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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).
• 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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Carnivorous Plant Guide is Excellent! July 24, 2019
Reviewer: Jess from Portland, OR United States  
I've been growing insectivorous plants for a little over a year now and felt I should seek more information on the plants I enjoy so much. This book is easy to read and provides lots of great information.

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Excellent Resource for Beginners July 13, 2019
Reviewer: Cameron from Shreve, OH United States  
This book contains a plethora of useful information that not only instructs those new to the hobby of carnivorous plants, but reassures intermediate growers of proper habits. A handy reference for all experience levels.

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Great source of info July 8, 2019
Reviewer: David Foster from Jamboree Heights, Queensland Australia  
Getting back into Carnivorous Plants after a long, long hiatus I was searching for a book that was aimed at the garden-variety enthusiast rather than a horticultural elitist. I found the book as entertaining as it was informative, I found the information easy to understand and adaptable for someone (me) who lives in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Informative ... with a sense of humor July 6, 2019
Reviewer: Amy from Murray, UT  
All the information I needed to get my plants settled into their new home.  This book covers the basics plus common myths and misinformation. And there is a lot of misinformation out there. Everyone has wanted to give me advice and it is all wrong: "Carnivorous plants are tropical." "You can't grow them outside. They need a terrarium."  Our climate is too dry."  "They can't handle cold weather." "Don't put them in full sun." Etc. Etc. Etc. But with the book, I knew better and my plants are thriving.

Love the digital format. Easy to search for information I need to go back to and review.

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It was very informative June 30, 2019
Reviewer: Colleen Johnson from LYLE, WA United States  
Thank you for the very detailed information. I am loving carnivorous plants and am slapping my hands trying to control myself to keep from over spending right now but once i get some bills paid down i am going to create a jungle.

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