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Experimental growing method

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by jai, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. jai

    jai Orchid addict

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    A little sneek peek at what I have been up too. A interesting experimental growing method, results are positive so far. I have 4 volunteers in this experiment.
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Jai, can you explain what we are seeing, especially in the second photo. Thanks.
     
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    Yes! What you are seeing is a self watering clay mount that relies on moss to wick water from a plant watering spike. Would you like me to explain the system setup works?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Jacob. I see it now.
     
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    The setup is quick and easy too! Just mount the spike in damp moss higher on the back than the roots\damp moss on the front so with gravity the moss stays evenly moist. Its working great with good humidity, cooling and even watering!
    Shh don't tell but I got bloom pics coming soon from these mounts too:D
     
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    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Jacob - In the first picture, what is the mount made of?
     
  7. jai

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    Terra cotta clay