lol, so i've noticed
lol, so i've noticed
ok, so he may know a bit more than me...big woop, that doesn't mean i still can't share my opinions...
I promise we really ARE a friendly bunch here!
Except for me of course. I've got a sarcastic streak in me. And so help me if I catch you or anyone else around my medicine cabinet......
Nobody says you can't share your opinions or experience, far from it. But hey, lets face it.. you came here out of the blue and declared yourself a "VFT Expert" and told everyone that you would teach the absolute best way to grow VFTs. Many people, like Bugweed who has been studying and growing these plants about 3x as long as you have been alive, are offended by that.
Now, you have already started off on the wrong foot here. You can either A) Continue to fight against the grain, B) Realize the mistake, and work to earn back the respect you have lost, or C) Decide that this forum sucks, bash us, and quit.
The choice is up to you.
i know i came off on the wrong foot...and i've already appoligized for that...and i explaned y i did what i did on top of that...i'm sorry if i offended anyone...trust me...i know i still got a lot to learn...as for earning the respect back...it seems like with bugweed bashing and boeing sarcastic every time i post something...it seems like i'm not going to 1) learn anything here. 2) earn anykind of respect. so, lets get back on the topic here...
When I grew mine in a “fish bowl” terrarium last year, I kept a 2-2.5in layer of pure perlite at the bottom. This was mainly to hold the excess water at the bottom and to not allow it to become standing water that was in contact with the peat/perlite mix. When watering, I misted every couple days and I would dump water on the side of the terrarium when the peat seemed dry, even after misting. This watering method was what worked for me. Eventually though, I dumped my “I-want-to-grow-my VFTs-in-a-terrarium” stubbornness (with a little help from Steve and Scott) and grew them outside.
There is a member that I know of that has done a great job at growing his CP’s in a terrarium. His member name is vraev. Try contacting him or searching for his past posts so you can see his setup and progress.
Once again, good luck.
-Joel from Southern California
Common guys you are offended by a new comer who claims to be an expert? Where's your modesty where's your humbleness?! This isn't a competition or anything... it's about our passion for growing CPs. CP_dude obviously loves growing VFT's and is stoked about them. I think he made it clear it was wrong for him to be so arrogant, so why keep slapping him with a measuring stick?
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
I grow mine in at least 2inches of water in the growing season. In the winter I let them get drier to prevent the bulbs rotting.
Proof is in the pictures, heres what they looked like last summer.
I guess I might pop my experience with VFT's in here too...Mine grow in a terrarium without any drianage as a MINI bog that is at any time definately soaked in water since I have to water my moss daily...and the VFTs' don't seem to mind it.
Remember that EVERYONE GETS THEIR OWN TECHNIQUE ziggy. Once you learn...u will have your own way.....dry, wet or damp...its not a hard fast rule.