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Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By Ray
Nobody can tell you what size Orchiata to use, as...

Nobody can tell you what size Orchiata to use, as we have no idea how they will perform in your growing conditions.
Forum: Vendor Feedback Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Ray
If the shipping label was created for a future...

If the shipping label was created for a future ship date - I have several orders already packed on Saturday to go out Monday, for example - tracking will tell you either “label created” or “cannot...
Forum: Growing Under Lights Yesterday, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Ray
Full, noontime sunlight is 2000 micro...

Full, noontime sunlight is 2000 micro moles/sec/square meter, so your brightest lights would be great for terete leaved vandas, but too great for most other orchids. (When under artificial lighting...
Forum: Parts & Equipment Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By Ray
Swamp coolers and wet walls - both evaporative...

Swamp coolers and wet walls - both evaporative coolers - are quite common additions to greenhouses.

In your home, you’re looking for the temperature reduction more than for the humidity. In a...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 112
Posted By Ray
DO NOT use cinnamon on roots. It is a strong...

DO NOT use cinnamon on roots. It is a strong desiccant that will kill them. Like some others, I am not a fan of hydrogen peroxide, either.

Roots die due to suffocation. Only dead tissue rots. ...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 03-28-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Ray
Welcome from the southeastern part of the state.

Welcome from the southeastern part of the state.
Forum: Potting & Repotting 03-28-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 39
Posted By Ray
Such plants live as colonies. The more growths,...

Such plants live as colonies. The more growths, the more sturdy and resilient the plant will be. I'd not divide that. If you must divide it, the general rule-of-thumb is one new-, plus two old...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 03-27-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Ray
Dave is a long time friend, and as a bonus, he’s...

Dave is a long time friend, and as a bonus, he’s an oenologist and viniculturist, too!

He’s originally from Ontario, but the wine business is limited there, so he and his wife relocated to...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 03-27-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,940
Posted By Ray
Having spread 420 bags of mulch in our yard,...

Having spread 420 bags of mulch in our yard, Michele & I turned our attention to other outdoor planting.

I found a cedar raised bed cheaper than I could build it - it should arrive today - so we...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-27-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Ray
20 ppm nitrate is a relatively high concentration...

20 ppm nitrate is a relatively high concentration for drinking water, but is what some would call an “ideal” level for orchid irrigation if you watered very frequently - every day or two. If you...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 03-25-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Ray
Weed

Weed
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-25-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 55
Posted By Ray
Neomarica caerulea 'Regina' Plugs for Sale

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Neomarica caerulea ‘Regina’, commonly called the Giant Apostles’ Iris,...
Forum: Propagation 03-25-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By Ray
"Green pod" (they're actually "capsules" in...

"Green pod" (they're actually "capsules" in orchids, not pods) merely means "unopened".

I have done a limited amount of breeding, but I find that the published guidelines are reasonable points to...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-24-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Ray
I love the fiery colors.

I love the fiery colors.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-24-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Ray
Yep. That's it.

Yep. That's it.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-24-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By Ray
Another killer, Bayard!

Another killer, Bayard!
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 03-24-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Ray
Yes, paphs have abbreviated sheaths. Feel free...

Yes, paphs have abbreviated sheaths. Feel free to trim it when the blossom drops.

The senescence you see is perfectly normal.

Do nothing different with the plant. What you're doing seems to...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-24-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Ray
I can't identify it, but be aware that most...

I can't identify it, but be aware that most pesticides do not kill eggs or larvae., and the two I'm aware of that do - azadirachtin and BT - take time to work.

Hopefully, someone with better...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-24-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 997
Posted By Ray
Water does not cause root rot. Roots must...

Water does not cause root rot. Roots must succumb to some extreme stress and die, and THEN, they will rot.

There are several things that can put plants in extreme stress - suffocation is the most...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-24-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By Ray
There is no way to know how long a virus can live...

There is no way to know how long a virus can live on any surface without controlling the conditions and testing. Besides, a virus doesn't just show up out of nowhere. What vector brings it to your...
Forum: Propagation 03-22-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Ray
OK. Thanks.

OK. Thanks.
Forum: Propagation 03-22-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Ray
What is pushing the air through the filter into...

What is pushing the air through the filter into the box?

How are you able to access the interior?
Forum: Growing Under Lights 03-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Ray
I am experimenting with a 50 watt COB LED. Damn...

I am experimenting with a 50 watt COB LED. Damn it's bright! So bright that I'm afraid to put plants under it.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-21-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Ray
No image... As the weather should be...

No image...

As the weather should be improving with springtime, you might consider some KelpMax to kick-start them into growth.
Forum: Orchid Lounge 03-20-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Ray
Unfortunately, it was lost to a late propane...

Unfortunately, it was lost to a late propane delivery...

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Here's something on the other end of the size...
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