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Growing Area - Suggestions Welcome!

This is a discussion on Growing Area - Suggestions Welcome! within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I don't get it. You're going to have to explain that one to me. Tease....

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    I don't get it. You're going to have to explain that one to me. Tease.

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    Grow light lighting is kind of difficult to see (especially for me since I'm color deficent) in photographs but it looks like your plants are happy but then on the other hand you only had those plants since Feb, right? Only time can tell you. If I were you, I would add another grow light and lower them a little closer to the plants but distance is also very hard to tell in pictures.

    Hope this helps. I gave you the light duration, temps etc. do you still have it?

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    Thanks - gosh, I always forget that about your color deficiency. I can see how the lighting pics would be really hard to tell. Sorry! Thanks for your opinions though. Yes, I saved that message with the duration instructions.

    Oh, by the way I posted a whole plant shot of that mottled leaf pink Gina Short like one in the "first pics" thread. The sun was streaming in so it came out in a rather interesting fashion.
    Thanks for looking!

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    Heather, I think Pete's right about lowering your grow light. As far up as it is now, most of the light is being lost to the room instead of hitting the plants, and those bulbs are typically not very bright in the first place. Otherwise, I think it's a really good setup.

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    Ah, yes I see what you mean. I think also, if I get the second one, I can focus them right onto the table, rather than so far out into the room. With the way it is now, in order to get all the plants under it, I had to angle it way out towards the room. If I put one in each of the side windows, they should angle right onto the table. Does that make sense?
    Thanks for the feedback!

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    Wow, Heather! What a nice grow space. I can't believe you let your cat up near your orchids. My cat, Nikko, used to love to shread any and all plants. Now he is too heavy to get up to anything off of the floor. But, the other two cats would eat an orchid just like it was cat nip! So, no mixing the orchids and cats for me!

    Thanks for all the pics!

    Cheers!
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    Heather, you should also aim the lights directly straight down on the plants instead of at an angle.

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    Oh, I wouldn't say Mosi is "allowed" up there. But I haven't bought enough orchids yet to keep her from getting a footing there. She lasted only another three minutes after the photo - she started to play w/ shadow of the St. Peter leaf waving in breeze. That stainless steel "plant mister" is also the official "kitty mister." She drives me INSANE! Back when I first got the St. Peter, she bit the heck out of it.

    Pete - thanks. Not sure I can do that right away, since I'll have to rig up some hooks.

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    My cats have access to my plants, but they don't touch it. They will eat the spider plant if left on the floor, or trample the live cat nip I have, but not the orchids. I don't know why they like to chew on all kinds of plants if they are left on the floor. Apparently the plants just don't make them go crazy. Go figure,

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    Here ya go Traci- these pics are awful! But you get the jist.
    I'll still try to do some outdoor shots this weekend.

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