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Another experiment (related to the "Orchid Detox" experiment)

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    Default Another experiment (related to the "Orchid Detox" experiment)

    This experiment is a supplement to the Orchid Detox experiment that I have outlined on this thread: Orchid Detox

    I have in my greenhouse a tray of 15 papaya seedlings that just recently sprouted.


    This tray is made up of 3 different papaya hybrids, 5 pots per hybrid.
    After a couple of weeks, I will be selecting the 4 most robust growths from each hybrid group and will place them under the opposite experimental conditions of "Orchid Detox".

    1. I will be setting up 4 groups.
    2. Each group will contain 3 pots, one representative from each hybrid.
    3. Group 1: Control group - just fertilizer.
    4. Group 2: Fertilizer + Superthrive (as per label dosage recommendations)
    5. Group 3: Fertilizer + Sea Weed Extract (as per label dosage recommendations)
    6. Group 4: Fertilizer + Superthrive + Sea Weed Extract (as per label dosage recommendations).

    I am aware that these are not orchids, but this is the only set of plants I have with sufficient quantity to set up proper experimental groups.
    But it would still be interesting to see how each group responds to the different feeding regimen.

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    You are going to end up with lots of papayas, John! Good luck with the experiment and please keep us posted!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    John -- you and I must be on the same wavelength. I am actually preparing a bunch of phal seedling compots for a similar experiment. Good luck with you papayas.

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    Looks like this experiment will be delayed a bit. Some grasshoppers feasted on half of the young papaya leaves.
    I'm not sure if they will make it lol.

    I'll wait a little bit and find out which ones make it and determine if it is a big enough sampling to do a worthwhile experiment.

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