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My basement Vanda grow area

This is a discussion on My basement Vanda grow area within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; wow grandma, i didn't think that vandas could thrive in the basement. as jojo have ...

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    delphiguy is offline Senior Member
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    wow grandma, i didn't think that vandas could thrive in the basement. as jojo have said
    we from the philippines are used to seeing vandas from where it can get plenty of light.
    you just proved me wrong. humidity wont be a problem since you're growing from the
    basement, but as jojo said what about fungi and molds and air circulation? i'm guessing
    that you have a fan there somewhere.

    great growing there. i'd love to see them bloom.

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    That looks great! I will keep this in mind, maybe I can set something up in garage because I don't have basement.

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    I run an overhead fan 24-7 and use a smaller fan for air movement lower in the room. No problems.

    Marilyn

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    That's a great setup. Whatever works for you is all that matters!

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    I could be done at less cost if you use PVC pipe instead. I used metal because I did it my self and I don't know how to glue the joints on PVC.

    Marilyn

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    You did an uncredible job!! WOW!!! One never know what another one can come up with...
    I'm trying to imagine how it looks when all vandas are in blooms.... uh... it's hard... Do you have a picture?

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    I could never even dream of laughing at that set up I am in awe it is truly amazing and to think you did that yourself, I have one metal halide that my husband set up and hung for me I couldnt even do that so you are one resourceful and amazing lady, well done and I look forward to more pictures of your wonderful Vandas in bloom

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    I just noticed this post searching through the website. I love the creativity!!! Did you ever post pictures of your Phrag setup?

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