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    Well, it's only worked once for me. Did you do it bare root? I always did it with them in their pots, that might have been the root of the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Well, it's only worked once for me. Did you do it bare root? I always did it with them in their pots, that might have been the root of the problem.
    I leave mine IN the pots but I make sure to drain off as much excess water as I can. Then I hit them with some sulphur based fungicide and put them in zip lock bags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Well, it's only worked once for me. Did you do it bare root? I always did it with them in their pots, that might have been the root of the problem.
    Left the vft in its pot when I did it. The media was just lightly/barely moist.
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    Perhaps that was my problem, thanks for the help. Also, I apologize to jerrysmith for unintentionally hijacking his thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtisconners View Post
    Perhaps that was my problem, thanks for the help. Also, I apologize to jerrysmith for unintentionally hijacking his thread.
    No problem Curtis. I've learned a lot about alternate methods of winter protection for VFT and other CP!!!! I used to store Parsnips in a pit I'd line with oak leaves. I'd interlayer the Parsnips and leaves. Covered it all with about two layers of bagged leaves and covered the bags with plastic to keep the moisture out. Just went out in the mid winter to remove the plastic and bagged leaves and fished out some Parsnips. Looks like this might be all I have to do for my potted hybrid Sarracenia.

    I've been bringing mine in when the temps are forecast for mid to low 30'sF overnight. Tomorrow night will be one of those nights.

    My plants were all barerooted when I put them in the moist sphagnum. Don't remember if I said that.

    I'll post more photo's as they show more growth. I do see some traps beginning to form.
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    Here's a photo taken April 30th to show that there is some growth starting. Not too much though. Been very chilly.

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    Some growth is better than no growth.
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    I just took another update photo. It looks like one of the traps has closed on something. This would be the first active trap. Look in the top left pot and the top plant in the pot. The one trap that is angled to about 11:55 looks like it is clamped on something. False alarm? I hope not, it will jump start the plants if its feeding already.

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