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    Would Like To See A pic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedjar View Post
    Tomatoes and strawberries are scrambling plants that can often be found growing on sharp inclines. They also benefit from inversion due to being a fruit crop, both with particularly fleshy berries - hanging with the root zone above the stem allows gravity to assist hydration. VFTs are not grown for fruit, nor do they produce a stem, so I'm dubious of how much of a difference this could make. However, I think they would appreciate the greater moisture availability and soil temperatures that these things provide, so who knows...
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    The only people who are going to grow VFTs upside down are fools in my opinion.

    1. How is the plant supposed to catch anything like that? For all I know, flies will NEVER go into an upside down VFT trap. Why should they? Its supposed to be a landing pad for the critters. It works well in that role also! Once two flies, in the process of mating, flew by me. One landed on a large VFT trap. The other, close behind, landed there too. Both were toast. And I saw it happen! That was the coolest part. It may catch an occasional crawler, but the majority of the prey will probably escape by falling out of the jaws, or not even notice the trap.
    2. As was already pointed out, how are the plants going to get much light?
    3. How are you going to enjoy them? Personally, I don't want to stare at the bottom of a pot; nor do I want to lay on my back and get peat on my face when I try to take a nice look at my plant. And just flipping the plant over won't work. It won't be rigid or sturdy because it hasn't been growing against gravity.
    4. This is COMPLETELY unnatural, as was already mentioned.
    5. And, it is a waste of time. You can't water them with the tray system anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceisgod View Post
    If it says "Edited by Xvart" under my post, it means that isn't exactly what I said.
    The only thing edited out was unrelated to the topic at hand (i.e. commentary about the original poster).

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    I wonder what the benefits of growing upside down would be for VFTs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by silenceisgod View Post
    If it says "Edited by Xvart" under my post, it means that isn't exactly what I said.
    Xvart deleted the unrelated part.. but that is an exact quote of what you said... aaaaand now I see he already replied and said that haha
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