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Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-05-2007, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By sailor
I have about 160 orcs mostly in s/h. Lots of catt...

I have about 160 orcs mostly in s/h. Lots of catt alliance, dends, some oncs and cymbs. 10 mounted Vandas that are DEFINITELY loving the sun and rain.

20 slippers that I have not moved outside.
...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-03-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,161
Posted By sailor
Outside Care

OK, Spring has sprung and all my orchids are outside under a grape arbor/gazebo. Good light, but not too much. Great air circulation. Since most of my collection is in S/H I can water more freely now...
Forum: Member Projects 04-19-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,679
Posted By sailor
I've named mine PeeVee. Ten days in hydroponics...

I've named mine PeeVee. Ten days in hydroponics and she looks picture perfect. Did not sulk at all. Mine came in about 7". I seriously believe it has picked up an inch in wingspan already.
Forum: Member Projects 04-09-2007, 11:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,679
Posted By sailor
Paph venustum (Project 3 - Spring 2007)

OK, thought I would start a thread to discuss our P. venustum project orchids.

Got mine a week ago, along with a few others :cheer: . Parkside was wonderful. I was very impressed.

This seemed...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - others 04-07-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By sailor
Light & Temp reference?

I am looking for a comprehensive reference for light and temp preferences (for paphs & phrags). Does such a source exist?
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 04-01-2007, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,854
Posted By sailor
Ray - I agree. I don't think this has anything to...

Ray - I agree. I don't think this has anything to do with the S/H. I have over 160 plants in S/H and have never seen curling this strong.

Smartie - So the curls on the original growths didn't...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 03-29-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By sailor
DOZENS of great orchids growers within an hour of...

DOZENS of great orchids growers within an hour of Orlando. If you can't get out of the Orlando area, there is actually a place called "World of Orchids" in Kissimmee. Interesting convervatory and...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 03-28-2007, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,854
Posted By sailor
All the divisions are pretty equal with a dozen...

All the divisions are pretty equal with a dozen or more growths per division. This was a BIG plant.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 03-28-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,854
Posted By sailor
Paph leaves curling in S/H

OK, I bit the bullet last month and transfered my huge Paph sedini blush into S/H. It was in a traditional 12" pot, so I split it into 3 divisions. Two are doing great, with new growths already, but...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 02-10-2007, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,631
Posted By sailor
Old fashioned technology works great. We bought a...

Old fashioned technology works great. We bought a folding laundry rack at Wal-Mart and keep it covered with wet towels. Takes our sunroom from 20% to 50% in no time. We re-wet the towels in the...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-07-2007, 12:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,186
Posted By sailor
I use "pH Down" from a local Grow Shop. Contains...

I use "pH Down" from a local Grow Shop. Contains Phosphoric Acid, Citric Acid and Ammonium Bisulfate. About 1/2 ml in a gallon lowers my pH from 7.1 to 5.9.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-06-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,186
Posted By sailor
I recently started adjusting the pH of my...

I recently started adjusting the pH of my watering/feeding solution to 5.9 and the deposits disappeared within a couple of days and haven't reappeared.
Forum: Member Projects 01-25-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 42,879
Posted By sailor
Paph venustum Paph venustum Paph venustum

Paph venustum
Paph venustum
Paph venustum
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-24-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,479
Posted By sailor
True Hydroponics

Is anyone aware of private or commercial growers using true hydroponics for orchids? I am currently building an ebb and flow system for garden veggies and would like to try a few small plants that...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-19-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,680
Posted By sailor
Tested my supply water and watering solution...

Tested my supply water and watering solution tonight with a calibrated pH meter. Here are my results.

Supply water - pH 7.1
I use carbon filtered water (not RO).

Watering/Ferilizing Solution -...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-18-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,680
Posted By sailor
Actually this reference on Ray's site recommends...

Actually this reference on Ray's site recommends 5.8-6.2 for orchids.

Plant Nutrition (http://www.firstrays.com/nutrition.htm)
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-17-2007, 11:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,680
Posted By sailor
From orchidusa.com: The Leading Orchids Site on...

From orchidusa.com: The Leading Orchids Site on the Net (http://www.orchidusa.com)

Influence of PH on nutrient availability.

So far we discussed fertilizers, the proper dosage of fertilizers...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-17-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,680
Posted By sailor
pH in S/H

I am starting garden plants in S/H and will be setting up a true hydro system soon. The hydro sites all talk about the importance of maintaining a slightly acidic wetting solution to improve nutrient...
Forum: Contests & Polls 01-14-2007, 12:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,842
Posted By sailor
Paph appletonianum

Paph appletonianum
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-07-2007, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,500
Posted By sailor
Ray - yes, technically my dens are not S/H right...

Ray - yes, technically my dens are not S/H right now, but they have been up until mid-December. I understand that Dens normally need a Winter dry period to setup the next bloom cycle, so I thought I...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-05-2007, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,500
Posted By sailor
I actually think that most of my S/H plants LIKE...

I actually think that most of my S/H plants LIKE being a little dry every now and then. I have about 20 Dendrobiums that I haven't watered in over a month so they can go thru their normal Winter dry...
Forum: Contests & Polls 12-31-2006, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,684
Posted By sailor
I'm in. - Ed

I'm in. - Ed
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-25-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By sailor
So you are suggesting using tapwater and not R/O?...

So you are suggesting using tapwater and not R/O? I live in Kentucky. TONS of calcium.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-21-2006, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,996
Posted By sailor
Transferring Compot to S/H

All of my S/H plants are doing great and I am considering giving a compot of slippers a shot. (I've never tried a compot with traditional media either). I just can't quite get my head around the best...
Forum: Member Projects 12-14-2006, 01:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,385
Posted By sailor
Thumbs up I'm in two (or 3 or 4). :lol:

I'm in two (or 3 or 4). :lol:
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