Eric, 50 isnt all too low, one u fill the 4 teir mini greenhouse with lights it should heat it up, either that or heating pads on the lower racks with fans that whould heat it well enough, i have one now and it fills up quick.
Right now I have the greenhouse set up in a spare bedroom upstairs. 72 degrees lights on, 63 degrees lights off. 60% relative humidity. Your right about filling up too quick, I'm already onto the second tier and more are on the way.
I think a greenhouse along the grape vines is in order this spring for the Neps. I am getting ready to start ordering some dormant Sarracenia to put on a table in the spring. Should be good times this year.
Thanks for the Welcome Exo!
Agent of Chaos
Howdy and welcome to TerraForums.
Since you are new to CPs, I suggest you start off with easy CPs (Pinguicula Moranensis, Drosera Capensis, Nepenthes Ventricosa, etc)
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I would NOT recommend an outdoor greenhouse for Neps in our climate..
Originally Posted by NY Plant Nerd
its just too impractical to keep a greenhouse warm in the winter..
(unless you dont mind paying $500 to $1,000 a month for heat all winter)
you basically have to abandon the greenhouse for the winter and move all the plants indoors..
and if you have the space for them indoors in the winter, you might as well just grow them there all year long!
Greenhouses in our climate really only make sense to make it 50 degrees in March, and 50 degrees in October..(to extend the growing season for outdoor plants by a month in either direction)..but then they are ovens in the summer, and frozen in the winter..just not practical around here..
On the rack so far.
N. lowii x campanulata
P. moranensis "J"
P. 'John Rizzi'
Sarracenia- lowes rescue (said Sarracenia purpurea on the cube)
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As far as the greenhouse goes, I meant to use it in the spring. Not during the winter. It will be a lean-to type. Almost Identical to this
Had one of these at the first house I ever bought and it was full of all sorts of dwarf fruit trees and such. Pretty much anything I came across I stuffed in there.
The species that need some dormancy will go in there to over winter and the others back inside the house.
Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 01-30-2011 at 08:39 PM.
Reason: Nomenclature adjustments
Welcome from another New Yorker.
Welcome! Anyone who saves carnivores from ANY home improvement store is all right by me!