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Hello from Canada!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by TheBlazingAugust, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. TheBlazingAugust

    TheBlazingAugust JUST . . ONE . . MORE!!!

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    Hello every one! My name is Cody, I have just turned 16, and I have been growing orchids for one year. Being that I live in Canada, I cannot grow outdoors, so I have converted my closet into a two tiered under-lights grow space. I have 35 'chids, and 33 in my closet right now. 16 novelty Phals, most of them species, 10 Bulbo's, 5 Catts, 1 Mtssa, and 1 Tol. I am very interested in breeding with any kind of orchid I can get my hands on, but especially with novelty phals.
     
  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Cody, welcome to the forum. There is lots of expertise and experience here that you (we all) can learn from. It's impressive that a 16 year-old has built a sophisticated set-up like you describe. Good growing.
     
  3. TheBlazingAugust

    TheBlazingAugust JUST . . ONE . . MORE!!!

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    Oh, it's not that too sophisticated, as it is all DIY. It is pretty much a table made of plywood and hardwood nailed together for the legs. I mounted lights to the bottom, and have two fans down there. For the top I hung the lights with twine from the closet shelf, and have also hung two fans for the top level. I have the lights and one fan from each level on a timer, and the other fan in each level going 24/7. So far the 'chids have been loving it!
     
  4. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Welcome! Sounds like you are well and truly addicted to orchids. Where do you put your clothes if your orchids have taken over the closet . . . . :D

    Glad to have you :)
     
  5. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    hihi from r.i.
     
  6. ezil

    ezil Member

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    Good to see you here too Cody. I was wandering why you hadn't joined yet.
     
  7. TheBlazingAugust

    TheBlazingAugust JUST . . ONE . . MORE!!!

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    Eh, I have been slowly making my way around the forums, joining new ones so there is a variety of stuff to read.
     
  8. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    There are other forums?
     
  9. ezil

    ezil Member

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    Yes Forrest, there are. BUT this is the ONE we all go back to.
     
  10. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Welcome, Cody. It's awesome that you have converted your closet to an orchid-growing space! I look forward to seeing pictures of your set-up. Here is a thread on my indoor growing space.