I sat on some bearskin once.
I'm vegetarian, so I use tofuskin instead of bearskin.
Bruce in CT
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I will try that for my next dormancy! Thanks, Bruce!!!
45 yrs. growin\'
I am like Clint. I leave them outside. I am using bugweeds method of growing in tubs and they are outside right now sitting in water. Everything finaly looks like they are going to sleep. Come spring I will clean them up and replant them into a nicer, larger bog. My tubs are starting to breakdown from the sun exposure.
Lucky for u guys u can grow any kind of CP outside at your place at any time of the year. I am much more restricted in my growing options
that makes no logic
I terrarium-grow my plants indoors in my apartment. I start reducing the photoperiod around Oct and place them in terrariums I have on the floor of my kitchen pantry around Thanksgiving and have the photoperiod at 8 hrs/day by then.
It gets pretty cold in that pantry but doesn't get near freezing.
At the end of Feb/beginning of March I start increasing the photoperiod slowly and I take them outta the pantry once they start growing nicely.
In the spring/summer/early fall they sit in my living room near my Low Land chamber getting nice & warm...
Other than that, all I do is water them less in the winter and the most in the spring.
One year I learned the importance of gradually increasing the photoperiod from spring to summer instead of increasing the photoperiod too quickly.
This method works quite well for me for growing these plants indoors in terrariums year-round.
Is bugweed back? That's cool. What is the bearskin about? I do what Jim does and put them in from of a south window in the attic. It's kinda weird that he says his start to wake up around Feb seeing as though it's only about 3 weeks away. This is me 1st year with them so I hope it works out for me. I have some pretty cool ones up there. I think though this year it would have better to keep them outside with these temps. Jim when yours wake up when do you bring them back outside?
I bring them back outside in April, depending upon what the weather happens to be doing. I shoot for overnight lows that are going to be consistently above freezing, though they could take temps in the 20's. Sometimes I have to bring them in for a night or two. Remember, I live near Buffalo, NY, and that is colder than where you live.
You really think Buffalo is colder then Milwaukee? I'm not too sure about that.