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Search: Posts Made By: K-Sci
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-03-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,785
Posted By K-Sci
Uh oh. I have fans blowing 24-7, which may...

Uh oh. I have fans blowing 24-7, which may present a problem for watering when I'm gone. The fans must remain on after watering because the plant crowns will still be wet come night due to the very...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-03-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By K-Sci
A picture is worth 1000 words. The attached photo...

A picture is worth 1000 words. The attached photo is a C. intermedia that, as an experiment, received weekly doses of KelpMax rather than the label frequency, which is monthly. This plant was...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-02-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,785
Posted By K-Sci
I didn't say I was buying it. Here's the lay of...

I didn't say I was buying it. Here's the lay of the land.

If I buy the Ultimate system and have to buy a lot of nozzles, tubing, manifolds, and other fittings to set things up, I may as well...
Forum: Hybrids 12-01-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By K-Sci
Four foot phaenopsis flower stalk

This is an oddity I thought to share. This Phalaenopsis 'White Dream' AM/AOS has a flower spike that's over four feet from stem to tip - and still growing.

-Keith
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-01-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,785
Posted By K-Sci
I am about to purchase a Mist King System but...

I am about to purchase a Mist King System but trying to decide which one I should get. I am inclined toward the Advanced system that comes with 15 nozzles. I need to cover most of a 12' x 10' area...
Forum: Species 11-30-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,726
Posted By K-Sci
I did exactly the same at the same temperatures...

I did exactly the same at the same temperatures the three years prior to this year. Both spikes and flower count were very good, though my favorite phal (Cleopatra) that gave me three spikes last...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-30-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By K-Sci
I've grown indoors about half the time over the...

I've grown indoors about half the time over the years and greenhouse the other half. I confess that I have had mixed results getting walkeriana to flower indoors. Some articles I've seen say that the...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-29-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By K-Sci
Hmm. I was thinking that Quantum might not be...

Hmm. I was thinking that Quantum might not be worth the effort (smell), but the testimony here has me feeling like I should continue using it.


Ray, after my third or fourth use of my current...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-29-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By K-Sci
From the conversations I assume that Orchid Focus...

From the conversations I assume that Orchid Focus is an EU phenomenon.

Speaking of products with names that confuse or mislead, the insecticide 'Seven' used to be carbaryl, but is now this or...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 11-28-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By K-Sci
This thread was started 10-19-2021 when the...

This thread was started 10-19-2021 when the flower first opened. Today 11-28-2021 it is fading after it perfumed my greenhouse for 40 days after opening. The next bud is just about ready to open....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By K-Sci
:hello Sometimes it amazes me how easily I can...

:hello Sometimes it amazes me how easily I can miss the obvious. I've been thinking of TDS as a poorly defined measure of ion content, completely missing the simplicity of the measure.

It...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By K-Sci
There is a very interesting discussion above...

There is a very interesting discussion above about hyaline cells, moss mass, compact sphagnum vs loose dry times, and related topics. Here's my take.

Sphagnum leaves are composed of a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-27-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By K-Sci
Wow, the responses on this thread are even better...

Wow, the responses on this thread are even better than I had hoped. Ray's description of a love-hate relationship with using sphagnum is pretty much why I made this post. I kept all my orchids in...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By K-Sci
Sphagnumaphobia

Sphagnum seems to prevent root rot and could reduce my watering frequency. Nonetheless, I'm afraid to use it for orchid potting in general.

- The capture basin above the sphagnum and below the rim...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-26-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By K-Sci
Yes. Amazon is riddled with counterfeits, some...

Yes. Amazon is riddled with counterfeits, some brazenly claiming to be authentic delivered in sealed packaging copied from the authentic product.

I'm pretty sure the KelpMax seller on Amazon in...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-26-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By K-Sci
With one exception (the mite-infested phal from...

With one exception (the mite-infested phal from Normans which had brown at the stem just like your photo) I haven't seen any symptoms on my plants. I put blue sticky traps around my greenhouse just...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By K-Sci
Dusty OM, here's a pic. The plant is C....

Dusty OM, here's a pic. The plant is C. intermedia 'Boa Vista'

-Keith
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By K-Sci
Works for me. Message me with your address and I...

Works for me. Message me with your address and I will send it out Monday.

-Keith
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By K-Sci
Adventures in KelpMax

This experiment was undertaken to see if overdosing KelpMax produced exaggerated outcomes that would serve as supporting evidence for the product claims at the label dosing. Based on the outcomes...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By K-Sci
There seems to be a critical mass for collection...

There seems to be a critical mass for collection size. I think it is likely, particularly for collectors that water indoors in a sink, to burn out on watering and stop watering often enough if one...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By K-Sci
This is interesting. I started using Quantum a...

This is interesting. I started using Quantum a couple months after reading Ray's testimony to its effectiveness on OB. Initially I thought the smell might kill me, but I quickly found that the...
Forum: Species 11-25-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,726
Posted By K-Sci
I don't think this would work here in Mississippi...

I don't think this would work here in Mississippi where soil temperatures at night normally remain higher than the ambient air both in and outside an enclosure. As a result, the concrete floor and...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By K-Sci
Water with plain water first before fertilizing?

In this post I argue that anything accomplished by watering twice can be achieved by watering with a more dilute fertilizer solution in the first place.


Pre-watering with water alone means a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 11-25-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By K-Sci
How are you doing this? -Keith

How are you doing this?

-Keith
Forum: Species 11-25-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,726
Posted By K-Sci
I may regret the lower temperatures, but I don't...

I may regret the lower temperatures, but I don't want to heat my greenhouse above 60F at night. If I see problems developing I'll bring them indoors, but they will be a bit crowded if that becomes...
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