My bog is 18" deep, but 12" should do it (unless, as Tony states, you have large, mature sarracenia). *It is permanant. *My liner is not punctured. *I have no problem with the water sitting too long and if it was punctured I am sure that it would dry too fast.Originally Posted by [b
I have a layered mix in the bog, trying to copy a natural compound. *It consist of peat, LFS, perlite (yes perlite *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_r_32.gif[/img] , but not much), vermculite(sp), sand (good stuff), lava rock and clay. *It is feed by a pond that is adjacent. *I collect water in two 30 gallon cans to supply the pond when it gets dry. (I have another 30 gallon can and 30-1 gallon separates for the greenhouse and indoor plants)
Bogs are not self sustaining and take a good amount of work. *Weeds easily encroach so pull them early. *I have sarracenia and vft living happily out there. *I put in some intermedia and utric this last year so we shall see how they fared when I uncover the bog this week.
My plants are not in pots, but actually in the bog. *They are growing rapidly and are not difficult to divide. *I keep them labeled, but I also keep backups in the greenhouse. *I us iris and canna for shading purposes. *I will post some pictures tomorrow.
Pots will be detrimental to what you want. You want the plants remain moist while you are gone, but if the plants are in pots, they are limited to the soil and moisture held in that pot. They keep moisture in, but they also can keep it out. Give the roots room and watch those babies grow.
I use pine needles and hay for a composting in the winter.