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Poll: Where/how do you Grow Your Orchids?
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Where/how do you Grow Your Orchids?

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Old 07-11-2014, 09:51 PM
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My Phals, which are most of my orchids, are indoors. Some are next to a window (although a shaded window; I can't move the curtain very well) and others are under a light.

My Den and Catt are outside.

I'm going to work on making a space in my room for a mini greenhouse, too (because obviously I'm going to want even more plants in the future, and I have NO IDEA how else I'm going to have any room for some of my currently-outside plants in the winter).

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Old 07-11-2014, 11:12 PM
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I vote other. I grow most of my plants outside in the summer, but in the winter I grow most of my plants in a solarium. I love it, but since it is part of my home it presents different challenges than my friends who have greenhouses. It is heated and since the entire room is windows, I actually have issues with my plants getting too much light in the winter (and my state is not known for its sunshine). In the winter it's like my tropical paradise (except for the fact that most days it gets into the high 60s instead of 80s and 90s).

The rest of my plants are in windowsills or shelving units by windows, but none of these plants need any modifications to their environments..
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:32 AM
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I'm going to work on making a space in my room for a mini greenhouse, too (because obviously I'm going to want even more plants in the future, and I have NO IDEA how else I'm going to have any room for some of my currently-outside plants in the winter).
My money re those you now grow outdoors, is on...you will FIND A WAY.

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I vote other. I grow most of my plants outside in the summer, but in the winter I grow most of my plants in a solarium. I love it, but since it is part of my home it presents different challenges than my friends who have greenhouses. It is heated and since the entire room is windows, I actually have issues with my plants getting too much light in the winter (and my state is not known for its sunshine). In the winter it's like my tropical paradise (except for the fact that most days it gets into the high 60s instead of 80s and 90s).

The rest of my plants are in windowsills or shelving units by windows, but none of these plants need any modifications to their environments..
I like it, all of it! Solarium!!! Paradise INSIDE, no need to visit some separate facility. Very cool!
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:03 AM
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by augmentation, in no way do I mean anything BREAST RELATED
Now I am disappointed, and I will not participate.
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:04 PM
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Now I am disappointed, and I will not participate.

Even serious orchid growers and orchid technologist can demonstrate a fine sense of humor! LOL!
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:36 PM
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I said indoors but really it's indoor and outdoors. In the colder months, everyone moves indoors. In the warmer months, some of the orchids move to the front porch where they get some morning sun.

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Old 07-12-2014, 01:49 PM
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Indoors with augmentation (automated misting system, led lighting, circulation fans) & greenhouse; eventually it will hopefully be all greenhouse. I just need to get my butt in gear and erect a bigger greenhouse (not to mention find a bigger lot to build on :/ )
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:12 PM
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Even serious orchid growers and orchid technologist can demonstrate a fine sense of humor! LOL!
Why everyone don get: serious as a heart attack and celebrating humor are NEVER MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. In fact, for me, the latter, when organic, augments the former....and I still don mean anything breast related!!!!

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Indoors with augmentation (automated misting system, led lighting, circulation fans) & greenhouse; eventually it will hopefully be all greenhouse. I just need to get my butt in gear and erect a bigger greenhouse (not to mention find a bigger lot to build on :/ )

Wow! I feel so much more NORMAL!

It just struck me, I should have mentioned right off, when making this pol,l I naturally included the multiple choice option for anyone who qualifies in more than one category. Bettah late than nevah.

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Hi.
To illustrate the intensity of my yearning for an “outdoors” back when I was at the zenith of my addiction, I just made a pic and will put it up. I am way better now than once! I mean it.

What I did (OMG), was, in my smaller growing area in my dinette, I (deep breath) drilled some holes in the BRICK OUTSIDE the window with my good masonry bits…..yep, to screw in hooks to hang a couple of select plants needing uber light I just could not grow well indoors.

I got caught by someone looking up from across the street, seeing two of the plants in question hanging happily. I live only on the 6th floor, so, getting caught was inevitable. But obsession drives you to live….on the EDGE.

Violated around a thousand laws….forget our insurance liability (or even criminal) should one of those big clay pots, well, have fallen down and hit an innocent pedestrian.

Course, the hooks were (still are) perfectly installed and I used really good orchid hangers. Come on…..who was I kidding? This was off the hook (pun intended) TERRIBLE! But this is what addiction to growing orchids can foster!

Note: We are responsible for all the vegetation outside our building. We choose London Plane trees (deciduous), I am told, did from the Get in 1931…..very expensive, but very hardy and lovely (once in a while one needs removing and replacing with a baby one) especially good for urban settings given their shallow roots…..but, all of them have anthracnose. And, incredibly, that means nothing, they grow really well and we have them tended by our arborists.

You can see one in the pic…..well, the top of one of our 7. I am lucky given they never really grow up to my windows….where they would cost me orchid growing light. Tho I once feared that and envisioned renting some device I could use out the windows to PRUNE THEM should they grow to threaten my orchid growing light! I am not making that up.

We plant annuals around their bases every spring, keep the soil we plant them in healthy and rich with organic material so they get the nourishment they need.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:32 PM
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Well, I said inside with no augmentation, but then I read where you said fans count as augmentation. So it appears I answered wrong. That is what I get for assuming that augmentation meant under lights.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:40 PM
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Well, I said inside with no augmentation, but then I read where you said fans count as augmentation. So it appears I answered wrong. That is what I get for assuming that augmentation meant under lights.
Know what? You are right and I got too nit picking in responding to Ray's query re what I meant!

I did, mainly mean artificial light setups!!! I capitulated to what having Virgo rising describes.
Mea culpa.

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