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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    I was surprised that you put the drainage holes so far down. I would have had them at 4 - 6", more in line with Jen's.
    My thought as well.





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    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    Not for me, my son was grounded! Every 15m or so I went outside and said "Nope, not deep enough yet. Keep digging"
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    I have a similar problem in summer, but I just drag them into the laundry to chill out in shade whenever it's >96F.

    Do you think you'll have a problem with salt intrusion?

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    I really have no idea since this is more of a trail run. I'd prefer a much larger bog once I figure out what I need to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    I was surprised that you put the drainage holes so far down. I would have had them at 4 - 6", more in line with Jen's.
    I don't put drainage holes in any of my bogs, I find the need for drainage to be completely unnecessary and even counter intuitive in most situations. My oldest bog is going on 14 years in the ground, all the plants are still doing great despite the fact that the bog gets absolutely no watering or maintenance except for an occasional weeding.

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    Nice, great success.

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    So.....I had my once again grounded son pull out the trash can for some more testing. It survived a year above ground with no real attention from us.

    As of today.

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    Well a few grounding later and we end up with....A much deeper hole complete with a pond liner and even connected to our A/C condensation drip line running into the bog. Gogo recycling! So I don't need to check on the water! Got that batch of Sarrs from last years NASC auction they are just starting to produce pitchers and we have some more arriving later this week from this years auction. The flowers are on there last leg I really should have taken the photos last week when they were in there prime but I did not.

    So I guess the morale of this story is that you can grow Sarrs outdoors in TX if you have a grounded kid.

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    I fear that this may cause you to abuse your ability to ground your son, but I don't know your son. So you might not have to. Good growing.
    The profile pic that you see above is my actual photo. I am a hyper-intelligent snake that has learned to use the internet and I will eventually rule you all.

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