Greetings from Mid-Michigan!
Iíve been lurking here for a couple months now and thought it a good time to join in on the fray.
Iím a newbie to the CP world. Iíve had VFTís on and off over the years but always managed to kill them pretty quickly. The store-bought VFT that I have now survived the winter in a cold spare bedroom with only a cheapie full-spectrum ďmood lightĒ for a light source. It even managed to capture three kinds of bugs on its own when Iíve never ever seen a bug in that room!
Iíd like to develop a small collection of different CP. Perhaps a dozen or so of the easier to grow varieties. (Iím still trying to learn the confusing Latin names.) I have done a lot of online research on CP and I think I have some of the basics of CP care & growing covered.
My current living conditions might be a little uniqueÖ I live in a two-bedroom apartment (flat) with the majority of windows facing exactly North-West. And two of the windows have an over-hang above them. The most direct sunlight I get is in the spring/summer when the sun is setting. So receiving direct sunlight in a sufficient amount is a big problem.
Being in Mid-Michigan means I only get good outdoor growing temperatures like four months of the year. So, it looks like Iíll be using indoor grow-lights for the majority of the time.
Anyway, thatís my story. Iím sure Iíll be asking a lot of questions to the more experienced members here. Thanks for listening!! (and reading...)