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Forum: Beginner Discussion Today, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By Ray
There is no URL for an image on your desktop. ...

There is no URL for an image on your desktop. URLs are for objects on the internet.

As has been said, you can use a 3rd-party hosting site, then use that URL to post the image in-line (within the...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-15-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Ray
You may have it in your environment. There are...

You may have it in your environment. There are several hundred host plants that can “seed” your local growing area.

Heat and humidity favor the stuff, so you might want to spray the entire area...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - Neofinetia 04-15-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Ray
You might consider giving it a good soak in...

You might consider giving it a good soak in KelpMax solution.

Not only does it stimulate growth, it provides chemical resources that the plant would ordinarily produce for itself, but without the...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-15-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Ray
There are several, apparently dissimilar,...

There are several, apparently dissimilar, opinions going on here.

I feed a very dilute fertilizer solution at almost every watering. As long as the medium stays moist, it contains nutrients. I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-15-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By Ray
Use it, and don’t waste your time with bottled...

Use it, and don’t waste your time with bottled water.

Sure, a purified water would be better, but is it that much better? Not really. If you’re a relatively new grower, there are a lot more...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-14-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 303
Posted By Ray
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Vipre Advanced Security
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-14-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Ray
Water absorption is really not the issue. ...

Water absorption is really not the issue.

When we water, most pours right through. Some is immediately absorbed by the potting medium and the plant, but there is a third fractions that is...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-14-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Ray
Agreed 100% Yes, and think about the fact that...

Agreed 100%
Yes, and think about the fact that to release nutrients, organic media must significantly decompose, and when that happens, it tends to suffocate the roots.
Yes and no. A more...
Forum: Vendor Feedback 04-13-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,172
Posted By Ray
1liter is the smallest package. You’ll pay...

1liter is the smallest package.

You’ll pay too much if you go through Amazon.
Forum: Vendor Feedback 04-13-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,172
Posted By Ray
I think you're cutting them too much slack. The...

I think you're cutting them too much slack. The past year has done very little to affect their greenhouse operations.

Treat the plant with KelpMax and it'll bounce back much more quickly.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-13-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,467
Posted By Ray
I know they'll give shots to non-residents, but I...

I know they'll give shots to non-residents, but I am of the impression (right or wrong) that both doses must be given from the same location.

EDIT- just talked to a neighbor who got the first...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-13-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Ray
If that is the true TDS, I'd just use it for all...

If that is the true TDS, I'd just use it for all irrigation. My water here is about the same.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-13-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Ray
77 what? If that is the true dissolved...

77 what?

If that is the true dissolved solids content, that’s fine. If that is the alkalinity, as ppm CaCO3, that’s still OK, but not so great.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-12-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Ray
Yes, there is a difference between the THREE...

Yes, there is a difference between the THREE designs.

The single pot with two holes in the side to define the upper limit of the reservoir is pretty much "self flushing". Every time you water,...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-11-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Ray
As has been discussed in another thread, I have...

As has been discussed in another thread, I have found that a 50/50 blend of LECA and Grodan rock wool mini-cubes to be a great medium that has sufficient weight to hold a plant well, while remaining...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-10-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Ray
Best I have been able to tell in my 30+ years of...

Best I have been able to tell in my 30+ years of s/h growing, algae has no effect on plant growth, and is merely an aesthetic issue.

I’d be careful about using a homemade remedy like that. If it...
Forum: Potting & Repotting 04-10-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By Ray
I am curious where you got the info about LECA...

I am curious where you got the info about LECA and increasing alkalinity with time. Alkalinity is the resistance to pH change, usually due to the accumulation of carbonates in the medium, and they...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 04-09-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,467
Posted By Ray
Hah! My Dad told me that when men were inducted...

Hah! My Dad told me that when men were inducted into the military (way back when), any that were uncircumcised were required to have the procedure done. “Oh nurse. Can you change my bandage?”
...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-09-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Ray
“The plant” does not determine whether or not it...

“The plant” does not determine whether or not it can be grown in semi-hydro culture. The sum of all your particular cultural parameters, and how well they work with the S/H pot environment will...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-08-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Ray
If you read about the natural habitats of many of...

If you read about the natural habitats of many of the plants that undergo a “winter rest”, you will find that they often state something along the lines of “rainfall is significantly reduced, but...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-07-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Ray
In my opinion, anything that is green is still...

In my opinion, anything that is green is still contributing to the welfare of the colony, so should be left attached, if that is practical and if removing them still leaves you with 2 or 3 old...
Forum: Growing on Mounts 04-05-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Ray
But mounted orchids are the easiest for which you...

But mounted orchids are the easiest for which you can automate the watering so you don’t have to remember!
Forum: Growing on Mounts 04-04-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Ray
I'd question the applicability of rosemary as a...

I'd question the applicability of rosemary as a mount. The herb is quite pungent, thanks to its resins, so I wonder if they'd be harmful to anything mounted on it.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-04-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Ray
Kim - "new roots" means just that. Roots that...

Kim - "new roots" means just that. Roots that are just emerging from the base of the plant and beginning to grow.

As roots grow, they "tailor" themselves to the environment in which they are...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 04-03-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Ray
I forgot to mention that acephate...

I forgot to mention that acephate (https://firstrays.com/product/acephate-97-wp-1-lb/) (AKA Orthene) has been my "go-to" systemic insecticide for scale for decades.
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