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    I need to find a used refrigerator to use for winter dormancy. I have about nine 20 cm diameter pots to store. A used full sized home refrigerator seems to be expensive to buy, difficult to move, and expensive to operate. The mini refrigerators (2 - 4.5 cu ft) seem to be too small, but otherwise acceptable. I'd like to avoid uprooting the plants if possible. How are those of you doing winter dormancies handling this ?

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    Where do you live? do you have a basement, garage, or attic? Depending upon your specific variables, you may be able to do a dormancy in a variety of ways.

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    When I use the fridge I either use small pots, say 8 or 10 cm max, or I unpot my plants and put them in plastic bags. Big pots take up waaaaaay to much room.

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    I took all of mine out of the pots last year and most did fine. I lost a few of the very smallest plants.

    Planted my VFT today
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    My plants: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=128718

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