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Forum: Growing on Mounts Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,879
Posted By Ray
Yes, it is "3D" fabric. I used to sell an...

Yes, it is "3D" fabric.

I used to sell an equivalent I called "AquaMat". Went through 5000 yards (6' wide) in under a year.

Just make sure you get a polyester version (most are).

Techno...
Forum: Growing on Mounts Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By Ray
Automated misting is the way to go.

Automated misting is the way to go.
Forum: Vendor Feedback Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By Ray
Certainly.

Certainly.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Ray
Each individual's environment is different,...

Each individual's environment is different, meaning the plants that can be easily grown in any particular method varies.

Many years ago, I imported about 500 "Chinese" cymbidiums per month from...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Ray
In a "standard" S/H pot (1-quart deli container),...

In a "standard" S/H pot (1-quart deli container), the two holes in the sidewall are typically about 1.5" from the bottom, making the reservoir about 20%-25% the depth of the LECA column, so that can...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 12-04-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By Ray
Lime Sherbet x Little Stars is registered as...

Lime Sherbet x Little Stars is registered as Walnut Valley Little Stars
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-04-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Ray
I suspect it would be unclear for someone who...

I suspect it would be unclear for someone who didn't read my website thoroughly.

Please look at step 4 of "Repotting into S/H from Traditional Media"...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-04-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 324
Posted By Ray
I am quite in agreement. It is very well...

I am quite in agreement.

It is very well established that poinsettias must have 1/2 gram of nitrogen to take them from a rooted cutting to their fill Christmas glory. Growers know - and I do mean...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-04-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By Ray
When root cells grow, they "tailor" themselves to...

When root cells grow, they "tailor" themselves to function optimally in the environment into which they have grown. Once they have grown, they cannot change. If the environment changes - during...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-03-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 324
Posted By Ray
Yeah, I've heard the "my grandmother never feeds...

Yeah, I've heard the "my grandmother never feeds her plants.." line many times.

Once or twice it was followed up with "Manure tea isn't food, is it?"
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-03-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By Ray
AOS Culture Guide...

AOS Culture Guide (https://firstrays.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Catasetum.pdf)
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-03-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 324
Posted By Ray
Nitrates in drinking water is possible, but...

Nitrates in drinking water is possible, but generally is considered a no-no, especially over 10 ppm for babies.

I don't agree with the rainwater "definitely" being a sufficient source of nitrogen,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-03-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 324
Posted By Ray
Of course they need nutrition - what doesn't? ...

Of course they need nutrition - what doesn't? They don't need much, though.

Orchids are about 99% carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, and about 1% everything else. Of the 99%, everything comes...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-02-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Ray
"Reaction" - hilarious. Yeah, we had our...

"Reaction" - hilarious.

Yeah, we had our kids here, and both my wife and I are absolutely exhausted. I guess my sense of humor didn't get enough sleep either!
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-02-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Ray
No, I'm not buying whole bags of anything. Read...

No, I'm not buying whole bags of anything. Read my original post.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-02-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By Ray
I think that as a general rule, the purer, the...

I think that as a general rule, the purer, the better for all orchids. Some may have greater tolerance for dissolved solids than others, but they'd still prefer purity.
Forum: Maxillaria Alliance 12-02-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Ray
What temperature range is the plant getting?

What temperature range is the plant getting?
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-01-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Ray
It's more than just "fun and games". 20 years...

It's more than just "fun and games". 20 years ago or so I did some similar testing, in which I compared the bulk density, open volume and absorption capacity of a handful of products - all of which...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 12-01-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Ray
Any time, John. Even if I get other samples...

Any time, John.

Even if I get other samples sooner, I can always add data for another product later, although wicking will change with different RH, so I'd like to do them more or less...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 12-01-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By Ray
I cannot speak for the particular product, but...

I cannot speak for the particular product, but you must ALWAYS use pesticides at the full recommended strength for the plant and pest.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-01-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Ray
Most fertilizer components are inorganic salts,...

Most fertilizer components are inorganic salts, so quite stable in solution. The only organic chemical would be the iron EDTA, and that is also very stable.

Anything with organic components...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-30-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Ray
Other than a visual assessment, how would you...

Other than a visual assessment, how would you evaluate that?

Besides - and this relates to the TDS too - they all need to be thoroughly cleaned before use anyway.
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-30-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By Ray
LECA Comparison Study

Over on Facebook, someone suggested that there needs to be an updated comparison of available brands of LECA, similar to the one I did about 20 years ago.

I volunteered to do that if folks will...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-30-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Ray
Generally speaking, phalaenopsis are "hot...

Generally speaking, phalaenopsis are "hot growers" that tend to be tolerant of the temperatures we prefer, but definitely do not like cold, wet roots. Allowing them to get into the 60's may be OK in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Ray
Simple Fertilizer Dispenser

When I still had my greenhouse, I used a metering pump to feed fertilizer concentrate into my irrigation water. Now that I have a much smaller collection and use a pump-up sprayer to water my...
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