Post by jerrytheplater on Sept 25, 2017 14:46:17 GMT -5
I learned about this site from Gavin Dalton on our Aquatic Gardening forum for the New Jersey Aquatic Gardener's Club. I hope to make the meeting this coming Saturday.
I've been growing CP since the mid 2000's. At first I had access to a cold greenhouse over the winter and was easily able to overwinter my CP. I can't store them there anymore and I'm limited to those that survive my unheated garage in Northern NJ.
Right now I have Sarracenia purpurea, S. leucophylla- this will be its first winter, an unknown hybrid most likely between S. purpurea and S. leucophylla. I bought it from a man that grows VFT commercially in a greenhouse in the Pocono's and live right near me. He supplies a lot of the local garden centers with VFT and S. purpurea. My S. leucophylla came from him too.
I have about 15 VFT that I store in the refrigerator in moist sphagnum moss. I have Drosera intermedia too.
I have a few seedling Sarracenia that may have come from a Scarlet Belle from a few years ago. My parent Scarlet Belle didn't survive the winter. The seedling has though. I have been fertilizing it a few times this summer with a very dilute orchid fertilizer as a leaf spray. I may keep it indoors in heat this winter. Not sure though. Suggestions?
I may end up installing a bog garden outdoors next year.
I'll have to add some photo's when I get home.
Anyone know how to add a signature to the posts? How do I add an Avatar?