Anyone using CHC on Phrag. kovachii these days? Favorite non-bark/CHC mix choices?

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@Tom Reddick As I am the person who developed the method, you’ll find a lot of info at my website.

I am not aware that anyone sells the pots any longer. I stopped about 5 years ago and the place in VA (name?) followed suit a couple years later, so now it’s a DIY situation - not that it is much of a burden for most.

Pots are plastic, with no perforations for drainage, into which two, 1/4” holes are drilled right next to each other, about 1”-1.5” up from the bottom. Deli containers are often used, but any plastic container - food storage, buckets, bathroom trash cans, etc. - will work. The holes can be drilled higher for larger containers to create a deeper reservoir.

Most folks prefer translucent-, or “natural” color so they can see the liquid level and roots, but I don’t bother any longer. Once plants are established, I water heavily and frequently, so drying out is not a concern.

Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (LECA) is the medium of choice, and most brands work just fine, once properly prepped.
 

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Je ne suis pas Frank, mais au cas où cela aiderait, j'ai commandé le numéro ce week-end sur le site Web. C'était The Phragmipedium Issue - 84-4 (ils font un numéro spécial à la fin de chaque année axé sur un aspect particulier des orchidées.) Si vous avez besoin de plus d'informations ou souhaitez commander le numéro, voici le lien,

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Many thanks Tom. My club subscribes to this magazine. I asked the committee to look for it. I will scan the article in question
 

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