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    Would it work? Sure but you will have to do some fiddling around to learn how to control the temperature. You don't want to freeze your plants.

    The more serious question is what happens when they are no longer seedlings? That little one is about the size of a few soda cans inside.

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    yeah it says that it keeps it around 40-45 degrees constant, when they get bigger ill have a greenhouse for them this is only a temperary solution, so what all would i need to buy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Kirkscoastalcarnivores @ Nov. 28 2004,1:35)]yeah it says that it keeps it around 40-45 degrees constant, when they get bigger ill have a greenhouse for them this is only a temperary solution, so what all would i need to buy?
    Hmm well...

    I wouldn't trust what you read on that.. You really want to toss in a few expensive plants to find out it freezes over because it really doesn't have that precise temperature control?

    As far as what else would you need.. Piece of plexiglass to replace the lid. Some way of lighting it. Timer at least to turn it on at night for a set period of time. optional but highly recommended - thermostat to actually control the temperature inside it.

    I also think your thought that when they get bigger you will have a greenhouse for them is flawed. Are you planning on refrigerating your greenhouse? Don't forget Jeremiah used the freezer idea even though he has a greenhouse because he found the greenhouse was not sufficient. IF however you get a decent 40quart sized thermoelectric cooler to start. You will have plenty of room for a small N. villosa for years to come.

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    I'd like to interject one additional consideration: If you're
    15 or 16 years old, you might want to defer growing anything
    demanding and slow (e.g. N. villosa) until you are quite a bit
    older. I suggest this because it is very likely that your life
    will change dramatically several times before you are even
    out of college, and it is therefore unlikely that you will be
    able to adequately care for such plants during periods of
    upheaval. It is far more likely that they will end up as
    victims of oversight long before they become the mature
    plants of which you dream. If this criterion applies to you,
    I suggest that you try growing some of the other beautiful,
    yet vastly more forgiving (and less expensive) species.

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    hmm what im hoping to do is put up some of the same glass that jeremiah used for his highland greenhouse on part of mine, ill ask what he thinks about the plnats i want to put in it
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    yes i know im just really into them, and i no that I'll do anything humanly possible to care for them
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    Hey Robin, Did you leave the clear plastic on the front of the Flourex lights or did you remove it so that the lights can sit flat on the window?
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    I had this idea many years ago when working at super markets and always seeing freezer display bunkers, but I had the idea for maybe growing Darlingtonia(to keep the roots cool).
    I have thought about doing this, but I don't see how in my married life I can pull this off. I could get a discount freezer(I see ads all the time for re-built ones), but I think Robin did it right in getting all brand new equipment, as what good is it to grow them for two years with great success and then-Kablooey.

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