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    Here is my current little set-up and my four amigos.
    Squirrels have been my enemy for the entire life of my hobby (hence the dog pen.) Outdoor growing is a whole lot of trial and error, and I have had lots of error in the past to get to an understanding of what the plant needs and what I need to protect them from. I've found that most of the time if you just leave them the heck alone they do fine. It's when you panic and rapidly change conditions that you run into problems.





    N. spathulata x campanulata




    N. Peltata I recieved less than a week ago. Settling in well!



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    Looks cool. Most of the local wildlife doesn't bother the plants I keep on tables, it's the ones int he ground I fret about the most.

    But I think my summers are just a bit too warm for LL neps to be good outside, and a bit to cool for HL neps to be outside. So I'm stuck keeping them in boxes year round.

    What zone are you in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragoness View Post
    Looks cool. Most of the local wildlife doesn't bother the plants I keep on tables, it's the ones int he ground I fret about the most.

    But I think my summers are just a bit too warm for LL neps to be good outside, and a bit to cool for HL neps to be outside. So I'm stuck keeping them in boxes year round.

    What zone are you in?
    My zone is 6b. Yeah, I don't bother to try growing LL because the temp drops 20 degrees every night. Besides my peltata I have one other HL which is a truncata and that just started to take off since I got it a month ago. We can get some spikes in heat throughout the summer so I make sure my plants only get direct sunlight in the morning. Besides that, spring and fall are perfect for Highland species. I just always run the risk of putting them outside too early or bringing them in too late and have them get hit with frost.
    As for wildlife, I usually put my plants back out in the spring once everything has warmed up. Squirrels usually end up foraging around my plants and digging up the roots. I just stopped taking any chances and crated them all haha.
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    Better safe than sorry, lol.

    I'm in zone 5, so tropicals would have to be shuffled in and out every day if they are to get any natural sunlight. I'm far too lazy for such things.
    Jen- My Grow List: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...00#post1154900
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