I purchased a 28" long x 16" wide x 16" deep white plastic flower trough (it has two removeable drainage plugs if I want to flush the soil later on). I want to plant sarracenia, sundews and VFTs in it. But I'm curious as to when I should plant them in the box? Is it ok to do it now or should I wait until mid winter when they're in their dormacies?
I will grow the box outside from about April til November and then in a cool north western window overwinter (to give them a dormancy).
Here's an actual list of the plants (and their sizes) that I want to put in there:
2 D. intermedia 2 1/2" diameter
1 D. binata various length arms
2 S. alata *3" H
2 S. flava *3" H
3 S. purpurea *2-3" H *(all 3 ssp. varieties)
2 S. rubra 3" H
3-5 VFTs from 4"-8" high
1-3 P vulgaris (If I ever find a supplier with real P vulgaris)
I'm trying to decide if I should try a Phragmegenium orchid in there too...
My thoughts on a soil mix is:
1 part sphagunum peat
1 part sand
1 part long fiber spahgnum
(with of course a top dressing of living longfibered sphagnum)
would pearlite be better to use than sand? With sand added it always seems such a heavy mix, I would think pearlite might be better for the roots to penetrate through but I really don't know which would be best. I know pearlite would be better for my back lugging the thing to the house every fall)! *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
I'm thankful for any thoughts!