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The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide for Beginners - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
The Ultimate Carnivorous Plant Guide - Ebook


 
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Jacob Farin, co-owner of Sarracenia Northwest, will show you how to think like a professional carnivorous plant grower to keep your first carnivorous plant alive and healthy. You will learn how sunlight, water, and soil affect your plant's health so that you can avoid common mistakes. When you gain experience growing the most common carnivorous plants in cultivation, you will have the knowledge base to grow other plants with greater confidence.

If you are new to carnivorous plants or have struggled to keep them alive for more than a couple of months, this ebook is for you!

Sarracenia pitchers are browning?

Three main causes. And no, too much sun isn't one of them (page 108).

Sarracenia pitchers are flopping over?

Three main causes (page 110).

Tropical sundews not producing dew?

Seven common causes (page 140).

No pitchers on your Nepenthes?

Eight possible causes (page 153).

Flytrap died?

Read page 82!

Worried about winter care?

Six important tips to remember (page 126).

Worried that your humidity isn't high enough?

Seriously, read pages 63-66!


The Nuts and Bolts of Carnivorous Plants
• The different types of plants found in cultivation.
• How carnivorous plants capture insects.
• Deciphering the botanical naming system.

The Essentials of Plant Growth
• The real role of bugs when it comes to carnivorous plants.
• How sunlight affects your plant's health.
• How to use tap water safely.
• Appropriate soil ingredients for your plants.
• Temperature and humidity issues.

How to Grow Common Carnivorous Plants
• Venus Flytraps.
• Cold Hardy Sundews (common species).
Sarracenia.
• Tropical Sundews (common species).
Nepenthes (common species).
• Troubleshooting of common plant problems.
• How to protect your cold hardy plants from the two biggest threats during winter.
• What to use artificial lights properly to get optimal growth.

How to Treat Common Plant Pests
• How to identify problems with aphids, thrips, and other pests.
• A pesticide to use that is safe on carnivorous plants .
• Dealing with slugs, mosquitoes, and four-legged pests.


The ebook does NOT cover propagation or all types of carnivorous plants. It was written specifically for first-time growers to help them keep their first carnivorous plant alive and healthy. The plants covered in the ebook are easily obtainable, relatively inexpensive, and forgiving of mistakes, which makes them suitable for first-time growers.

The ebook contains over 35,000 words and 170 embedded photographs. The file size is 20 MB (PDF) and is viewable on all computers, tablets, and smart phones. To purchase the ebook, please create an account. After purchasing, log into your account to download the ebook.

Released April 2018.


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3 of 5 Ok January 13, 2020
Reviewer: Greg from Portland , OR United States  
Pretty good info for maybe someone who has never had a cp. Certainly some good info, but beyond the very basics there is not much here. I apparently missed the last two words of the title and was expecting a little more. Not bad, but not the Savage Garden.  *** RESPONSE BY SARRACENIA NORTHWEST ***  Thank you for reading the ebook.  Yes, this was specifically written for beginners, people who have never grown a carnivorous plant before or simply struggled with one in the past.  It was never meant for the experienced grower, though many experienced growers have read the ebook and found it helpful in reminding them about basic horticultural concepts.  The information differs from the Savage Garden by the details we outline regarding sunlight, water hardness, soil, and humidity.  This alone has been instrumental in our efforts to dispel myths and preconceptions many new growers have about carnivorous plants  The ebook also provides information about common plant problems and how you can correct them.  The section on winter care is also invaluable to new growers because the information we provide is exactly how we care for Venus flytraps and Sarracenia at our nursery.  Overall, the information is laid out to give new growers the horticultural foundation to grow the most common carnivorous plants successfully.  With that type of knowledge and experience, they will then have the confidence to expand their collection to more expensive and uncommon specimens.

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5 of 5 January 5, 2020
Reviewer: Levi from TX United States  


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5 of 5 Great source of information January 1, 2020
Reviewer: Gerald Dackerman from Oceanside, CA United States  
I eagerly read and reread the chapters dealing with the plants that I am attempting to grow in Southern California

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Great All Around Guide December 19, 2019
Reviewer: Ricardo de Ycaza from Corvallis, OR United States  
For beginners or experienced growers alike, this guide offers great insights to growing carnivorous plants both indoors and outdoors. I found it to be particularly useful given that I live in Oregon as well, and thus have learned valuable lessons from SNWs experience cultivating plants right here in my home state. I would recommend this guide to anyone who wishes to know a straightforward no nonsense approach to growing CP's.

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5 of 5 Best Garden Addition November 18, 2019
Reviewer: Isabel from Eugene, OR United States  
Learning how to grow my new carnivorous plants has been successful and easy using the great information provided by Sarracenia NW. Selecting the best plants for my garden, identifying the place spot in the garden and being prepared for their needs was straightforward. The plants were well packed and ready for their new home. So far it’s been a great experience for this novice and I look forward to learning and growing more.

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