Okay, like I've said before, I've had very bad CP luck for a VERY long time now. Except for a couple months this year that they've done pretty good, my current stock has been looking quite bad for as long as I've had them. I currently have one Dente VFT, several unidentified VFTs, one Judith Hindle, one Rubra, one Purpurea ssp. Venosa, one or more Minors (same pot) and one Adelae. For about two years, all the plants that I've had have started out looking okay, but then they go downhill. Currently, after a few weeks of being in the garage (fo the hurricanes.. their back out in the sun now), everything is just like before, but worse. The VFTs are growing even slower and dying off even more, the Rubra is even leggier and even more sparse in growth, the Judith Hindle has even more black crap on it and is growing even worse, the Venosa is still growing, but still small and slow, the adelae is withering away even faster and has no dew (as opposed to very little dew a month ago), and the minors are getting even skinnier and leggier and awkward and even more unable to support themselves. I've sprayed the Judith Hindle with Pyrethrin (all-natural stuff that doesn't harm them that I used to rid my minors of the scale, which still isn't completely gone, after all this time) for the black crap and everything else as well, since recently a couple things were getting eaten (I found the caterpillar the next day). The spraying occurred a few weeks ago, before they went into the garage for a while. I've flushed out all pots numerous times, but nothing seems to help. I've never had such enormously bad luck with CPs before. Everything is just plain crappy. Am I losing my touch?
But to get down to the point of this post, should I even bother with dormancy this year? I've got another couple of months before Thanksgiving, which is when I usually would put them into dormancy, but I don't know if they're strong enough for dormancy, or if it's even worth it. What do y'all think?