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Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By Ray
As far as I’m aware, Amazon does not sell plants...

As far as I’m aware, Amazon does not sell plants themselves, but are simply the platform for others to sell plants.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,197
Posted By Ray
That is my thought, as well. I suppose I...

That is my thought, as well.

I suppose I could stick a thermometer probe into the middle of the pots of media to check, but it's probably not significant at the moment, with our humidity...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Posted By Ray
For a lot more money that could otherwise be...

For a lot more money that could otherwise be spent on plants!
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,197
Posted By Ray
They both seem to perform similarly. One thing...

They both seem to perform similarly. One thing for sure, the mix weighs more than just cubes, so it might be a better choice for taller-growing plants.

I have transferred all of my phals out of...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,197
Posted By Ray
A little bit of data from my experiment: I...

A little bit of data from my experiment:

I had 3 identical 3.5" Square pots I had acquired from Chula orchids
...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Posted By Ray
They are not stainless steel, just a thin chrome...

They are not stainless steel, just a thin chrome coating on mild steel. I had mine outside and they started rusting in a couple of months.

If you spray them with a “rust converter” (latex paint...
Forum: Identification Forum Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By Ray
Looks similar to Brassia gireoudiana to me.

Looks similar to Brassia gireoudiana to me.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 324
Posted By Ray
If anyone is desperate to grow palms in pots, I...

If anyone is desperate to grow palms in pots, I can provide Sabal palmetto seeds, and if the squirrels haven’t gotten to the fruit (which makes great jam), Pindo palms.

They germinate and grow...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Posted By Ray
In my greenhouse, I did something similar to...

In my greenhouse, I did something similar to Southpark’s drawing, using sheets of rigid plastic under the shelves sloping to the back. With those “bakers rack” shelves that have 1” sides extending...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Ray
In PA, my greenhouse was heated with propane. My...

In PA, my greenhouse was heated with propane. My budget payment (monthly, all year to pay for winter heat) was $400. Yes, you’ll want it to be as low as is safe for the plants.

However, before...
Forum: Growing Under Lights 10-25-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Ray
Is that being used for supplemental light only,...

Is that being used for supplemental light only, or is that the sole light source?
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 10-24-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 402
Posted By Ray
The new version, sold as "Bio-Advanced" has no...

The new version, sold as "Bio-Advanced" has no imidacloprid, but seems to be just as effective.
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 10-24-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 402
Posted By Ray
I am not a fan of neem oil, for several reasons: ...

I am not a fan of neem oil, for several reasons:
The raw oil can spoil, making me question whether it is active or not.
I don't like using oils on orchids. it can burn the leaves or blast buds...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-23-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By Ray
You said the other stuff @ 1.47% active...

You said the other stuff @ 1.47% active ingredient required 1.5 teaspoons per quart.

The new stuff is 0.235% active ingredient, so to match the same concentration you need 1.47/0.235 = 6.26 times...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 10-23-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Ray
Welcome from the far southeastern corner of the...

Welcome from the far southeastern corner of the state.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-23-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By Ray
The spots are perfectly normal for the plant. ...

The spots are perfectly normal for the plant.

The loss of a single lower leaf is not a particular worry, but in my opinion, the vase culture will not be very favorable.

These critters like it...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-23-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By Ray
There's about 1/6 the amount of active...

There's about 1/6 the amount of active ingredient, so 1.5 x 1.47/0.235 = 9.38, not 0.5
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 10-23-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 402
Posted By Ray
Here's some anecdotal info, related to my...

Here's some anecdotal info, related to my "epiphyte tree":

Plants are on bare driftwood; no moss.
They are out in the hot, direct sun starting in mid April and are still there. When I see the...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 10-22-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Ray
I may be overly conservative about this, but to...

I may be overly conservative about this, but to me, “40’s” and “wet” are NEVER a good combination.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-22-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Ray
Your post has left me with lots of questions: ...

Your post has left me with lots of questions:

Why must your current system be used outdoors? If it's just because of the hose adapter, you can either get one that will adapt the current fitting...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-22-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,197
Posted By Ray
My internal “Bill Nye” got to me, so I started a...

My internal “Bill Nye” got to me, so I started a drying experiment yesterday afternoon.

I filled two square, 3.5” pots, one with cubes, one with a 50/50 mix with LECA. They were weighed, then...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 10-22-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Ray
Where’s the water going to go?

Where’s the water going to go?
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-21-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Ray
I can think of two things right off the top that...

I can think of two things right off the top that might plays a role:

1) If the evaporation leads to cooling, then the reduced temperature alone can be the limiting factor.

2) If the evaporation...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 10-20-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By Ray
Be careful about the soap addition - i.e., "step...

Be careful about the soap addition - i.e., "step lightly".

We grow impatiens in the flower boxes on our deck. One of the boxes got a very bad mite infestation, so I sprayed it with Azamax. All...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 10-20-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By Ray
It's more about your growing conditions and how...

It's more about your growing conditions and how S/H culture fits with them to meet the plant's needs, than it is about the type of plant.

In my warm, moist greenhouse in PA, Aerangis luteoalba v....
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