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    I used to grow Corsican Mint under the greenhouse benches, and it loved that environment. Only problem was it usually died the first time a hard freeze hit. (I'm talking about the unheated greenhouses for the woody hardy plants.) Corsican Mint smells great when you brush it, but it won't stand up to traffic at all, so its something to place only where it wont get stepped on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    I used to grow Corsican Mint under the greenhouse benches, and it loved that environment. Only problem was it usually died the first time a hard freeze hit. (I'm talking about the unheated greenhouses for the woody hardy plants.) Corsican Mint smells great when you brush it, but it won't stand up to traffic at all, so its something to place only where it wont get stepped on.
    Just googled that and it looks really pretty! I'll check around to see if they sell that anywhere around here, and I may get some to put between the cracks under the tables. I may invest in a small heater for the greenhouse just to keep it around 50F during winter nights. I'll definitely get a swamp cooler for the summer to keep the humidity high while cooling the greenhouse at the same time.

    According to my calculations, I would need a 1000w heater to heat the greenhouse to around 55F during a 25F night. I found a heater fan online for less than $20 with a 1500w setting, IIRC.

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    Hmmm... What could all this be for?


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    Went shopping today...

    N. x Peter Damato x Maxima


    N. Singalana 'Belirang'


    N. Densiflora x Spectablilis


    The grower said they were easy hybrids to keep. Any tips?

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    N. singalana is not a hybrid
    "We are in a sense the Universe trying to understand itself. By Observing it we are observing what we are." - Phillip Plait

    Growlist: Updated 1/11/12 http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=110846

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavyJones View Post
    N. singalana is not a hybrid
    My bad lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pineapple View Post

    The grower said they were easy hybrids to keep. Any tips?
    Yup: learn about the habitats of the species involved in the crosses, then emulate them. N. singalana is probably going to need more exacting climate conditions to prosper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whimgrinder View Post
    Yup: learn about the habitats of the species involved in the crosses, then emulate them. N. singalana is probably going to need more exacting climate conditions to prosper.
    I just read up on it and found out that it is very hardy and will grow like crazy, but it won't pitcher without high humidity. I'll sit it in a shallow tub of water when it goes into the greenhouse. I'll slowly start moving the plants when it gets warm enough to keep them in the greenhouse, so I guess when the nighttime temperatures reach 40F constantly for a few weeks.

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