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    OK OK OK OK It's going to be shut down time soon, what's the best method please ...

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    Last year I had a place for a pot...

    Now thinking to place outside, but what with the winter comming up, is there a better way like to cover them up with like a hard plastic cover, as is cosh type with air vents etc...

    Leave open to the elements

    Afraid to loose them that's all

    Noddy

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    OK OK OK OK Well whats going to affected> If it is VFT's UK winters are too cold. What people usually do is put them in the fridge for about 3 months, keep the media watered enough so it'd not dry, but not soaping wet.

    You could also put it on a cold window in a garage. OK OK OK OK You like long titles hehe
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    I thought it would make a change ;-)

    Hmm I am in the south east, but the last one was in a conservatory on the outside but near to the house... that lived.

    I was hoping there may be some people from the UK on here that can advise that's all, to see if there's any tricks other that the fridge method.

    Noddy

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    Fridge methodm is the safest and most garanteed way in my opinion, well the better method is if you actually live where VFT;s are native too.
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    Also, pots covered with a bit of mulch to prevent outright freezing and kept outdoors works as well -- and is a common method used by those with bog gardens to great effect. Dionaea are remarkably tolerant of "lower" temperatures during Winter, where, in their native range, the Tb drops to about 7˚C for weeks at a time. Mulching should keep the plants within that range . . .
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    Or you could just throw them in a shed or garage, even if it doesn't have any windows. They don't need light whilst dormant.
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    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    All i do is store them in a room where it's a constant 7 celsius, and they survive well enough...
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    last year I wrapped the pot in a plastic bag and placed it in a cooler with packaging peanuts and placed it in the garage. The pots even froze but the VFT and the sarracenia all survived. This year I have a friend who has a green house that he keeps just abouve 32 degrees and I will get to keep them there.

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