Hi, Trent. I am in Martinez, California (The San Fran Area) where sarrs grow big and PHAT!!!!! LOL! The weather here is perfect for outdoor growing of sarracenia. Late summer does bring us 101 to 108 degree heat, and has a tendency to dry out the hoods on the sarrs. Jim Miller (Tallahassee) lived in Sacramento for a few years where it is real dry. He used a cold water ionizer (I think) outdoors among his atropurp's, and they went nuts! I plan on trying that this summer too. As far as the root rot problem, that is usually a warm soil problem with minimal oxygen being drawn into the soil. One way one friend dealt with it was by allowing a warm water drip to drop on the pot (same temp as the soil) and allowing it to thouroughly drip straight through the pot and out the bottom. As it did this, oxygen was permeating the soil, being drawn down by the water drip. His root rot fungus, went away. Worth a shot. Trays for watering are ok, but a real bog with water constantly permeating the soil and running through and out (YAY!! Drainage!!) is the best. I am writing an article on building a working bog for the Carnivorous Plant Newsleter for the ICPS. (Barry Rice asked me to). I have a small bog garden that has had the same plants in it for 15 years, without a soil change. Water constantly running through the bog, drips through the bottom and into the base container. The dripping water adds oxygen to the water and recirculates it. Anyone out there that got a "Schnell's Ghost", or a "Marston Dwarf" from me, you now know where they are growing! The running water bog! Try that , Trent, and see if it helps alleviate soil fungus problems. Heck, maybe I should get the pieces and parts, and write that for the Forums. And take pictures. I don't know if anyone's interested though.