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Forum: Outdoor Gardening 05-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By keithrs
Shrub sprinklers or fogg-it nozzles work good....

Shrub sprinklers or fogg-it nozzles work good. Orange Fogg-it nozzles being my favorite.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-27-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,380
Posted By keithrs
Speaking from experience of using worm casting on...

Speaking from experience of using worm casting on my orchids for almost a year. I can't say anything was gained or loss with using worm castings on my orchids. I can say that using trichoderma and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 10-26-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By keithrs
Epidendrum Oellgaardii is the correct name. It...

Epidendrum Oellgaardii is the correct name. It was discovered in Ecuador in 1993, So I would treat it C to I with med light, good water, and water it thoroughly and allow it to almost dry out. I...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-29-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,979
Posted By keithrs
One thing Ill add is that you just can take a...

One thing Ill add is that you just can take a plant that been in shady conditions and throw it under bright light. You need to gradually introduce more light. You'll must likely burn the plant if...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 08-26-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,979
Posted By keithrs
You need to check you root health. If you have...

You need to check you root health. If you have good root health, 50% shade cloth(under full sun), good humidity, and frequent waterings. You'll find that a very small amount of complete fertilizer is...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-29-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,892
Posted By keithrs
Most organic fertilizers are soluble and...

Most organic fertilizers are soluble and non-soluble. The soluble can be use right away by the plant and the non soluble needs to be broken down via fungi, enzymes, ect.

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Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-27-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,892
Posted By keithrs
I use a mixture of both, organic and chemicals on...

I use a mixture of both, organic and chemicals on my orchids... but I use strictly organics(both dry and liquid) in the garden. I feel a mixture of bat guano, fish, seaweed and worm tea are the best....
Forum: Advanced Discussion 02-06-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,154
Posted By keithrs
If your walls are painted they most likely have...

If your walls are painted they most likely have been sealed with primer.

It seems to me that your room is sealed very well if your humidity is not fluctuating with it sealed(door and windows).
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Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-02-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,358
Posted By keithrs
Check out Marni's site too.... Marniturkel.com ...

Check out Marni's site too.... Marniturkel.com

She has some great lesser known flasks.
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-01-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,358
Posted By keithrs
The best thing to do is to get you a good fair...

The best thing to do is to get you a good fair size greenhouse(especially for seedlings) and work on your culture! No culture=poor business!

As my gramps said.... "Farmers these days rely on...
Forum: Orchid Lounge 02-01-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,358
Posted By keithrs
If your going to be breeding then buy good...

If your going to be breeding then buy good quality stock. Be selective!

Do you have your import permits?

I would suggest to import plants(2-5 of each) for yourself, get them established and...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-17-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By keithrs
I think it's to hard for someone to really know...

I think it's to hard for someone to really know if your plant can go that long without water.

You can test it by not watering for a month..
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-15-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By keithrs
I use beneficial teas and love them. I don't use...

I use beneficial teas and love them. I don't use compost besides worm castings because you can add bad bacteria to your plants that will give you a whole other problem. You'll benefit more from using...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 01-14-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By keithrs
Probably a ? For Ray... If the velamen on the...

Probably a ? For Ray... If the velamen on the outside of the root is rotted does that mean the root is dead and consequently need to be trimmed? Or can the cells of the velamen rot while the cells of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-09-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By keithrs
1/4 tsp per gal is a good amount if fertilizing...

1/4 tsp per gal is a good amount if fertilizing 1-2 times a week. That's about 70 ppm N if you have the 20-14-13 formula.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-09-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,562
Posted By keithrs
I use 1/2 organic seedling potting soil and 1/2...

I use 1/2 organic seedling potting soil and 1/2 seedling bark. I add a pinch of organic fertilizer to the mix. My seedling PS is mainly 50/50 peat/perlite.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-09-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By keithrs
Like Tucker's said... Spray every thing! I...

Like Tucker's said... Spray every thing! I recommend you go buy a pump sprayer.

I keep a 35 gal trash can full of Ro water. I add 1/8 cup diluted fertilizer. My k lite was a 5:1 mix. 5 pints of...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-05-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,563
Posted By keithrs
If the plants are dry in a few hours you'll...

If the plants are dry in a few hours you'll probably need to water more often.

As tucker said.... Every duck has there own quack! I fertilize with every watering. From start to finish. But I...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-05-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,563
Posted By keithrs
This method I use used for Catts(good for vandals...

This method I use used for Catts(good for vandals too) with no media or very little. You'll need to adjust to how fast the media drys out and if the plant is in growth.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-04-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,563
Posted By keithrs
That's the beauty of baskets! I love specimen...

That's the beauty of baskets! I love specimen Catts!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-04-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,563
Posted By keithrs
If your roots are in bad shape, then yes leave...

If your roots are in bad shape, then yes leave the plants in a coarse mix with high humidity. Humidity being the important part. I would also recommend removing any bad roots and repotting if you...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 01-03-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By keithrs
First you need to decied on a temp range for your...

First you need to decied on a temp range for your tank. Honestly an I-W tank is what I would go for. Both those would do fine. Air circulation and humidity will be the biggest things that will give...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-03-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,563
Posted By keithrs
If you have a good root system.... Remove the...

If you have a good root system.... Remove the media that you can without harming the roots. No real need for media. It is what will cause most if not all your rot problems with your roots. You will...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-01-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,326
Posted By keithrs
It was converted off a calculator.

It was converted off a calculator.
Forum: Pests & Diseases 01-01-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,326
Posted By keithrs
20 grams = 4 tsp 4/10=.4 tsp or 2 grams per...

20 grams = 4 tsp

4/10=.4 tsp or 2 grams per liter

I mix with my irrigation and water as normal. Just don't water miday.
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