Category: Culture

BARKS, SUITABLE: Other Than Douglas Fir

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Silver birch, the rough part from the base of the tree; it is heavily crevassed with many a lay er of dead cells to decompose; also chestnut, pear and apple. N79-163 Read More

MOUNTS: Watering

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Do it thoroughly; water runs off them easily and wets only superficially; evaporation is rapid and salt build-up is a good possibility. A74-772 Read More

PH OF WATER: Recommended

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago A satisfactory analysis for Somerville,N.J. is a pH of 7.2; it has a water supply like most of N.J.; some supplies are high in soluble salts; 8.4 in North Brunswick,N.J. is good despite the high pH... Read More

JEWEL ORCHIDS: Characteristics and Culture

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Five genera treated; refer to A62-85+ Read More

HUMIDIFIERS: Automatic Unit Accumulates Mineral Deposit

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago There is no easy remedy as to how to counteract this. A77-798 Read More

PH (GENERAL): Characteristics

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago What pH is; its effects; the ways to change it; how to measure it; for a review refer to AU74-119+ Read More

FLUORESCENT LIGHTS: To Produce Excellent Color in Flowers

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago For display, the odd combination of one standard (not wide-spectrum) Gro-Lux tube #F40/GRO, with one Cool White Deluxe tube #F40/CWX (not the standard Cool White tube); under them white is pure whi... Read More

POTS (GENERAL): Clay Vs. Plastic

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Comparative experiments under scientific conditions demonstrated that cattleya-type orchids grow almost as well in plastic as in clay; differences in growth due to aeration by clay. A61-32+; OWD. c... Read More

KEIKIS: Inducing Root Growth When Forming on Monopodials

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Cut them off, pot them, water them and place them in a polyethylene bag. A69-55 Read More

PH (GENERAL): Buffering

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Most organic media have a high cation exchange and they buffer against nutrient and pH levels; for water, best growth follows the use of a pH level of 6 to 7. A85-1435 Read More

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