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    Hi from Minne-snow-ta

    Well I finally did it. I've joined Terraforums. I was encouraged by a fellow CP grower, and have been reluctant. I normally hang out on OCPS which is a small friendly community of folks, who share many of my growing conditions. So, joining Terraforums feels a bit like a first trip to a big city. I've only avoided it here because there are so many folks and so much going on, it all seems a bit overwhelming.

    I've been growing CP for a number of years. Though I am currently in Minnesota (where we regularly get to 35C in the summer and -35C in the winter), I've lived in a number of states. I still get out to the Bay Area once or twice a year, where I try to hit up BACPS meetings when I can, and I'm on the east coast about every year or so. As I have moved around, I've adapted my CP cultivation to my conditions. I wish I'd know about this forum when I lived in Tucson. It would have made my attempts with CP in the desert go a little more smoothly I suspect.

    I grow a bit of it all, but my main interests are in CP with storage organs. I've been cultivating winter-growing Drosera for many years (tuberous and South African), and I'm having decent success with them from divisions. I'm hoping to start expanding the diversity I grow mostly by seed in the future. A few years back I started growing epiphytic Utrics in earnest. I'm doing okay with them, but plant to chat with folks around here about how I might improve. Lastly, I'm concocting plans to try my hand at cultivating Mexi-Pings that can produce interesting dormancy or storage organs, i.e. P. heterophylla, P. medusina, P. orchidioides, etc. For that, I definitely hope to tap into some of the deep knowledge people on this forum have.

    I guess that's about it for now. I look forward to my interactions here. Thanks for reading!

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    Welcome aboard ! Your favorite plants are also among my own favorites. I currently grow 36 species/forms of tuberous Drosera, 55 species/forms of Mexican Pinguicula and several ZA winter growing Drosera such as D.alba, cistiflora, pauciflora etc....

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    hi!

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    Welcome to TF!

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    Thanks all!

    Hi Cthulhu - Your grow list makes it look like your favorite plants are, well, all of them. I guess I shouldn't expect anything less from a "Great Old One". I'm sure you get this all the time, but I am impressed by your record keeping in your growlist. Mine is very out of date. I have some questions I'd like to PM you if that's okay. I look forward to learning about your cultivation techniques, e.g. I have some D. alba seed from the Giftberg, and would like to know if your germinated your plants, and if so I'd like to ask you your techniques for success.

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    PM away.

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    Hi
    quite amazing.

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    HI!

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