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    Quote[/b] ]well, i don't have garage nor any of your mentioned places
    old pine needles neither. will crumpled old newspaper work the same way like mulch from needles?
    I think several items may work just fine for covering them in cold temperatures. Check this out:
    http://www.terraforums.com/ib312....t=21501
    I think the pictures are really helpful.

    Also, like Not a Number mentioned, if you can't do that and if temperatures continue to be too low, then just place your VFT's in the fridge. Here is another link to a helpful fridge method post in case you need it (thanks Scot!):

    http://www.terraforums.com/ib312....t=16597

    Good luck!
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    thank you VERY MUCH!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (KateKatinaite @ Dec. 12 2006,10:08)]old pine needles neither. will crumpled old newspaper work the same way like mulch from needles?
    I suppose if you have a paper shredder (the strip kind not cross-cut) fluffed up shredded newspaper would work fine. The idea is to create lots of tiny air spaces to act as insulation.

    I recently got a package the guy had used finely strip shredded newspaper as the packing material and it worked fine - like excelsior from times past.
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    interesting idea about shredded paper! and after all, my colegues allready think that i'm crazy, so it wouldn' make any difference if i take shredded paper from the ofice

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    Quote[/b] ]interesting idea about shredded paper! and after all, my colegues allready think that i'm crazy, so it wouldn' make any difference if i take shredded paper from the ofice
    Just say you need to use it for your kitty litter; they'll understand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (joossa @ Dec. 12 2006,3:37)]
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]interesting idea about shredded paper! and after all, my colegues allready think that i'm crazy, so it wouldn' make any difference if i take shredded paper from the ofice
    Just say you need to use it for your kitty litter; they'll understand...
    i have 2 kitties... and that is one of the reasons, why they think i'm crazy

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    If you're limited by not having a basement, attic, or a cold window sill, I think your best bet would be the afore-mentioned fridge method, espoused by Scottychaos. A couple winters ago I had my VFT's between the storm and inner windows of the kitchen. That wasn't working out too well, so I tried a screened in porch. That was okay until we had a cold snap. The soil froze. Horrified, I put the 2 two inch pots in the butter keeper, where they resided for the rest of December and January. In February, I brought them to work with me (environmental laboratory) and had them in a sample fridge. In March I put them on a cold and draft window sill, in my work area. In April I put them outside, where they soon flowered. Then they promptly got gnawed by critters.... but that's another legacy. And now I have them in our cold attic, by the window sill, where they just go dormant and wake up on their own.

    Cute cats, BTW. Got any Maine Coon kittens?

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    well, i decided just don't worry while winter is so warm like autumn (it's still +4 C outside and it's 20:30 o'clock, so it's late evening). our forecasters forecast warm winter till february! which is not common here... and then later i'll jusl see what to do
    what do you mean "Maine Coon kittens"

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