Category: Culture

LIGHT METERS: Measurement

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 years ago The Light Intensity Meter it is claimed reads both sunlight and artificial light; advt. A84-1083 Read More

DIVIDING PLANTS: Divisions Progress Well Then Falter

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 years ago Water them lightly, place plant in polyethylene bag and close the top; keep out of the sun. A70-631 Read More

PH (GENERAL): Buffering

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 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

BOTTOM HEAT: Under Seedlings

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 years ago Fine plastic tubes through which warm water circulates are arranged under the growing area and connected to the water heater; temperature is thermostatically controlled with a probe buried in the b... Read More

GREENHOUSES: Plans to Build

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 years ago A publication is usually available from your government college of agriculture which recommends plans. A72-412 Read More

SAND: In Cymbidium Mixes

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 years ago As a mineral component in mixes, sand has diminished in popularity as it slowly sinks down and layers at the bottom of the container; it has largely been replaced by Perlite . OA82-5 Read More

CLOROX: What it Is

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 years ago A trade name for a household bleach used to whiten sheets, etc., in washing machines; it is about 5% solution of sodium hypochlorite. A61-983 Read More

SEEDLINGS: Growth

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 years ago Fast or slow as an indicator of flower quality?; sometimes a poor grower produces fine flowers; some of the best growers produce the best. A65-1003 Read More

HEATING, COOLING AND HUMIDITY: Review of Problems

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 years ago Refer to A63-85; 531+ Read More

POTS (GENERAL): Clay Vs. Plastic

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted almost 6 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

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