Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
Like Tree16Likes

Newly Built, Custom Fab Greenhouse

This is a discussion on Newly Built, Custom Fab Greenhouse within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Some pictures of my newly built greenhouse. This is a 16x24 coldframe overbuilt to "withstand" ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Real Name
    Ryan
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    31
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Newly Built, Custom Fab Greenhouse

    Some pictures of my newly built greenhouse.
    This is a 16x24 coldframe overbuilt to "withstand" hurricane season here in Charleston.
    Name:  1.JPG
Views: 676
Size:  109.2 KB
    The construction, which was completed by myself and my father, took approximately 36 hrs over the course of the winter. If anyone is interested I can start a thread detailing the construction.
    Needed summertime improvements include 50% or 70% shade, I havent decided on that yet and would love some advice. I am also going to retrofit the sides so that I can roll the poly up. This is badly needed since the fan runs quite often and the resulting RH suffers. My irrigation is supplied by a rainwater harvesting system from the adjacent barn, and runs through 1"pvc.

    Name:  2.JPG
Views: 767
Size:  158.5 KB
    I used old pallets and concrete blocks for my benches. The height thus far has proven optimal.

    Name:  3.jpg
Views: 611
Size:  134.4 KB

    I am keeping a new order of orchids in a High Humidity Box until I get the shade up and stabilize the RH

    Name:  4.jpg
Views: 1061
Size:  172.1 KB

    All of my orchids are kept against the East facing back wall as the light is less intense there. All of my orchids are recovering from a Boisduval Scale infestation as a result of keeping them in the greenhouse at school over the winter/spring. I waged an all out war on the scale and expect the majority of the orchids to recover quite nicely.

  2. #2
    Real Name
    Ryan
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    31
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    All of my orchids are recovering from a Boisduval Scale infestation that occurred in the greenhouse at my school. I waged an all out war against the scale and feel the majority of the orchids will recover just fine.

    Name:  5.jpg
Views: 560
Size:  109.3 KB
    Some even show the promise of a bloom!!!


    Name:  6.JPG
Views: 514
Size:  76.3 KB
    Phal. equestris ---- vendor information removed -see faqs on posting----.
    A Keiki Machine! Some even bloomed while still on the spike. I planted the four that were produced into Staghorn Fern planters at school.


    Name:  7.jpg
Views: 556
Size:  121.7 KB
    Name:  8.JPG
Views: 541
Size:  136.9 KB
    Regardless of the scale, the school greenhouse did allow me to revel in the winter blooms of these two Catts

  3. #3
    orchidsal's Avatar
    orchidsal is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    AL
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous Types
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,776
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Great set up Ryan. You should be able to do so much with this kind of space and I would think considering your location that heat and humidity should not be to much of a problem much of the year. May I ask how cold you get in winter? and does the air dry out considerably at that time of year? AL

  4. #4
    lanhua is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mietek
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Gastrochilus, Trichoglottis,
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,364
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Ryan, it looks great. Congratulation

  5. #5
    Halloamey's Avatar
    Halloamey is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Amey Bhide
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya alliance
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pune, India
    Posts
    5,363
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very nice set up ! You are going to have a lot of fun growing your orchids here. And I see so much space for your future collections Keep us updated on how it fills up.

  6. #6
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,002
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Lots of room to grow now, Ryan! Congratulations on your new greenhouse.

    cheers,
    BD

  7. #7
    Real Name
    Ryan
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Charleston, SC
    Posts
    31
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Finally got shade on the house (40%) and moved everything around.

    Name:  house.JPG
Views: 490
Size:  167.6 KB

    Name:  IMG_0149.jpg
Views: 536
Size:  155.4 KB

    New additions:
    -3 Flasks, Vanda coruelea, Dendrobium spectabile, Aegreacum sesquipidale
    planted in individual plug trays.

    Name:  IMG_0142.JPG
Views: 753
Size:  139.8 KB

    Name:  IMG_0140.JPG
Views: 465
Size:  72.4 KB

    It doesn't get too considerably cold. We had a very mild winter on the coast this last year. But on average, it gets below freezing for a bout a month, month and a half.
    Yearly RH averages dont differ too much either. About a ten percent difference between summer and winter.

  8. #8
    orchidsal's Avatar
    orchidsal is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    AL
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous Types
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,776
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Keep going as youare and you'll have a great set up. The plants are going to love all this. AL

  9. #9
    Halloamey's Avatar
    Halloamey is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Amey Bhide
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya alliance
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pune, India
    Posts
    5,363
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Nice new acquisitions !

  10. #10
    mujacko2002's Avatar
    mujacko2002 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    mojamoja
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, bromeliads & vandas
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cavite, Philippines
    Posts
    759
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Mabuhay!

    Great Job!!! I can't imagine the number of cymbidium you'll be able to grow there......DELICIOUS!!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. custom avatar
    By shiningrock in forum Using the Boards
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: March 8th, 2008, 10:03 AM
  2. Custom Bark Mix....
    By mtequine in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: February 5th, 2007, 09:25 PM
  3. custom avatar
    By Molly Taco in forum Using the Boards
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 15th, 2006, 10:13 PM
  4. My newly built Grow Shelves
    By TADD in forum The Outback Terrace Bar
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: September 13th, 2004, 08:19 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.