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Thread: Chicago dormancy? Natural of Fake it?ill

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    but uh...when it stays as cold as fridge non-stop...then the photosynthesis function just kinda shuts down. have you even tried a fridge dormancy phissionkorps?
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    the only reason it shuts down is because you're forcing the plant to almost stop growing (unnaturally). VFTs grow in cycles of different growth rates...they do not stop completely. Read the above quotes I posted...putting them in the fridge is not dormancy, it is unnaturally slowing the plant to a near halt, and therefore weakening it. If you gradually decrease a VFTs photoperiod, and leave it low for a few months, you will get much better results when it wakes up in comparison to sticking it in the refrigerator. Photosynthesis of rhizomatous herbaceous plants does not stop as long as leaves with chlorophyll are present.
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    ok well im gonna use some of my VFTs...2 outside in its mini-bog the other 2 in the fridge...lets see which does better. ill bring this topic back up....just wait.
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    If you're going to try an experiment, for conclusive evidence, I would recommend using at least 10 VFT in each case, but, if thats not possible, at least bring the 2 outside in, and put them in a terrarium with a gradually decreasing photoperiod. If you leave them outside, they're probably going to die from frost, depending on how cold it gets where you live.
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    ok. i have a timed-photoperiod terrarium. it gets around 65* in there.
    Alex
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