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Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Ray
I've always been a pretty generous tipper - both...

I've always been a pretty generous tipper - both my wife and I worked as wait staff while in school, so are pretty well attuned to the requirements of skill and tolerance - but we have also "upped"...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Today, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 59
Posted By Ray
Nice idea, OW. We have donated a fair amount...

Nice idea, OW.

We have donated a fair amount of money to a local food bank.

It makes no sense that the richest country in the world should have so many people unable to feed their families.
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Ray
No. I removed that info when I retired, and with...

No. I removed that info when I retired, and with pandemic restrictions, I’m not traveling to visit anyone! A couple of folks approached me about doing Zoom sessions, so I thought I might try that...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By Ray
Welcome. If you want the most “bang for the...

Welcome.

If you want the most “bang for the buck” in plant lighting, look at the ones sold by theorchidhobbyist.com
Forum: Growing on Mounts 01-16-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 209
Posted By Ray
My favorite is cork oak bark, and most hardwoods...

My favorite is cork oak bark, and most hardwoods are OK, but when using lumber for flat slab mounts, I go with cedar or redwood.
Forum: Dendrobium Alliance 01-16-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Posted By Ray
Chicken_wing, I must be critical of your...

Chicken_wing, I must be critical of your thinking.

Get them both!!!

There is no such hybrid as Den. Lucky Holiday - must be mislabeled.
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 01-16-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Ray
I am starting to give OS talks via Zoom, and one...

I am starting to give OS talks via Zoom, and one of the new ones, "Understanding Orchid Nutrition" has a segment on boosters and stimulants.

In the latter case, I am aware of three, basic types -...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 01-16-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Ray
OT - you and I agree on all points! That last...

OT - you and I agree on all points! That last point especially. If we do everything perfectly, the plant will perform to its genetically-programmed maximum. Anything we do that's less-than-ideal...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 01-15-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Ray
Not meant to be a sales pitch, but will be construed as such by some.

I have found KelpMax to be a truly remarkable addition to my orchid culture. I've been growing orchids for over 45 years and using KelpMax for 9 (as of last month), and folks get tired of me...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 01-15-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Ray
Welcome, Gašper.

Welcome, Gašper.
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-14-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By Ray
I don't know for sure, but deficiencies in Fe,...

I don't know for sure, but deficiencies in Fe, Mg, or even N might be involved. The first thing I'd try would be a foliar urea spray.

Yes, I would expect the leaves to green up again.
Forum: Members' Displays 01-14-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Ray
I don't know. Anyone who can get stuff to grow...

I don't know. Anyone who can get stuff to grow from the ceiling is doing great in my book.

I especially want to know how you keep the LECA from falling out of the pot!

I know - getting photo...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By Ray
Back in the days when “rural” was definitely “the...

Back in the days when “rural” was definitely “the sticks”, the major power and telephone companies didn’t want to invest in infrastructure extending to only a few new customers, so “cooperatives”...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-14-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Ray
Most powdered fertilizers are inorganic salts, so...

Most powdered fertilizers are inorganic salts, so have essentially an infinite shelf-life. They also have no color when in solution, so indicator dyes are added so you know it’s present.

The...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 01-13-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By Ray
North Carolina has excellent service in some...

North Carolina has excellent service in some places and none whatsoever in others. You'll have to do some local digging to learn for sure. Can't your realtor help?

I have better internet here in...
Forum: Hybrids 01-13-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Ray
There are some species that have specific...

There are some species that have specific environmental triggers, and plenty of others that either do not, or we haven't identified them.

One thing all plants have in common is the need for the...
Forum: Cypripedium Alliance - Paphiopedilum 01-13-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Ray
Ross Hella (Deerwood Orchids) has done quite a...

Ross Hella (Deerwood Orchids) has done quite a bit of teacup breeding, as well.
Forum: Growing Under Lights 01-13-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,462
Posted By Ray
Yes, plants will adjust, but whether that's...

Yes, plants will adjust, but whether that's acceptable or not depends upon the type of grower you are - one who grows plants that "tolerate" what they are given, or one who works to provide what they...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 01-13-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By Ray
Jo Beth, that looks fantastic. I'll bet you...

Jo Beth, that looks fantastic.

I'll bet you can drop the heater thermostat by 5°-10° without the plants even noticing.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By Ray
No. The meristematic tissue that grows roots...

No.

The meristematic tissue that grows roots is at the base of the pseudobulb.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-13-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Ray
That Bonide product is a diluted acephate...

That Bonide product is a diluted acephate formula, so will work well.

They recommend 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) per gallon.

Thoroughly wet all plant surfaces and drench the medium. Repeat two...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Ray
Granules tend to work poorly in bark-based media,...

Granules tend to work poorly in bark-based media, because they tend to infiltrate and cascade down, where the roots cannot take up the pesticides.

Run to your local Lowes or Home Depot and pick up...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 659
Posted By Ray
Wetting the leaves is not a particularly good way...

Wetting the leaves is not a particularly good way to raise humidity around the plants. In addition to mineral deposits you have seen, it can set the plants up for issues with leaf spotting and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-12-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Ray
I would agree with the rot. Possibly due to...

I would agree with the rot. Possibly due to water standing in the leaf axils. You might consider carefully sprinkling a bit of cinnamon powder down into the “cups” in the leaves where the brown...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-12-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,167
Posted By Ray
I am not seeing any problems with the cubes...

I am not seeing any problems with the cubes breaking apart. Either that I have purchased here and what you’re getting over there are different, or we have to coin the term “media abuser” to you. 😇...
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