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    First year seedlings and dormancy

    Last year I started Sarracenia seeds and VFT leaf cuttings. I've had them in the attic in the heat of the summer and now the cold of the winter. In other words, I am putting them through dormancy, which is the opposite of nearly all the advice given about first year plants / seedlings. They are right by the window sill, as opposed to being in a baggie / in a fridge. They've been through through the lowest of the photoperiod and just experienced the coldest Arctic temps of the season. So far they don't look any worse for the wear. So hopefully they'll get through the rest of the winter without a hitch.

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    Hey there Jim,
    Out in nature those babies aren't kept under light 24/7 for the first 2 years. So ipersonnally think they will make it.
    I have had flytraps that bloom after 3 years from seed,growing them the natural way, outside.
    Every seed that you plant ,doesn't sprout.
    Every seed that sprouts, doesn't make it to maturity.
    Every cutting that you stick doesn't grow roots.
    Every cutting that roots doesn't grow to a small plant.
    Every small plant doesn't reach maturity.


    Who needs speelcheck?

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    Thanks for sharing.
    I am very interested in your growth results and outcomes. Please, keep us posted.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    Lois: Exactly my point! Nature doesn't coddle them... but then again, i'm not sure anyone has documented how many are produced in a given year and how many survive that first year.... and there's always more replacements. Anyhoo, I agree... they should be just fine.

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    Here is a picture of one of my 1 year old VFT seedlings that has been grown exclusively outside for most of the year, until it became very cold a few weeks ago.

    John 3:16
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    Prior to the funeral home visit, we heard ~ "Hey'all watch this ! !"

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    Very impressive for a one year old plant. Keep it up Dewy!
    -Joel from Southern California


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