Holiday contraptions
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Holiday contraptions
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #11  
Old 12-17-2018, 10:01 AM
SundayGardener SundayGardener is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2017
Zone: 5a
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 116
Holiday contraptions
Default

I have several that are higher than the water. The ones in the pictures are on a relatively low shelf. A narrow vase might be better. I need to keep the cats out of the water (it is fertilized, I don't want the cats drinking it). I could try moving some of the cups directly underneath the lowest shelf...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-17-2018, 10:39 AM
shadytrake's Avatar
shadytrake shadytrake is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Zone: 7b
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,551
Default

Always good to let roots and plants "harden" off a few days every now and again. My bare root vanda collection gets several days of no water at this time of year. Caveat: I have a greenhouse and over 400 vandas. We also have a climate alert system. As long as the humidity is pretty high and the temp is controlled, they should be fine for a few days. In fact, if temps are dropping, it is best that the orchids are on the dry side to protect them from damp fungi.
__________________
AOS Associate Judge
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-17-2018, 12:46 PM
SillyKeiki's Avatar
SillyKeiki SillyKeiki is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 112
Default

I'm going for 2 weeks, my friend. That's too long. And the relative humidity is only 60%.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-18-2018, 11:59 AM
SillyCookies SillyCookies is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Age: 24
Posts: 33
Holiday contraptions Female
Default

I use home made self-watering pots with LECA and microfibre wicks because I travel from home regularly. That said, I am completely new to the orchid growing hobby and have only had my plants for one month! I'll be leaving them alone for 3 weeks over christmas, so I'll update you with how things went after
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-13-2019, 08:58 AM
SillyCookies SillyCookies is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Age: 24
Posts: 33
Holiday contraptions Female
Default

Well, it all went perfectly, no problems at all
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes SillyKeiki liked this post
  #16  
Old 01-13-2019, 02:57 PM
SillyKeiki's Avatar
SillyKeiki SillyKeiki is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 112
Default

SillyCookies, I am happy to hear that! Self-watering pots with LECA are the future. All my potted plants were in perfect condition. The Vandas (bare rooted)... not so happy. I think they needed a little bit more contact with the water than what I gave them.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes SillyCookies liked this post
  #17  
Old 01-31-2019, 02:53 AM
SillyCookies SillyCookies is offline
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Age: 24
Posts: 33
Holiday contraptions Female
Default

Turns out there was a little problem, actually. My dendrobium nobile developed what I think was black rot, so that wasn't good. I'm pretty sure that it's because I pllaced it too deep in the LECA
As I said, I'm new
Other than that, all seems well, so I don't think that the self watering system is at fault.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
contraptions, holiday, microfiber, surveillance, vanda


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repotting large Blc. Hausermann's holiday into S/H shahrezsyed Semi-Hydroponic Culture 7 08-15-2018 12:44 AM
Holiday Greetings from First Rays! Ray Orchid Lounge 0 12-04-2014 03:44 PM
Holiday Photos anyone? Tindomul Photography 21 12-03-2013 05:35 PM
Holiday Special BikerDoc5968 Advanced Discussion 49 01-06-2011 04:08 PM
Summer holiday starts Ludisia Off Topic - Totally 6 06-13-2007 03:30 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:40 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.