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    Is there a such thing as too mild a winter for VFT's? The temp has dropped in to the mid 30's only a couple of times. Tomorrow highs will be in the 80's. I keep checking Wilminton, NC weather and it is not much different. Do you think if this keeps up, will my VFT's get the right amount of dormancy?
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    Where do you live? Sounds extreme. If temps going up to the 80's in the winter happens once in a while, then sure your plants could take it. Where are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Is there a such thing as too mild a winter for VFT's? The temp has dropped in to the mid 30's only a couple of times. Tomorrow highs will be in the 80's. I keep checking Wilminton, NC weather and it is not much different. Do you think if this keeps up, will my VFT's get the right amount of dormancy?
    Hahaha! Oh man, we've been getting BLARING sun until about a week ago. We've gotten a couple days of rain, but it's been mostly sunshine. Don't worry about it, if you've got reduced photoperiod then you shouldn't worry. I've notived that all my plants are proceeding in to dormancy despite the hot days.
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    There are VFTs in Hosford, but your location is quite a lot further south I think. I would consider fridge dormancy mid Dec until early March.
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    Actually you are almost directly east of there. I live about 3 hours further south from you and I leave mine outside all year with no problem. They stop growing sometime in December and start sending up new leaves about the beginning of March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Alvin Meister @ Dec. 04 2005,7:52)]There are VFTs in Hosford, but your location is quite a lot further south I think. I would consider fridge dormancy mid Dec until early March.
    I'm in Jacksonville, Fl. As you can see in this pic, the frig is out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]The temp has dropped in to the mid 30's only a couple of times. Tomorrow highs will be in the 80's.
    Winter daytime temps in the 80s?! Oh.....I feel true sympathy for you! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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