So this 3.5" pot was sitting there with a good growth of mixed Drosera capensis quite evident. At soil level there were a few Dionaea seedlings showing so I decided to separate the two. The larger D. capensis went into a 4" round pot but as I opened up the media to bare root them it became apparent there was a little more than a few Dionaea. I therefore selected two trays and thought "I should get them in these".
A hundred prickings-out later I went for another two trays and then stopped when they were replete. I now have 205 pricked-out Dionaea and the original pot I refilled with the spares.
The question now is do I qualify for any EU support? I have the Darlingtonia farm and I've even diversified to Dionaea farming.
Well that is impressive and your seeming ability to create both time and space on a whim is an exemplary model to us all. Do you have a potting assistant called Hawking by any chance? Extract from European Commission for Agriculture and Rural Development re EU funding below, I'm pretty sure farmer Fred would qualify If you are a farmer or land manager, it is likely that you will be eligible to receive direct payments, the major form of EU funding in agriculture. The system of direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy is mainly based on the single payment scheme and single area payment scheme, under which the amount of direct payment that you receive is not related to (decoupled from) the quantity of output from your farm or how many animals you have, which used to be the case in the past. The main aim of direct payments is to support farmers' incomes. In return farmers are obliged to undertake agricultural activity on their land and to respect a number of standards concerning food safety, environmental protection, animal welfare and the maintenance of land in good environmental and agricultural condition.
Last Edit: Apr 20, 2016 13:13:50 GMT by stevebooth: Failure to use what miss Moyer would have called, my joining words
I moved some overwintering ferns from Greenhouse 2 to the Fernery hard standing( still potted) which meant I could move some orchids from Greenhouse 3 to Greenhouse 2. The Dionaea in Greenhouse 1 could then be trayed to take up the created space in Greenhouse 3 but unfortunately the space vacated in Greenhouse 1 was refilled by the introduction of the pot of replanted D. capensis. That left the original pot, now replete with the excess Dionaea, needing a home for which no provision had been made.
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