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i forgot to add the pics...here are a few examples

Vandas throwing spikes by J Solo, on Flickr


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Those new growths are GIANT!! Well done!!
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Hmm I bet ctsms don't care whether you're using mulch or premium NZ sphag... But on the other hand, how much do I care about the media decomposing and turning stinky....

What slow-release fertilizer are you using? The ctsms drink up so much fertilizer; it would be nice to not have to continuously feed them.
Grow them in cow manure.
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Those new growths are GIANT!! Well done!!
Lots of credit to you, sir. I added the reservoirs after you explained the PET method to me last year. I canít say that is the only thing but it is the only thing I did different
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Yo, DC, those are SUPER beefy! Well done, they are obviously very happy with what you are doing
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DC, those are monster growths, well done!! I hope they will reward you with equally monsterous spikes.

As to the PET method, now that I have 3 growing seasons under my belt, I was planning on trying it next year. I've been using horse manure in the bottom third of the pot, which has been an excellent source of nutrition based on the growth I see every year. Can manure be used in the PET method? If so, would it be used as a lower or middle layer?
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DC, those are monster growths, well done!! I hope they will reward you with equally monsterous spikes.

As to the PET method, now that I have 3 growing seasons under my belt, I was planning on trying it next year. I've been using horse manure in the bottom third of the pot, which has been an excellent source of nutrition based on the growth I see every year. Can manure be used in the PET method? If so, would it be used as a lower or middle layer?
Definitely not the lower layer! It'll get gross quickly. I would have a larger than normal inorganic layer on the bottom and a single layer of manure on top.
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[QUOTE=DirtyCoconuts;936646]

Vandas throwing spikes by J Solo, on Flickr

Are the aerial roots normal among Catasetinae? Yours all look extremely happy!
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It is more common among cloesia and their lineage. They are leaf litter trappers
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It is more common among cloesia and their lineage. They are leaf litter trappers
Exactly.
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