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Forum: Outdoor Gardening Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 39
Posted By Ray
There are two conditions that must be met for dew...

There are two conditions that must be met for dew to form:

1) The air must be saturated. I.e., 100% RH.
2) The temperature of the object must be lower than the saturated air, so some of that...
Forum: Hybrids Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By Ray
Varieties and cultivars don’t count in the hybrid...

Varieties and cultivars don’t count in the hybrid names.

If both parents of a cross are Germaine Vincent, its offspring are still Germaine Vincent.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,740
Posted By Ray
For watering in a greenhouse, the Mist-King...

For watering in a greenhouse, the Mist-King system is really not adequate.

Look at some of the micro watering heads available at “The Drip Store”. Stuff they sell, plus pvc pipe and a pump, and...
Forum: Orchids in the Wild Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By Ray
The correct spelling of the genus is arundina.

The correct spelling of the genus is arundina.
Forum: Advanced Discussion Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,740
Posted By Ray
Cover your water container, and you won’t have an...

Cover your water container, and you won’t have an algae issue.

What are you trying to accomplish with a misting system? Watering? Humidifying? Cooling?

In a greenhouse, I would think there are...
Forum: Beginner Discussion Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Ray
The key to any repot is timing. The ideal...

The key to any repot is timing.

The ideal time for any plant is just when new roots are emerging from the base of the plant, but sometimes we can’t wait for that, as it means risking losing the...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Ray
👍Welcome!

👍Welcome!
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Ray
Probably about a year. More if refrigerated,...

Probably about a year. More if refrigerated, which is what I always do.

They are living microbes, and warmth accelerates their colony growth, so cool - short of freezing - is always better for...
Forum: Pet Depot Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 170
Posted By Ray
Condolences from here, as well. We’ve had to...

Condolences from here, as well.

We’ve had to do that several times ourselves. It always hurts.
Forum: Pet Depot Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 235
Posted By Ray
That just sucks. They are family members. ...

That just sucks. They are family members.

So sorry to have had to go through that, but there just comes a time when there is too much suffering.
Forum: Members' Displays Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 209
Posted By Ray
When I was a brand new grower, I picked up a $5,...

When I was a brand new grower, I picked up a $5, meter-long tree branch at a farmers market south of the Atlanta airport - it was completely covered with Encyclia tampensis and had been collected in...
Forum: Auto Generated Threads by Classified System 12-02-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Ray
Inocucor Garden Solution

I used to be the sole North American retailer for the plant probiotic when it was produced in Montreal. Sadly, they ceased production in January of 2020. A European company - AlgaEnergy -...
Forum: Propagation 12-02-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Ray
Fold them in a waxed paper "pocket", pad it with...

Fold them in a waxed paper "pocket", pad it with a paper towel to prevent crushing, and insert it in a sealable plastic bag to keep them dry.
Forum: Beginner Discussion 12-02-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Ray
Keep it moist, very warm, very humid, and shady. ...

Keep it moist, very warm, very humid, and shady. Adding KelpMax to the water can really help, as well.

Invert a clear plastic bag over the plant and pot to trap the humidity. Don't close it.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 12-02-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By Ray
In my first "substantial" greenhouse, a 14' x 14'...

In my first "substantial" greenhouse, a 14' x 14' copy of a Turner design made with treated lumber and covered with 2 inflated layers of greenhouse poly, my "benches" were bread flats sitting on a...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 12-02-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,341
Posted By Ray
I don’t think “hardiness” should be equated with...

I don’t think “hardiness” should be equated with “cold tolerance”. Many Andean species routinely get cold as ice, but they certainly aren’t “hardy” enough for warm temperatures.

Orchids are...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 12-01-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
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 12-01-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
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 ! 12-01-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
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 11-30-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
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: 34
Views: 1,276
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: 555
Posted By Ray
🙏🏼 Enlightenment 🙏🏼 Great discussion!

🙏🏼 Enlightenment 🙏🏼

Great discussion!
Forum: Beginner Discussion 11-29-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
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: 606
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: 176
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...
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