lilys.

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    Another question, how do you water the bog garden? Do you have an ro system? Do you collect rainwater? Thanks.

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