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Old 12-08-2020, 08:12 AM
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Wow! I'm just sitting here thinking about how much work was involved in this transfer. Tons. Good thing you're young and have stamina... I'd probably be sitting on the floor weeping at this point.
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Wow. Just amazing!
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I am a warm-weather creature... how did you manage to protect the plants to move them from your old place to their new home? Outside, I think, is very, very cold.
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Wow! I'm just sitting here thinking about how much work was involved in this transfer. Tons.
Thanks. This is really hard. The scope of work is very large. I've been putting things in order for 4 days, in the evenings. And a lot has not been done yet, but I am working on it
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I am a warm-weather creature... how did you manage to protect the plants to move them from your old place to their new home? Outside, I think, is very, very cold.
It was not difficult to transport. It was enough to hire a car with a warm interior and drive it right to the door of the house The weather was also lucky, it was only -15C (5F).

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I'm getting tired just watching! I just finished putting up new grow lights in my space. Really fun, as they all link together unlike my old hodge podge of different lights. Took me a couple of hours and exhausted me. Probably my clumsy self on a ladder using a drill was the scariest part.

Question... do you have any auto-misters or water set up on any of this, or is it all by hand?
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Question... do you have any auto-misters or water set up on any of this, or is it all by hand?
I am planning to use a 5 liter manual pump sprayer. It is quick and convenient for them to water on the substrate, very quickly. A lot of water is not consumed. For vandas I want to use an automister, but it hasn't come to that yet.
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Nice. Seeing the Vandas was actually the reason I asked. I have one and use it for Vanda and Tolumnia. It made a big difference, for both them and for me, as getting sidetracked a lot happens here.

I know several here who use a pump sprayer, which doesn't work well for me since I'm mostly set up for semi-hydro. But was just thinking this morning while walking around with my little one-gallon watering pot, watering all the houseplants that keep multiplying... why am I not using one of my sprayers instead? Would be a lot less trips to the kitchen sink. Gonna go get my "clean" one (never used with any fertilizers or other chemicals) right now and finish watering with it. I'll see how it goes, but may be a real good deal for me. I have quite a few hanging that can barely be reached. I'll let ya know how it goes!
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The weather was also lucky, it was only -15C (5F).

As a California child I'm shivering just thinking about this. :O
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Probably my clumsy self on a ladder using a drill was the scariest part.
On our Russian forum of orchid lovers "Nonprofit Orchid Lovers Association" Некоммерческая ассоциация любителей орхидей - Главная страница they say that all orchid growers are sick with orchids and are capable of various feats and unthinkable dances with tambourines for the sake of their orchids.
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Seeing the Vandas was actually the reason I asked. I have one and use it for Vanda and Tolumnia.
12 years ago I use automister for all my orchids. Now I didn't think about this. But I'll try autodrops watering systems, not mist.
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As a California child I'm shivering just thinking about this. :O
I was born in South Kazakhstan, it's very hot area, near ancient Samarkand, Bukhara. But cold Syberian climate very good for indoor growing with good night cooling.

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Every time I see your setup I am both amazed and inspired.

I also LOVE that line about dancing with tambourines for our orchids! Hahaha
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