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Old 05-23-2020, 09:23 AM
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Kim, i want to snuggle with that Vanda rack!!
It is only 10' x 18' (built in 6' sections, since I had to erect it by myself). Still need to wrap legs w copper tape to keep the slugs out. Total material cost $250, but it took me a couple of days to put it together (drilling holes through pressure treated wood takes forever).

There is a sprinkler mounted on top, which I control with a an electronic timer (less than $45 at Home Depot).

Normally I would not need quite that size, but due to cancellation of the last 5 shows I was booked into, I have excess inventory of Vandas.
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for the insight and suggestions. I was thinking somewhere between 40-60 as well.

I do want to "push" plants into as much light as they can take, so I may start out with a higher shade as the plants move out and see if I can harden off the plants as the season progresses.
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:49 PM
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Kim, I love the “get it done” mentality. I’ve been doing a lot of home construction, by myself, this quarantine, and it can be done in small enough bites. Well done
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