SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Plastic or Metal Materials

Culture Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

Article Blog   Article Index
In Florida metal lath for a shade house, pitched instead of flat is preferred because it provides better circulation and is cooler than Saran which restricts air movement. F73-77
Share on Social Media:  
Log in to Add a Comment

More The Orchid Doctor Articles under the Heading Shading, Greenhouse

Shading, Greenhouse Comments
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Aluminum Paint Has a high reflective quality and keeps the greenhouse temperature ideal for growing, with excellent results; no report on rate of wear-off or removal in fall. A63-835 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Formula Flaked off well in the fall: 1 lb. white lead (now withdrawn from the market?), 2 oz. linseed oil, 1 gal. mineral spirits. A75-618 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Glass Wax Forms a hazy white barrier, lets in plenty of light; a second application puts on heavier shading; wipe off in fall. ODA76-14 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Green Fiberglass Green light is inefficient for plant growth; white light or shading enables plants to produce more food. A66-927; A70-916 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Green Paint "Rez" sage green paint adhered best to fiberglass; in Missouri, it caused no bud burn; higher light possible under green shading; refer to A61-458 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Green Saran Cloth Suitable for cattleyas; only the reflected light will be green; Saran netting does not transmit light but merely reflects it. A70-427 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Latex Paint Latex shading is available from dealers; it is easy to remove in the fall; addresses given. A75-618 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Light and Temperature Control Data on the best amounts of light; tolerance of plants to light; relation of light to temperature; solar radiation; role of reflection; methods of shading; formulae for sprays; refer to A64-207+ 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Light Transmission Recommended For New Jersy, for general purposes 30 to 35% light transmission is recommended; that is 60 to 75% shade. A74-708 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Liquids Some have to be mixed 24 hours ahead to set; longer-lasting quality is improved by adding 1/2 pint raw linseed oil to five gals, of finished ready-to-apply mix, but added before the water. A66-587 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Paphiopedilums In New Jersey it is recommended to apply about 75 to 80% shading; or a light transmission of only 20 to 25%. A74-708 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Plastic Bags They can be used successfully; beige colored garbage bags transmit good natural light; slit them and shape and squeegee onto damp glass. A70-527 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Polyethylene White Film "highway white" used for shading reduced light by about three-quarters; foot-candles were reduced from 2,500 range to 1,500 in California. A68-596 0
SHADING, GREENHOUSE: Whitewash Apply it gradually over several weeks in spring to get the desired amount for summer; in fall remove what remains after rains, also gradually, to condition the plants to brighter light. OD65-17 0

New Topics

  1. Sandi Block-Brezner asked question Brassocattleya hybrid? in category General Discussion
  2. Dean Haas asked question Parentage of RLC Memoria Emma Chen in category General Discussion
  3. John Small asked question Orchid bulb? in category General Discussion
  4. John Small asked question What is this? in category General Discussion
  5. Marilynn Davis asked question Phal. Violacea in category General Discussion

New Comments

  1. Sharie Heckaman commented on member plant Bsn. Maikai var. Louise by Sandi Block-Brezner
  2. Dean Haas commented on article "Have Local Orchids to Sell or Trade?" by Sys Admin
  3. Robert H. Findlay commented on member plant B. nodosa by John Small
  4. Eileen Pryor commented on member plant Den. chrysotoxum by Tom Kuligowski
  5. Gustavo da Silva commented on member plant Max. callichroma by Gustavo da Silva
  6. Peter Goodin commented on topic "What is this?" by John Small
  7. Sharie Heckaman commented on topic "Paph. tag Identification" by William Gorski
  8. Robert H. Findlay commented on topic "Unmatched Oncidium Alliance Orchid" by Colin Campbell
  9. Jim Williams commented on topic "Arranges Elro" by Khanh tran
  10. Carol Holdren commented on topic "sideways images" by Robert H. Findlay
  11. John Small commented on topic "Which is correct?" by John Small
  12. Mo Chen commented on member plant Holc. kimballianum by Mo Chen
  13. Fran Fassman commented on orchid E. Thomas Fennell
  14. Lauren Hutchison commented on member plant Oip. Celtic Sun 'Maya' by Dex W
  15. Lauren Hutchison commented on member plant Phalaenopsis Tristar by Lauren Hutchison
  16. Lauren Hutchison commented on member plant Phal. OX Golden Apple 'Honeycrisp' by William Gorski
  17. Debbie Chase commented on topic "Help to Identify Orchid " by Debbie Chase
  18. Tien Pham commented on member plant V. Yip Sum Wah 'Flame' by Tanya Lam
  19. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Can someone give me the name of this orchid?" by Jean Seymour
  20. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Spathoglotis plicata (Ground Orchid) by Frances LaVigne