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    Niki,
    hmmm..ok, well Neps complicates it..
    you are in Canada right?
    you would probably be better off trying to grow the neps indoors.
    your seasons (and mine, I might as well live in Canada, im 70 miles from Niagara Falls) are REALLY variable.
    negative 20 C in the winter to 35C in the summer, with everything inbetween..
    Neps would be better off with a more stable, constant environment.
    Can this greenhouse be moved indoors and put in a window somehow?
    for VFTs, Sarrs and most drosera you dont need the greenhouse anyway..yes it would be usefull for Neps, and yes a humidifier might be good for them too,
    depending on the species, but a small greenhouse outdoors isnt going to be very stable, it will heat up and cool off very quickly..which could be worse for you plants than no greenhouse at all.

    I think for neps you need a much more stable environment..nearly constant temp and humidity, all year long.
    I dont think your outdoor greenhouse is going to give you that.

    If it were me, I would either move the greenhouse indoors at a bright window if possible, or leave the greenhouse outdoors, use it for VFTs and Sarrs, and leave it wide open during the day and only close it up if its going to be cold at night. (like 0-5C)

    I still think the humidity is the least of your problems if you want to grow neps in a small greenhouse outdoors in Canada..
    sorry, but I dont think its the right setup for that.
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    Unfortunetly I have no room for the g-house inside,and even if I did there is no window that I could put it by.I don't know what to do now,I just ordered 2 more N.copelandii's.I can't keep the Neps inside,for the same reason,no window [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] WHAT DO I DO NOW??So should I still get a humidifier and some of that green shade stuff to keep the sun out?Yes I live in BC Canada.I need help,please help me.I want my plants to live! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    well where do you plan to keep your neps in the winter?
    obviously they will need to be indoors somewhere..

    just put them in that spot now! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    you will only be able to grow neps that can live in normal indoor home conditions without special treatment.
    Like N. coccinea or other "easy" hybrids.
    there are several that can thrive indoors with no special treatment at all..just stick them in any window and away they go.
    If you want to grow neps that need special temp and humidity requirements, like picky hothouse lowlanders, sorry..but you simply cant do it with the growing space you have right now.

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    Um...to be honest Scot I never thought about where I'm going to put them in the winter [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I know,I'm a bad plant mom [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] I figured they could stay outside in the g-house and I would put some sort of heating device in there.I feel like such an idiot!There is no room for my plants on the window sill.It's just not possible.I guess I better stop buying Neps then.Thanks for the advice. *Niki*<--The bad plant mom! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    I got my humidifier yesterday cause my other two N.copelandii's are arriving tomorrow,so hopefully they will survive.Here's a dumb question...do I have to keep the humidifier on all night?If yes,what happens if it runs out of water,will it break down?It's a 2 and a half Litre one.Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Oh btw I bought a thermometer and it was 30 degrees C in there,but then when I got the humidifier going it went down to 20. *Niki* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Could someone please answer my last question soon cause I have to go to bed soon and I need to know if I should turn it off or not.Sorry I'm not trying to be pushy but I need to know this cause I don't want to mess this up as well,lol.If I don't get an answer tonight then I will shut it off cause I'm scared it will run out of water and then it will ruin the humidifier.Thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    It depends on the humidifier. Most ultasonic humidifiers have a sensing device that automatically shuts off the humidifier if the water level gets too low. Cool mist and 'wick' type humidifiers won't be harmed if they are run dry.

    Does this help?
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    Niki,
    I would turn it off at night.
    the air is cooler at night, which will naturally raise the humidity anyway..

    im still not sure what good the humidifier is going to do when you need to have the sides and top open all summer!
    but I suppose it cant hurt...

    have you ever posted a photo of your greenhouse?
    I would like to see what it looks like! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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