Re: Grow room
Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:59 pm
Thank's for the update You really don't need to have space problems
Internet bulletin board to discuss phalaenopsis orchids
ThisSideofParadise wrote:Perhaps an update is long over due. Trying out a new racking system for Phals. We have added a wack load of Phal species in the last year we have over 300 of them currently.
Interesting... I was asking since, considering your setup, you could try and use an automatic means of watering. I had once read something about a capillary mat (or bio felt) for orchids, but I can't find it anymore.ThisSideofParadise wrote:Yes I grow under lights only, T5's and Leds. I use reverse osmosis water that is tapped into a garbage container I then use an electrical pump to spray the water out a hose.
Maybe insulating your growing room with glass wool or polystyrene could help a bit?My biggest problem with growing indoors is getting the summer temp warm enough. Since I live in Canada temps get damn cold in the winter(heater is always going) and damn hot in summer(A/C is always running). When my light turn on (at night cause electricity is cheaper) my room only goes up about 3 degrees.
Next year to try and solve the problem I will attempt to switch my season by leveraging my heater in the winter to get the temps close to 30 Celsius in the room.