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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayota View Post
    Why is this not stickied?
    LOL! The basic premise was put forth and then they proceeded to criticize one another about spelling, punctuation, and source of wisdom.

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    I see that! Maybe with a few edits this could make a very nice sticky!

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    It was basically fine until the hobbyists chimed in! We all have opinions, don't we!

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    Looks that way!

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    One of the beautiful things about the discussion forums is that we get to share our knowledge and experiences with others, toward the common goal of successful cultivation..... and one of the frustrating things about the discussion forums is that if you ask one question, and get 5 replies, 4 will be variations of one another and one will be seemingly off the wall - yet successful. Scary for newbies!

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    Yes.

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    sorry jimscott I'm going to throw in my 2 cents real quick also...

    grow sarrs on a windowsill?....

    alittle doubtful in real practice.
    unless of course you have an absolutely super intense window with full lighting as the day goes by... and even then it'd be pretty crazy for you to get really strong growth...

    I'll pick my battles I know nothing of punctuation

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    Just my 2 cents

    -I don't believe they need to be fed...ever. Mine catch plenty of bugs on their own. Every fall when I put them into dormancy their tubes are full of insects.
    -Recommending they be fertilized is like recommending the rhythm method of birth control. Good luck.
    -Bigger pots means greater water reservoir, hence less chance of drying out (say you are on vacation and your area experiences a dry period.)
    -Guard against minerals like the poison they are. Last year was my only year for a die-off and after EXTENSIVE consideration and some lab analysis, I realized the cause--the city was cutting through all of the concrete driveways on the opposite side of the road releasing clouds and clouds of calcium-rich dust over the kids. They did NOT like it!
    -Humidity is not important to their growth/flowering/color. OK, maybe zero percent or something might be bad, but they grow fine in 10% humidity desert southwest as well as >60% of the upper midwest.
    -DON'T buy them late in the summer. I've charted their growth over the last couple of decades and plants purchased and replanted from late-July or later do OK that year but have a statistically significant chance of mortality the NEXT year. Don't know why for certain.
    -No substrate is better than long-fiber sphagnum moss, at least the top 4-5" of substrate. Nothing...nada. I've compared a variety of combinations (and posted last year's results on the CPforum) and although expensive, I think the kids love LFSM the best.
    -Let the individual type of Sarracenia dictate dormancy. They all get refrigerated ~Thanksgiving, and from mid-to-late spring they will start to sprout new growth in the fridge; as each one starts to grow I plant it. This seems like the most physiological method to my thinking.
    -When starting from seed, DON'T GIVE UP FOR AT LEAST A YEAR!!!! Fifty seeds from the same pod will germinate over a wide time frame, in my experience up to a year later.

    Like I said, just my two cents.

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