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This is a discussion on Humidity question... within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by Turtlynne O moderately poor in money - rich in everything else...can't afford ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtlynne View Post
    O moderately poor in money - rich in everything else...can't afford a little greenhouse(would like one...) could afford a little humidifier like used for kids colds...plants are all indoors on shelves with grow light - was thinking about partially wrapping shelves in shower curtain - 3 sides anyway and humidifying weekly - unwrapping between times(I read an blog of someone doing that) Thanks 28T
    When you say "little greenhouse", how "little" is "little"? I call mine a "mini greenhouse". It's big enough for a person to stand up and turn around but that's about it HOWEVER, INEXPENSIVE ENOUGH FOR ALMOST ANYONE TO AFFORD - I'm talking less than $50/comes in pieces that you put together yourself, which is no big deal as it's lightweight. You could even consider doing what the commercial growers do: have one for hot, another for intermediate, and yet another for cool/place them appropriately so that they would get the correct amount of light, air circulation,and temperature, to have the plants thrive. I JUST HAVE ONE AND MANY SMALL PLANTS - by correct placement in my greenhouse, I'm still able to grow a fairly wide variety of plants, from those requiring "shade" to "full sun" (neither term meaning exactly what it says, as no orchid will grow in "full sun" the entire day or "complete shade" all the time, with no light at all - I prefer terms like "diffused sunlight" or "mostly shade". Of course, I've had to invest in "supplemental modifications", such as shade film for part of the window, for the orchids that enjoy less sun, oscillating fan, means of providing humidity (we each have our own preferred method). I just noticed on Monday that I have a Luicentrum Red Seagull X Neofinetia falcata beginning to spike (I don't know what the flowers look like - seller said this is the first cross like this to bloom, IF IT BLOOMS.)

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    A picture would be very helpful here to understand (to someone completely non technical like me )
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    Unfortunately I have no idea about creating humidity. Florida kinda comes with all that naturally lol.

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    I use a cool mist room humidifier that comes with small plastic mineral cartridges that you drop in the tank. Works great with no deposits on leaves or furniture. You just have to remember to change the cartridge once a month.

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    I haven't been around much lately. I'm still lurking. I have included a thread to what my set up looks like. As you can see from the photos 50% + humidity at 80 degrees F. I hope this might give you some ideas. Have Fun, Rich
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...tml#post359224

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    Thanks! Was very helpful! Now I just need to figure out if can made smthn similar as I'm not the only one living in this house (I already hear some complaints that my hobby is starting to take too much space haha)
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