Post by beautytubes on Feb 25, 2018 5:23:58 GMT -5
Yes folks, the good old Putin sent us Sibirian weather to Austria: -14°C in the morning. We should have spring allready!
A defect lifter of a flap of my greenhouse kept it open over night.
Ice on Sarracenia seedling substrate!
One of my Cephaluts with frozen Sphagnum! Will he survive (yes he will C. can take some cold temperatutres!)?
No wonder the temperatures in the greenhouse droped below 0°C!
I add one more Radiator! (Controlled by a switched socket, you can by it in any electronics store, I need the heating during winter time only)
But one miracle: D. peltata servived without any troubles! Do I Keep my tuberous Drosera still too warm during winter time??? No, I found D. peltata around Canberra (Australia). There they get snow sometimes!
... and the flavas are starting to bloom!
Outside of my greenhpuse I cultivate icicles now:
My garden bog is covered with ice and snow!
What typical Austrians do in such a case?
Winning gold metals in skiing competitions!!!
(note below my feets Pinguicula alpina!!! They will not be damaged because of the thick layer of snow and ice, in summer time I found some of the best Pinguicula vulgaris and alpina fields on snow tracks!)
After a week or two of very warm, and especially rainy days in Ohio, the greenhouse plants are starting to break dormancy and announcing the beginning of the end to this winter....although I'm sure we are do for a cruel cold snap in the coming weeks. Finally got some free time to beginning organizing the plants and carry out my strategy to have more room for more cultivars.
Goal is to go from this:
This results in 25 plants in the same space as 16 plants. Granted, I will have to keep an eye on crowding and shading but it looks so much tidier for now. And I have room for more plants!
Here is one of the first blossoms getting ready, from Fuji x Red Blush, cross by Wes Buckner and one of my favorites last year:
Not much more to show right now, a few flower buds are emerging here and there. One or two plants have traps, and the rest are pretty much still dormant.
Still have some trimming to do, but my slave labor (aka family) has been helping out:
Tall plants are always cut down first because they'll suffer if you don't. You can see from this picture, quite a few sections still need to be cleaned up, but those are all the shorter plants (ie. psitts and purps):
summit: Hey guys, I'm about to sow some seeds and I was curious to know what everyone thinks 'too hot' for Sarracenia seeds would be? Having them in the dome bumps up the temps a bit.
Oct 2, 2019 13:36:15 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: summit I’ve been fine at a constant 95° F under the dome. Once the tiny seedlings have two pitchers I remove the dome and temps go down.
Oct 5, 2019 20:28:05 GMT -5
summit: @dirtydivisions Thanks for that! I'm sitting around 87-88F with the dome fully sealed but I wasn't doing that and sacrificing humidity to keep it cooler but I'll go ahead and close it down now!
Oct 7, 2019 14:10:11 GMT -5
Hello, I want to buy some seed: Hello, I want to buy some seeds
Oct 16, 2019 8:28:32 GMT -5
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Oct 16, 2019 8:30:52 GMT -5
Tian Jingfa: If you have time, please come back to me. Thank you.
Oct 16, 2019 8:38:00 GMT -5
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Dec 9, 2019 20:05:53 GMT -5
Skirt: Sarracenia can grow in Miami, right?
Feb 12, 2020 0:35:25 GMT -5
DirtyDivisions: Yep, Sarracenia will grow anywhere! In your toilet even...if have the proper amount of light etc...
Apr 4, 2020 23:49:51 GMT -5
mikee: I have just joined this forum so will make a few mistakes - So here goes I have recently started my collection and now have some 150 to 200 plants during my first year. I have some very nice flowers spikes and would like to propagate.
Apr 18, 2020 4:57:24 GMT -5
mikee: So I would like to know the different properties for colour - vigor - size etc I don't have the time due to my age so would not be able run over many years can someone help or guide me
Apr 18, 2020 5:00:48 GMT -5
mikee: Thanks you chofah, there is a great video from The Pitcher Project with Phil Faulisi this was what I was looking for. However it still appears to be wait and see what results come from the cross. Many thanks
Apr 21, 2020 3:41:45 GMT -5
Willy: It would be rather silly to expect totally predictable results from a cross. The individual plants grown from the seeds will vary, sometimes quite a bit, even with carefully protected hand pollination. If you open polinate, the variety may be even greater.
May 22, 2020 21:30:15 GMT -5
petrb: However, my web is in Czech, but you can find there many photos
May 24, 2020 1:48:38 GMT -5
superstressed: Recently purchased a s. purpurea from Mike and I am so impressed with the quality of the plant that arrived. My Purpurea is now one of the larger plants in my collection! Mike also included an beautiful Flava var. for free. I will absolutely buy again.
May 24, 2020 21:27:00 GMT -5
scottjross79: review for Michael Wang purchased dionaea m. onslow county and arrived in pristine condition and even had a fellow suprise added . wony hesitate ever purchase from him again he is way beyond a seller and a genuine grower with vibrant healthy EquistePlants
Jun 5, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5