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    So I've had my VFT(typical) outside for quite awhile. And I recently, just today, made my bog garden. Used a 10in wide pot. A layer of gravel, peat moss/sand, spagnum peat moss, spagnum moss. I have a FTV and a Burnswick Beauty/Purple Pitcher Plant(at least thats what the label said) in there.
    Do I leave this outside all night also? Direct sun area during the day? And am I doing this all right? Here is some pictures.

    my bog garden

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    24/7 is what they need for maximum energy/growth, etc... Just keep them watered. Can you purchase some distilled water at the grocery store? Can you collect rainwater? They should be fine.

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    24/7 light?

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    I think Jimscott meant *outside 24/7*..
    just leave it outside all the time.
    yes, direct sun during the day..
    as much direct sun as you can give it..

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    ooh ok. my bad lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ June 27 2005,4:49)]ooh ok. my bad lol.
    Yeah, what he said - outside! Diurnal, otherwise. LOL!

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    Thanks.
    When it gets fall/winter, what shall I do then? I read to put in a garage(which I dont have) or a basement(which ours gets extermely cold). It's gets below freezing quite often in the winter here. And yes I water all my plants with store bought distilled. =)

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    There are several options for the late Fall/Winter. Some people put the plant in a refrigerator. Others will leave them outside and heavily mulch it. If you had lived in the South, you can just leave it outside without much intervention. Others put it in a coolish garage. A VFT in nature sees freezing temps, but if tou can maintain a 35-40 degree envirinment, you are doing fine.

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