My plants (VFT's and Sarrs) go into their "winter dormancy spot" (a basement stairwell) every year right around November 1st.
That is the end of Autumn and the start of Winter in Western NY.
I used to bring them out of dormancy in the middle of February, which was 3.5 months of dormancy..
long enough for the plants, but not long enough for Winter in these parts!
In mid-February, Winter isnt even thinking about being done..Winter lasts 5 months..
It is the entire months of November, December, January, February, and March.
Bringing the plants out of dormancy in mid-February has been less than ideal, because the plants are then
forced to come out of dormancy indoors..where it is FAR too dark, even in the brightest windows I have..
So a few years ago I tried a new experiment: simply leaving the plants alone, dormant, in their "Fridge Method" basement stairwell,
until they can go outside! which is usually early April..Thats 5 solid months of dormancy! longer than they need,
but it hasnt harmed them..I think I have been doing it this way for 2 or three winters now..its working!
and im going to do it again for this spring..
Details on my dormancy methods:
I really like your website. Your plant have come a long way! Is it not updated anymore? The Sarracenia minor at the end reminded me of the one I had for a few years. It never flowered for me though. 5 months is a really long dormancy! I think my plants are dormant for at most 3 months.
Originally Posted by Tanukimo
no, I dont update it every year..
although this spring will be my 20th year of growing CP's!
So I was thinking of adding a new page this year, just to take a look at the collection in year number 20.
So, I might add a new page! not a lot is new though since the last update in 2008/2009.
my collection has basically stabilized to some favorite plants, and I dont want it to get any bigger..
in fact, I wouldn't mind if it was a touch smaller..I might have some plants to trade this spring..