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Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Ray
My recommendation to pot it up is to put it into...

My recommendation to pot it up is to put it into its “permanent” growing conditions, so the new roots will immediately become tailored to the conditions as they emerge and grow.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Ray
That looks entirely too dry for a paph. I...

That looks entirely too dry for a paph.

I recommend the following:

►Using warm water, make up a solution of 1 tablespoon/gallon KelpMax and immerse the entire plant for an hour or two.
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,883
Posted By Ray
The formula of a slow-release fertilizer is...

The formula of a slow-release fertilizer is expressed in the same weight percentages as powdered fertilizer.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Ray
I've always been a pretty generous tipper - both...

I've always been a pretty generous tipper - both my wife and I worked as wait staff while in school, so are pretty well attuned to the requirements of skill and tolerance - but we have also "upped"...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By Ray
Nice idea, OW. We have donated a fair amount...

Nice idea, OW.

We have donated a fair amount of money to a local food bank.

It makes no sense that the richest country in the world should have so many people unable to feed their families.
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 01-17-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Ray
No. I removed that info when I retired, and with...

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...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 01-17-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By Ray
Welcome. If you want the most “bang for the...

Welcome.

If you want the most “bang for the buck” in plant lighting, look at the ones sold by theorchidhobbyist.com
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-16-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By Ray
My favorite is cork oak bark, and most hardwoods...

My favorite is cork oak bark, and most hardwoods are OK, but when using lumber for flat slab mounts, I go with cedar or redwood.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-16-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Ray
Chicken_wing, I must be critical of your...

Chicken_wing, I must be critical of your thinking.

Get them both!!!

There is no such hybrid as Den. Lucky Holiday - must be mislabeled.
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 01-16-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Ray
I am starting to give OS talks via Zoom, and one...

I am starting to give OS talks via Zoom, and one of the new ones, "Understanding Orchid Nutrition" has a segment on boosters and stimulants.

In the latter case, I am aware of three, basic types -...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 01-16-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Ray
OT - you and I agree on all points! That last...

OT - you and I agree on all points! That last point especially. If we do everything perfectly, the plant will perform to its genetically-programmed maximum. Anything we do that's less-than-ideal...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 01-15-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Ray
Not meant to be a sales pitch, but will be construed as such by some.

I have found KelpMax to be a truly remarkable addition to my orchid culture. I've been growing orchids for over 45 years and using KelpMax for 9 (as of last month), and folks get tired of me...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 01-15-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 159
Posted By Ray
Welcome, Gašper.

Welcome, Gašper.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-14-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By Ray
I don't know for sure, but deficiencies in Fe,...

I don't know for sure, but deficiencies in Fe, Mg, or even N might be involved. The first thing I'd try would be a foliar urea spray.

Yes, I would expect the leaves to green up again.
Forum: Members' Displays 01-14-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Ray
I don't know. Anyone who can get stuff to grow...

I don't know. Anyone who can get stuff to grow from the ceiling is doing great in my book.

I especially want to know how you keep the LECA from falling out of the pot!

I know - getting photo...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Ray
Back in the days when “rural” was definitely “the...

Back in the days when “rural” was definitely “the sticks”, the major power and telephone companies didn’t want to invest in infrastructure extending to only a few new customers, so “cooperatives”...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-14-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Ray
Most powdered fertilizers are inorganic salts, so...

Most powdered fertilizers are inorganic salts, so have essentially an infinite shelf-life. They also have no color when in solution, so indicator dyes are added so you know it’s present.

The...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-13-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Ray
North Carolina has excellent service in some...

North Carolina has excellent service in some places and none whatsoever in others. You'll have to do some local digging to learn for sure. Can't your realtor help?

I have better internet here in...
Forum: Hybrids 01-13-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By Ray
There are some species that have specific...

There are some species that have specific environmental triggers, and plenty of others that either do not, or we haven't identified them.

One thing all plants have in common is the need for the...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 01-13-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Ray
Ross Hella (Deerwood Orchids) has done quite a...

Ross Hella (Deerwood Orchids) has done quite a bit of teacup breeding, as well.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-13-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,477
Posted By Ray
Yes, plants will adjust, but whether that's...

Yes, plants will adjust, but whether that's acceptable or not depends upon the type of grower you are - one who grows plants that "tolerate" what they are given, or one who works to provide what they...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 01-13-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Ray
Jo Beth, that looks fantastic. I'll bet you...

Jo Beth, that looks fantastic.

I'll bet you can drop the heater thermostat by 5°-10° without the plants even noticing.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Ray
No. The meristematic tissue that grows roots...

No.

The meristematic tissue that grows roots is at the base of the pseudobulb.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Ray
That Bonide product is a diluted acephate...

That Bonide product is a diluted acephate formula, so will work well.

They recommend 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) per gallon.

Thoroughly wet all plant surfaces and drench the medium. Repeat two...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Ray
Granules tend to work poorly in bark-based media,...

Granules tend to work poorly in bark-based media, because they tend to infiltrate and cascade down, where the roots cannot take up the pesticides.

Run to your local Lowes or Home Depot and pick up...
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