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Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Today, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 60
Posted By Ray
Great idea. In my home in PA, my "local...

Great idea.

In my home in PA, my "local inventory" was in a walk-out basement. Like you, I seriously considered a swap, using the greenhouse for storage and doing the growing under lights in the...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Today, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 60
Posted By Ray
Greenhouse heating up north is the single,...

Greenhouse heating up north is the single, biggest expense. I kept my 14’ x 18’ Turner greenhouse at a minimum of 55F in southeastern PA, and I was on a $400/month annual budget to heat it with...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By Ray
Welcome to the Orchid Board. They look...

Welcome to the Orchid Board.

They look pretty good. I do have one serious suggestion: Get the ferns out! They do great under phalaenopsis conditions, but will reproduce and spread readily, and...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally Yesterday, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By Ray
So - for now - I have started carrying Inocucor...

So - for now - I have started carrying Inocucor Garden Solution again. (If they can’t get it to me intact, without spillage, I won’t bother.)

The company that now markets it, AlgaEnergy, is a big...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-29-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ray
The H2S is an activity suppressant. Losing it...

The H2S is an activity suppressant. Losing it simply mens the shelf live is more likely months, rather than a year or more.

FWIW, in a few days I expect to have some Inocucor Garden Solution...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-29-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By Ray
🙏🏼 Enlightenment 🙏🏼 Great discussion!

🙏🏼 Enlightenment 🙏🏼

Great discussion!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-29-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By Ray
Consider a plant probiotic, as well. Even...

Consider a plant probiotic, as well.

Even though it isn’t marketed as such, I’d recommend Inocucor Garden Solution as a curative measure. Certainly not as strong as a targeted bactericide or...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-29-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Ray
You ain’t alone. About 15 years ago or so,...

You ain’t alone.

About 15 years ago or so, when I became aware of the MSU fertilizers, I started having a great many conversations with the PhD that formulated them, and has been a great...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-27-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Ray
I have shipped several small packages using USPS...

I have shipped several small packages using USPS flat-rate boxes. They usually arrive in 6-10 days, but I have occasionally been surprised to have them arrive sooner.

One caveat: none of them was...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By Ray
Until I figured out how to use it in my growing...

Until I figured out how to use it in my growing conditions, I had a serious “love/hate” relationship with sphagnum.

For indoor growing, I found that keeping it relatively loose in the pot and...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 11-26-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By Ray
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Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Ray
Yes, I sell on Amazon in the US. There are other...

Yes, I sell on Amazon in the US. There are other products around the world labeled as "Kelpmax", but I have no idea what they are.
It might be off by more than that. Standardized EC solutions tend...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Ray
Good comments and questions, Shadeflower. ...

Good comments and questions, Shadeflower.

I’ve never gotten a “fake product” through Amazon, but I’ll take your word that it happens.

I don’t think any product is “intended” to raise the TDS,...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ray
I am in complete agreement that microbes play a...

I am in complete agreement that microbes play a much larger role in plant health that we may realize.

To Keith’s question, I think that, for me, it’s not “what did I see” with their use on...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Ray
Keith - Very interesting observations. Thank you...

Keith - Very interesting observations. Thank you for posting them.

FWIW, In the 8 or 9 years I’ve used KelpMax, I have done “overdosing” only when first using the product on a new plant, or when...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ray
Absolutely. I think that's the difference...

Absolutely. I think that's the difference between a subsistence diet and a healthy one. But...again, it says nothing about the ratios.

Unfortunately, we know little about the true uptake...
Forum: Identification Forum 11-25-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Ray
It seems to have the flower conformation of...

It seems to have the flower conformation of stratiotes, so if it’s not the species (it could be, I suppose), I’d bet that’s one of the parents.
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ray
Keith, those number are quite confusing. ...

Keith, those number are quite confusing. Nitrogen is, by, far the most prevalent nutrient element in just about any plant.

But, as has been driven home by several truly knowledgeable folks,...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 11-25-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Ray
Agreed! Happy Thanksgiving from this neck of the...

Agreed! Happy Thanksgiving from this neck of the woods, as well.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-24-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By Ray
Have you considered immersing the old division in...

Have you considered immersing the old division in Kelpak/KelpMax solution?

1 ounce per gallon for a few hours ought to do it, then pot it back up and keep it very warm and shady.
Forum: Identification Forum 11-24-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Ray
I doubt you’ll ever know the ID for sure, but...

I doubt you’ll ever know the ID for sure, but it’s a beauty.
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-24-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By Ray
Those are some fat bulbs!

Those are some fat bulbs!
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-23-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By Ray
That depends upon a lot of factors - watering...

That depends upon a lot of factors - watering frequency, volume, water quality (purity), fertilization concentration and frequency, humidity, air movement, temperature and light levels.

Ideally,...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-23-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ray
I just took a look at Marschner, who literally...

I just took a look at Marschner, who literally wrote the book on plant nutrition.

He states that “the phosphorus requirement for optimal growth is in the range of 0.3%-0.5% of the dry matter...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 11-22-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By Ray
Have you repotted them into fresh medium in that...

Have you repotted them into fresh medium in that time, or is it the original stuff?

If you have not replaced it, the general decline might be due to accumulated salts and wastes, leading to...
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