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#71887 - 05/24/03 05:12 AM Roots from Thailand bare-roots
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Well finally, after sulking since mid March, my Vandopsis gigantea is producing roots. I was worried about this one but kept the evaporative cooler going and the light levels high for growth. Our high humidity in Mobile helped out also. The bare root got wet and it got some fertilizer dripping from other plants without any harm to it. According to an old book, Orchid Care by Walter Ricter 1969 I am an orchid expert. The expert grower is defined as one who buys young plants not fully developed, backbulbs and imported plants while the beginner buys stout flowering sized plants with simple requirements which do not neeed changes in temp and light at different seasons. Total plants imported 8; total plants alive 8. This is a good batting average since I have only been seriously growing since 1995

#71888 - 05/27/03 04:58 AM Re: Roots from Thailand bare-roots
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Walter Ricter later went on to become a Swedish Chef.
Wrote a book called "Mork..Mork" ....or was it "Bork....Bork" ?
"In America, anyone can become President. That's the problem."

George Carlin

#71889 - 05/27/03 05:13 AM Re: Roots from Thailand bare-roots
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Total mail ordered and bought seedling size plants 30 (total plants bought as 'flowering size' 29, hehe, only kidding). Total of those smallish plants still alive: 25 and I threw one away because it sulked just too much and I grew a dislike of it. (Not counting compots here).


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