My plants may be catching too much food
I have a Sarracenia purpera, Sarracenia flava, and a Venus fly trap outside. The VFT catches about 5 bugs a week, the Sarracenia purpera catches about 10-20 small gnats and flies A DAY, and the flava about the same per day. I have these plants in full sun, water with rain water, and they are growing in peat and sphagnum moss. The pitchers are dieing quickly, but just as one dies another comes up. I dont want dieing pitchers! Are they catching too much food?
I kept them outside last winter (we had a freak snowstorm with about two feet of snow) and they died down and entered a DEEP dormancy. they came back up in spring. Ive had the plants since September of 08'. They havent flowered yet. I think they are catching too many bugs.
Can someone please tell me if they are catching too many bugs, and when they will flower. Ive heard that they dont flower until youve had them for three years. I also heard you shouldnt let a VFT flower. I'd cut it off if it did.
Can someone please help me with the pitcher/flower problem?