petruske said:This is going to be my first time also to start growing daylilies from seeds that I collected this year. I've been reading all I can here on ATP and this is the first I heard mention of gnats. What's up with that??? What should I watch for (or avoid)? Do they come from the soil that is used?
petruske said:I was going to start them in late January. I thought I read that if you start them too early they will get spindly. Is that a concern?
Ahead said: can see it now...my newest registration.....CLOWN WARTS
Ispahan said:CLOWN WARTS...lol!
Pinguicula are collectible and their footprint is generally small, but I don't think they are as consuming or as addictive as daylilies.
I got mine from Cascade Carnivores (http://www.cascadecarnivores.c...). They have a nice selection of butterworts and also sell a great potting media, the all-mineral Pinguicula mix.
Pinguicula are different from most other carnivorous plants in that they are not bog plants, they can tolerate (and appreciate) higher soil fertility and while they do appreciate good water quality they do not require distilled/RO water like many other carnivorous plants. I have even heard of people growing them in potting soil straight out of the bag.
They are an interesting, highly attractive group of plants and EXTREMELY adept at catching gnats. I find them less fussy than African violets.
A few very easy types I have grown for years:
agnata (all forms)
moranensis (all forms but highly recommend J and A)