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Old 01-17-2021, 09:45 AM
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Ray, is there information on First Rays about your presentations? I looked but didn't see it. I would like to pass it on to the person in my OS who arranges programs.
No. I removed that info when I retired, and with pandemic restrictions, I’m not traveling to visit anyone! A couple of folks approached me about doing Zoom sessions, so I thought I might try that and see how it goes.

My first upcoming session will be on orchid nutrition, as I already mentioned, and another society wants me to do one on semi-hydro, which I will have to resurrect from a while back.

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Old 01-17-2021, 11:57 AM
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I have over the years treated more than a dozen medium-sized Vanda seedlings with an overnight soak in KelpMax. There are visible new root points the following morning, all along the old roots. This hasn't happened with water soaks. This is a historical comparison and not a simultaneous controlled experiment, but then nobody has done a controlled study of jumping out of airplanes with and without parachutes.
I left my two seedling vandas who have not grown in a year for 12 hrs in Kelp max recommended strength. I just two days of alternating KM to air, the healther of the two has a tiny new green leaf. The puny one as well as the first one are both sprouting new buds....two nights. I have a question, I have them back away from direct sun that only last a couple of hour due to the way my east windows are located. Should they have a little direct sun, or should I use my grow heat pad to keep them warmer, or move across the room that is warmer where I have all my bloomers. I have on other Vanda that came this fall and is double the size but did not seem to be growing in 4 months, so I put her in a S/H clear pot with LECA in bottom, moss in the middle and Leca on top. I keep checking the moisture in the moss and only add 1/4 202020...when it fees slightly dry. Should I worry about in being in LECA and moss and no air to the root like the little ones I have in KM and daytime air?? Sorry, this is hard for me to remember all this vanda requirements inspite of frequently reviewing the sticky. Thanks EC

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No. I removed that info when I retired, and with pandemic restrictions, I’m not traveling to visit anyone! A couple of folks approached me about doing Zoom sessions, so I thought I might try that and see how it goes.

My first upcoming session will be on orchid nutrition, as I already mentioned, and another society wants me to do one on semi-hydro, which I will have to resurrect from a while back.

There is a a contact link in the website menu.
Thanks for reminding me to re read it. I read the S/H section on evap. cooling, and just ordered some Rock Wool from you. Most of my orchids are doing well in LECA, I like it cause it is easy and works in arid NM. Is the weight of the rock wool and LECA about the same. I have been growing long enough to see if I need more water by weight of the pot. No hurry in sending it. I won't be repotting for a month or two, but did not want to forget the have it on hand.
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I suggest you start a new thread, either in the Beginners or Vanda forum. More people will see it and respond. Just copy your above text to the clipboard, and paste it into a new message.
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I think I have noticed the first signs of improvement after using Kelpmax or its equivalent name for it here.

This is my laelia lundii and was one of my first test subjects. It had just produced a new shoot that quickly died and the plant being so small I decided to try to do something for it as things can go downhill fast on a weak small plant. The shoot that died is circled black. I sprayed it once and it grew a new shoot circled in red, I sprayed it again 3 weeks later and it is developing a second shoot. Who knows maybe it was going to anyway but I felt this has gone from going downhill to going uphill so I think the kelpmax helped.
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I have seen lots of new growth, both roots and leaves, and now spikes on my previously dormant phal collection since using kelpmax regularly the last few months! I'm a believer in the product. The phals love it. I tried some on a jewel orchid and now it is growing like crazy too.
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