Im curious about something..
There has been alot of talk lately about "how much light is enough" for artificial illunimation..
my question is..why does anyone even bother with artificial light at all when the sun is SO much better and totally free?
I guess I just dont see the "point" of CP terrariums..unless you live in an apartment and have literally no room to put CP's outdoors..why bother?
the plants can be outside in the spring, summer, and fall...and should be dormant in the winter anyway..so why even keep them indoors when they do so much better outdoors? you dont have to buy lights, you dont have to pay for electricity, you dont have to worry about humidity..
yes I understand terrariums are just another aspect of the hobby..and im not saying there is anyhting *wrong* with terrariums..but I just dont understand why someone would choose to keep CP's indoors under lights if they have the (far better IMO) option of keeping them outdoors! where the light is fine and the bugs plentifull! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
could someone enlighten me? obviously I dont "get" the terrarium appeal! keeping CP's outdoors is just far too perfect to me...better for the plants, and WAY easier!
so what am I missing?
(p.s. I also grow Bonsai..so im firmly in the mindset that "wild plants" should be kept outdoors!..I just cant see CP's as "houseplants! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]