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orchidlife

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Hi everyone.
I havent posted here since my introduction post but have been reading ALOT! Thought I would show my setup and the rewards. I have been in this house with an 'orchid room' for 11 months now, before most were outside on a 3rd floor apartment covered patio.
My large cymbidiums, zygos and a few catts are outside.
All inside under botanicalleds, temps low high 70s low 80s days and low 70s high 60s at night with humidity around 50%
 

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How long have you been growing orchids? Just curious.
Seems like everything is doing well. It is quite a luxury to be able to have a climate where you can split your collection, have some in and some out.
I am not able to do that where I live. I have a “Snow Bird” collection. Inside from October to mid May then outside from mid-May until some points in October.
It seems like you grow several different genera.
Congratulations and don’t be such a stranger! 👍🤪
 
How long have you been growing orchids? Just curious.
Seems like everything is doing well. It is quite a luxury to be able to have a climate where you can split your collection, have some in and some out.
I am not able to do that where I live. I have a “Snow Bird” collection. Inside from October to mid May then outside from mid-May until some points in October.
It seems like you grow several different genera.
Congratulations and don’t be such a stranger! 👍🤪
Thanks. I've been trying not to kill orchids for probably 15 years and I still do but the mortality rate has dropped considerably! I just wish I could add outside cover from the evermoving sun and would have ALOT more outside!
Yes I DO have a plethera of genera, zygos, paphs, phrags, oncidium, catts, phals (reg and novelty), angraecum, gramms(4). Im sure I am missing someone...lol
Pic is my Zygo that just opened this morning!!
 

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Nice setup! How are you watering? I noticed you don't have a large tray to catch and drain water. They make 2x4' trays that fit nicely on those shelves. Might be helpful.

I was just expanding my setup in the garage. Trying to have some automatic irrigation. Still a work in progress.
 

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Nice setup! How are you watering? I noticed you don't have a large tray to catch and drain water. They make 2x4' trays that fit nicely on those shelves. Might be helpful.

I was just expanding my setup in the garage. Trying to have some automatic irrigation. Still a work in progress.
Thank you, its a work in progress!
Individual pots get a little poured in as needed and weekly take to sink and pour through with my concoction. Alot have trays under so water where they are. Shelf in pic all have trays and there are 5 trays throughout other shelves
 

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Thank you, its a work in progress!
Individual pots get a little poured in as needed and weekly take to sink and pour through with my concoction. Alot have trays under so water where they are. Shelf in pic all have trays and there are 5 trays throughout other shelves
 

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