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considering s/h

This is a discussion on considering s/h within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; wicked and thanks again for the imput realy apreciated...

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    wicked and thanks again for the imput realy apreciated

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    I am doing S/H on some of my orchids. Right now, I only have catts growing that way, but plan to put some phals in later. It is a great way to grow orchids. All mine I have that way are growing new roots and top growth. One thing you need to do is time it right. The old roots will probably rot, so make sure you have new root growth before you consider this. The new roots will adjust quite well.

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    I grow all my phals in s/h (I've bought some species seedlings in bark and will switch them to s/h come spring) and do not use the "reservoir" technique, as I noticed that it keeps the rootball too wet. However I use s/h type containers, where the holes are drilled on the side and not on the bottom.
    During the summer, I made the mistake of not watering them until the reservoir dried out but then I realised that all the new top roots emerging were drying out!
    So now I water regurarly and let the water drain out completely. I have a better control of moisture retained in the clay pellets that way, plus the new top roots stay moist.

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