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Glass vs Plastic

This is a discussion on Glass vs Plastic within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Great idea. I moved the one with the new shutes into indirect light and left ...

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    Great idea. I moved the one with the new shutes into indirect light and left the other two in direct light. I then put a sports sock over one to cover the glass pot. Its unfortunate that I didn't have a fourth to even out this trial..... If you didn't get the hint, I'd be willing to except any extras that anyone might be willing to part with.

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    You really have a great dedication to this trial - and I think its wonderful!! I love clear pots - always have, always will. I applaud you!

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    Cool. Just make sure with the sports sock one you're not covering the holes.

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    Cut the toe off the tube sock and slid it over the entire height. Now the drain water gets sucked up by the sock. So much for a nice looking glass pot. Well, it'll keep the plant warm on these cooling nights.

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    my tall asian cymbidium pots have holes on its sides and the chinese grown them this way for a while. unfortunately your glass ones don't. but the arrangement sure looks good!

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    I love watching the experiments people try on here....cool idea with the sock wicking up the water like that...might be interesting to use an old sock someday but Inside....see if it would help with watering when it's time for that rare vacation.....hmm.....interesting idea...it'd probably rot before you needed it though...lol.
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    I've seen some glass containers leave air around the roots, essentially no medium, although I have not tried it. Does that make a difference?

    And you got me curious about the cinnamon treatment, what does that do?

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    I got a question because I'm a newbe. What does dusting with cinnamon do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjohnson23 View Post
    I got a question because I'm a newbe. What does dusting with cinnamon do?
    Hey Jeff, check out this experiment that LJA did here in our greenhouse. I think it will help explain the myths surrounding cinnamon.

    Cinnamon: Kiss of Death of Life? Read from post #13 on...

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    The cinnamon dusting, I thought that I read it here at this site, that the cinnamon is a natural fungiside. If I'm mistaken, Then I'm sorry but It doesn't seem to be harming anything yet though. I think It was in one of my posts.

    The glass drilled so easily that I want to put holes in it or even pictures or designes. I would like to do an asian symbol for orchid, know it?

    With the extreamly limited orchids for trials, I wanted to see how they would do prior to holes being drilled.

    All this is to make this crazy thing bloom. Its the only orchid that I have that I cannot get to bloom. Got to try something, right?

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