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Search: Posts Made By: Arizona Jeanie
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-02-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
My growing conditions are exceedingly dry, with...

My growing conditions are exceedingly dry, with very little humidity in the air. I was quite surprised to discover that Phalaenopsis orchids do just fine, in fact are one of my more successful...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 10-24-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Looks to me like Cottony Cushion Scale (Icerya...

Looks to me like Cottony Cushion Scale (Icerya purchasi) or something similar.
Cottony Cushion Scale Management Guidelines--UC IPM (http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7410.html)

What can I do...
Forum: Scientific Matters 10-24-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,471
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet: ...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned this yet:
Aerosolized alcohol is highly flammable, vapors can be explosive. Be careful! It should only be used in a well ventilated area.
Also, 70% isopropyl...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 09-20-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Imokira, try checking with the well owner to see...

Imokira, try checking with the well owner to see if they have a water quality report. If you are the well owner, recommendation here is to have a water analysis done every three years, looking for...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-31-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,063
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
In my experience, pack rats are different from...

In my experience, pack rats are different from Norway and Black rats. Their behavior differs somehow, making effective trapping strategies a bit different. Some of the recommendations for city rats...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 07-24-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Hello K Sci, This is a bit of an aside, but...

Hello K Sci,
This is a bit of an aside, but you might find it helpful. Calcium deposits on plumbing (and everything else) can be softened up with acids. I started with vinegar, proceeded to CLR,...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 07-15-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,656
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
I put a few rocks in the bottom of the plastic...

I put a few rocks in the bottom of the plastic pots, for ballast. Works fine, and the plants don't seem to mind.
:waving
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-30-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
That is so wrong! Thanks for sharing the picture....

That is so wrong! Thanks for sharing the picture.
Do you think it could be sort of a basal keiki starting?
:waving
Forum: Propagation 03-06-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Just a suggestion, but keep in mind that Ludisia...

Just a suggestion, but keep in mind that Ludisia spread by stolens, like bermuda grass.
I couldn't get any cuttings to grow until I put them down horizontally in a shallow trench. Poking them...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-04-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Hello Sarah, I always admire the spirit of...

Hello Sarah,
I always admire the spirit of trial and error, even if it doesn't always work out. That's how you learn!
Here are some suggestions, my opinion only of course:
Learn what...
Forum: Semi-Hydroponic Culture 02-28-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,485
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Hello Isabella, I am fascinated by the roots...

Hello Isabella,
I am fascinated by the roots on my Phals, they are so different from other plants. They seem to do best with light and air, plus the right amount of water of course. Roots in the...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 02-23-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
My suggestion is to use very tiny amounts of a...

My suggestion is to use very tiny amounts of a water soluble COMPLETE fertilizer. "Complete" means it contains all the micronutrients plants need, in addition to Nitrogen Phosphorus and Potassium...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 01-03-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 940
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Pre-covid I entered an Echeveria in our county...

Pre-covid I entered an Echeveria in our county fair. The leaves had a lot of spots from hard water, so I cleaned each leaf with a q-tip dipped in mayonnaise. It worked great, left the leaves clean...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 10-01-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Please help me learn the language--what do these...

Please help me learn the language--what do these words mean?
Supination
Resupination
Incomplete Resupination.
What am I looking at (or should be seeing!) on the flower pictures?

Thanks!...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 08-27-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Very cute! Do you think it eats fungus gnats? ...

Very cute! Do you think it eats fungus gnats?
I want one!
Forum: Pests & Diseases 08-21-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Hello ES, Orchid fostering sounds like a great...

Hello ES,
Orchid fostering sounds like a great project!
If you decide to use a systemic neonicotinoid, try dinotefuran instead of imidacloprid. It's much more effective against scale, including...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-12-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
I think that might work, I'd like to find a tray...

I think that might work, I'd like to find a tray with perforations on the bottom and handles on the top for easy pick-up. Then I'd have to winnow out the chaff from the leftover seed, I suppose....
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-11-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Ah, the circle of life. ---------- Post...

Ah, the circle of life.

---------- Post added at 09:52 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:44 AM ----------

I know that part of the reason I have a packrat problem is because I feed wild...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-11-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Hello ES, Thank you so much for the detailed...

Hello ES,
Thank you so much for the detailed information, that is very helpful! I'm sorry you've had the experience that led to your expertise, but thank you for sharing it. :bowing
What did you...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-10-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
ES, how did you trap the packrats? Any advice...

ES, how did you trap the packrats? Any advice about what traps and baits work best would be greatly appreciated!
That A24 Automatic trap looks very interesting, maybe worth trying. I'm wondering...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 06-07-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,832
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
My house is in the city but still has lots of...

My house is in the city but still has lots of wildlife--deer, javelina, skunks, raccoons, coyotes, mice, and those miserable packrats. One neighbor has a raised bed garden with hardware cloth...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 06-06-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Hello eyesof, and Welcome! Your plants don't...

Hello eyesof, and Welcome!
Your plants don't look too bad to me, don't give up on them! I've learned way more from the problematic ones than the easy ones.
I think the main lesson has been this:...
Forum: Advanced Discussion 05-25-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,088
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
Only seven Phals here. Five are healthy and bloom...

Only seven Phals here. Five are healthy and bloom every year, two are rescues. One of the rescues had no roots and is slowly coming back. The other had no leaves, is sprouting two keikis now. I guess...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 05-23-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
MSU recommends testing private well water every...

MSU recommends testing private well water every year. Here's a link to their website, it also includes a list of labs.

Testing My Well - MSU Extension Water Quality | Montana State University...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 04-18-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Arizona Jeanie
I water every Sunday, use diluted fertilizer...

I water every Sunday, use diluted fertilizer every week, except the last Sunday of the month is water only, no fertilizer. All I have to do is look at the calendar, if it's the last Sunday of the...
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