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New growing area

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Raven, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Raven

    Raven Active Member

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    IMG_5078.JPG finally moved to Indiana. What I can say, 90+% of my plants have survived the move and are really enjoying the humidity and natural light of the greehouse where I keep them now. Temperatures are 10F lower than usual for this time of the year, perfect for them to adapt. Here is a picture of roughly 2/3 of my current collection of about 200 plants, hanging and on benches. There are some plants (mostly phalaenopsis and paphs) that were already in the greenhouse too. Even the cool growers, like D. agathodaemonis are not showing any signs of stress.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Glad to hear you and the plants are settling in. I see there is gravel beneath the plants. Does the water drain through?
     
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    Glad to hear you made it...look forward to hearing updates!
     
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    Marni, the water drain through, but the gravel stays moist. Do you think it is ok? I was planning to have different pleurothallids and bulbophyllums on it.
    Thank you, Chuck!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Every grow area is different and it takes quite a bit of testing to find out what works in a new environment. My personal preference is to have wire or grating so the air can move up and around the plants. I always have fans that blow under the benches to circulate the moist air down there. But it only matters how the plants do under your conditions. If your humidity is low, it could be a very good thing.