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    An orchid fancier with a CP problem chibae's Avatar
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    Is it too late to plant

    Hi all. It's now early August. I live in USA zone 7A along the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Is it too late for me to put in any new sarrs this year? If not would larger plants be better? I normally layer mulch over the bogs (one barrel bog and a couple of 14" pots) and cover with netting against squirrels in early November.
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    No way! You can plant any time of the year! Any size plants are fine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by awgaupp View Post
    No way! You can plant any time of the year! Any size plants are fine!
    Even if i have to dig a foot of snow off the barrel before even getting to the mulch covering the top of the peat?
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    I just planted a couple new arrivals. You're in a good geographical location to just leave them as they are, outside, but being new plants, I would certainly argue mulching them with pine needles, and/or peat. Snow is a good insulator, on top of mulch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibae View Post
    Even if i have to dig a foot of snow off the barrel before even getting to the mulch covering the top of the peat?
    Well, you can still plant, I'm just not sure if you'd want to.
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    If the plants have been grown outdoors or in a greenhouse (i.e. natural lighting) then it should not be a problem. You still have 2-3 months for them to adapt to your conditions before the beginning of dormancy period.

    Yes, mulch them or bring them indoors in an unheated area when the temps dip into the mid 30s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post

    Yes, mulch them or bring them indoors in an unheated area when the temps dip into the mid 30s.
    For some reason, all but maybe 5 of my plants I brought indoors died. All the plants I mulched survived. I will not take them inside any more in the winter.
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    For some reason, all but maybe 5 of my plants I brought indoors died. All the plants I mulched survived. I will not take them inside any more in the winter.

    Thats because you're not supposed to bring a sar inside, it's got to go dormant!

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