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Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-10-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By johnblagg
AND I would do the same if I did not live where...

AND I would do the same if I did not live where the weather is cold and below freezing 3 months out of the year ... and lol If I lived in Jamaica I would have orchids on every tree in the yard and...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-10-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
you really need to read up on it to get the full...

you really need to read up on it to get the full impact of what its capable of .It can induce roots ,keikis, new leads ... it has many different plant hormones and cytokines in it . I dont know...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-10-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,950
Posted By johnblagg
HMMM I have one that until my neglect in...

HMMM I have one that until my neglect in repotting has been blooming every few months non stop not just once yearly
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-10-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
LOL ok ... I am simply going by what I gather on...

LOL ok ... I am simply going by what I gather on this subject by the info given bu the producers of the coconut water
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-09-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
actually to get green coconut water you use young...

actually to get green coconut water you use young green coconuts that have not got to the "jelly" stage and have nothing but the fluid inside which later turns to jelly then to the white "meat".Once...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-09-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
and just to show you proof of the roots dont...

and just to show you proof of the roots dont always do what you expect ... here is a bu lady making roots on a section a year old while making roots on the section that is normally roots along which...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-09-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,950
Posted By johnblagg
Very very nice .... mine is in intensive care and...

Very very nice .... mine is in intensive care and being restarted becuase of my neglect last fall in repotting in time .... but they grow fast
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-09-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
LOL and yes the coffee containers work great I do...

LOL and yes the coffee containers work great I do semi hydro in them and normal just hydroton .... just a few holes is all you need .

For s/h I do two holes a couple of inches up in the side .For...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-09-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
just to illustrate the point here are a few pics all the same plant

One is a fully mature pb the same age as the pb in bloom which if I was to move the medium away is most likely producing new roots also... and you dont get much more mature than in bloom

the...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-09-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
Green young coconuts not the brown you find in...

Green young coconuts not the brown you find in supermarkets ... you can buy the green coconut water online

Yes if you can get young green coconuts its as simple as drilling holes and pouring it...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-08-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
lol no its not a case of just no new roots yet...

lol no its not a case of just no new roots yet ...as for bringing it home its a plant I have had 3 or 4 years I was slack last fall and did notrepot and caused major root problems for every orchid I...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-08-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,637
Posted By johnblagg
lol wanna see a rootless wonder ? K take a look

ports of paradise "emerald isle" every root lost to rot and one sheath ... soaked it in green coconut water after cleaning it up and repotted in hydroton ... well well not a root but not even a pause...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By johnblagg
well then again you have to consider its 4300...

well then again you have to consider its 4300 lumins in a 4 x 8 inch area instead of a 4 foot long area also... and since i am using a high output ballst to drive them they may be giving more lumins...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,779
Posted By johnblagg
you go for effiecient Ill keep growing orchids...

you go for effiecient Ill keep growing orchids like I do and blooming them all winter with out adding extra cost to what works just fine... I never said that reflectors dont work or help I said I...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,779
Posted By johnblagg
look at where they are hanging ... see that white...

look at where they are hanging ... see that white shelf above them painted flat white ... I do believe that is a basic reflector .. then look at the wall behind em ...yep another reflector ... lol...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,372
Posted By johnblagg
LOl I am not arguing that reflectors do not help...

LOl I am not arguing that reflectors do not help ... and I do have a surface behind the lights painted flat white just for this ... not high tech but above and on one side both so light is being...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,372
Posted By johnblagg
lol you need to do a bit of research flat white...

lol you need to do a bit of research flat white surfaces do a much better job that silver reflectors and in fact I am using a surface not 5 inches away above the lights in most areas painted flat...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,372
Posted By johnblagg
Stefpix I was saying they seem to be great for...

Stefpix I was saying they seem to be great for growing the only problem for "ME" is that they have to be to close
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,372
Posted By johnblagg
Stefpix as for leds ... I have far to much area...

Stefpix as for leds ... I have far to much area to cover and I actually found a good comparison recently of induction fluorescent, leds, and hid lights .. leds took the lead in most areas except for...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,372
Posted By johnblagg
there is no reason you could not use this with a...

there is no reason you could not use this with a reflector it is flat and just 4 x 8 .... and lol they hang just a few inches below a shelf painted flat white one of the best reflectors you can have...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,372
Posted By johnblagg
ok peeps here is the update ...... lights...

ok peeps here is the update ...... lights preformed incredibly well and everything bloomed well and lol the dendrobium aggregatium even spiked mid winter and made its first bloom spike and had 13...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By johnblagg
My custom home made lights tested and proven to do great

I have great success with my home made fluorescents using off the shelf GE multi volt pro electronic ballasts ... PN # GE296HO-MV-N-DIY and Lothonia Lighting 65 watt triple tube flat compact...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,441
Posted By johnblagg
great looking plants Bob good job

great looking plants Bob good job
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By johnblagg
I have great success with my home made...

I have great success with my home made fluorescents using off the shelf GE multi volt pro electronic ballasts ... PN # GE296HO-MV-N-DIY and Lothonia Lighting 65 watt triple tube flat compact...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 11-03-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,779
Posted By johnblagg
Hey Bob I have great success with my home made...

Hey Bob I have great success with my home made fluorescents using off the shelf GE multi volt pro electronic ballasts ... PN # GE296HO-MV-N-DIY and Lothonia Lighting 65 watt triple tube flat compact...
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