Very nice looking!
Very nice looking!
what is your growing setup?
The newest seedlings & close to age older siblings are in a large(2'Wx4'Lx18"H), fully automated terrarium that runs 3 light fixtures (4' -2-lamp @ fluorescents). From there the plants are moved onto one of my rack shelves (when they grow too tall for the terrarium) with about 26" headroom. You can't see from the photo, but about a half dozen have begun burning their heads on the lights (at this point, either 2 or 3 fixtures or one 4'- 4-lamp T-5 fixture.
The plants are coloring up as good as plants do that are nearing late summer in full sun. Much better than I had planned when setting it all up. If I had the room and money, the results have been so good that I would do this sort of set-up all over the place for all my plants if I could. While the outdoor plants do gather their own food (and make pigs of themselves), I can still feed the plants indoors quite well, however this is the only aspect that I haven't automated!
I do have one plant flowering already, however I can say for certain that it wasn't a straggler that was more mature & inadvertently moved in with these, although it is in the same potting setup that I did just for the newbies. Either way, I didn't expect this fast of growth. Although it has been a good year (or so) for my Sarrs, so that may have something to do with it also.
I also have a couple mature plants that just sent up a few 3' pitchers already! They were decent size divisions that I got just last year. I am surprised at their growth also, but then they did come from a terrific grower, so I know they are good stock. Perhaps that has something to do with it too. Pic shows me holding a yardstick (on the right) next to one of the plants. Indeed it has been a good year for them!
I will try to post a few more pics of some of the more attractive plants (unknown mutts) when I can. Indeed, I expected a bunch of common "dogs" to grow, but it turns out that acquiring a group of "mutts" isn't such a bad thing at all! Wanting & getting a "named variety" is great, but growing some unknowns can be just as rewarding... maybe even more! When you see the pics you will know what I am talking about!
Thanks for looking.
Take care all,
Experience is the best teacher. At least it used to be.
But then, common sense isn't so common anymore, is it.
Any updates on these seedlings? I'm sure many others would like to see the progress they have made! They look absolutely beautiful!
Looking great Paul. Hope to see more.
"And this is what happened, and this is why the caribou and the wolf are one; for the caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf that keeps the caribou strong."
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