Those pictures are about a month old. And its getting rather over grown. Some of my poor plants are being shadded by my monster N. merriliana.
I hope by the end of the summer I'll have finished constructing a larger Grow chamber.
That pedigree is for my Chocolate lab. BUT feeding a smal piece dog food sounds like an interesting idea. Perhaps I'll drop a few crumbs into my truncata. Since it seems my truncata can, seemingly, digest anything.
Hi Avery, U cannot grow lowland here in HK?.......don't u mean u cannot grow highland.Today the temp on my roof was 41C and that is most definatly a lowland temperature.I am thinking maybe that u grow your plants indoors with lights and cooling.....is that right?
Hi again, In my above mail i posted as a guest so u might not have seen that i am also in Hong Kong ,Avery.I would love to see some photos of your setup ,given that u have highlanders and i'm assuming also providing highland conditions. Myself i grow on my roof under shade cloth and for the drier winter months most of the plants come indoors under light.It is a far from ideal setup due to the winds that are dry and cold in the winter and hot in the summer,cause my roof top in the village house is very open. When i win the mark six i can.............!!!!(dreaming)
springee, look like you are living in Lantau Island as you mentioned in your personal info. No wonder your growing environment is so hot !
You are not the only one that feel strange why I cannot grow lowlanders in Hong Kong which is definitely located in the lowland climate zone ... Yes, you are correct for most of the time during the year but I have very cold winter as you may know (2 degree celcius) and none of my lowlanders can survive without a heater. I am having a greenhouse and I have a bad practice of ordering plants ... I like to order a lot ... You can imagine I cannot take all lowlanders inside my house to order to keep them warm. The quantity of plants won't work and the size of the plants won't work as well ! (you know how big a mature raff and ampul can be ! ) That's why I select hybrids of some easily grown highlanders that can tolerate the hot summer and survive without much attention during the winter. I use sprayers to keep the sumer temperature down to a safe degree and the environment humid but I am still experimenting my growing methods. It's not the right time to let everyone knows as it may do more harm than good if ones take my consideration seriously ..
By the way, what nepenthes do you have right now ??
Here are some pictures of my growing area and of the new GH I am finishing.
And here is the GH I am finishing up in my spare time getting ready for winter. I will hopefully be wireing it up tomorrow and then finishing the plastic and butting in the benches. I must first restore and brace up the benches.
Woohoo! Nice! How are you going to heat the GH in winter? How are the winters in the Central Savannah River area anyway? Wet? Cold? There seem to be what looks like banana trees growing in the background, so I reckon it can't be all that cold....?
Post by JB_orchidguy on Oct 7, 2006 12:08:22 GMT 7
It can get down to freezeing. We get frost, but rarely do we get snow. If we do its normaly gone the next day. The bannan trees will go dorment and die back to the ground. Then come back from the roots next year. Our growing season is not long enough to get fruit so they are just ornimental. We don't get much colder then freezing. Most years. I used two 1500 watt milk house heaters last year and the year before last to heat my GH that was 12 x 12 and not as well built as this one is. So I may need to increase it to a third milkhouse heater with the new GH, but I will start out with two. What I do for emergency heat is use a fish fryer to boil water to heat the GH if I have a power outage, but so far so good with that. I am hoping this one will be better insilated to and not need the third heater, but if I do I am prepaired to set a third or 4th up. But I am all electric!! Gas is expencive. When I get a large GH in a few years after I finish nursing school I think I will be forced to go propane, but for now I am sticking with electric.
JB Massive nepaholic! Feel free to email at JB.firstname.lastname@example.org
thatoneplantboi: Hey guys, I'm new to growing nepenthes, I'm getting a mini indoor greenhouse to grow them in. What kind of light should I use for them? Also, if you could provide a link to a product, it would be very much appreciated
Oct 5, 2017 10:16:29 GMT 7
borneo: Yes, they work superbly. But you don't need expensive lights, cheap ones work well too.
Sept 2, 2018 14:34:57 GMT 7
mylesg: i havent checked in here for a while, why does it seem all the CP forums have lost their once strong activity? the trade/sale section used to be so active and now its a ghost town. where is everybody hanging out these days for a strong online CP community?
Dec 9, 2018 3:15:01 GMT 7
mylesg: Happy holidays to everyone out there!
Dec 26, 2018 0:23:13 GMT 7
lance: Everyone left the forums and moved to facebook groups.
Oct 2, 2019 12:09:05 GMT 7
mylesg: yes, facebook groups will never have same feel as this place once did
Nov 3, 2019 8:34:22 GMT 7
etiennecancio: perhaps we can try to revitalize the old forums? i always found them to be much more convenient than facebook groups at least hah
Nov 4, 2019 17:01:25 GMT 7
mylesg: i refuse to abandon this place, i am posting in my grow thread with many photos and always there to answer any questions just built new grow room and tons of pitcher shots!
Nov 6, 2019 21:17:59 GMT 7
vidyut: hey mylesg. glad to hear that. Love this forum. Facebook can't organize knowledge like this. Will participate as much as I can.
Nov 25, 2019 5:37:09 GMT 7
vidyut: Photobucket has ruined this place and many other forum archives with years and years of photos worth referencing now blurred. Priceless information hostage to services once free, begging for adoption, arbitrarily monetized.
Nov 25, 2019 16:28:58 GMT 7
bonfield: This forum is almost at 13K total threads, I can't wait to read the topic that pushes it past the mark!
Dec 3, 2019 8:27:58 GMT 7
arvin555: I do not like FB forums because it is difficult to read back Archives. Let us keep this forum alive!
Dec 9, 2019 11:14:09 GMT 7
mylesg: just posted ton of new pics in my thread!
Feb 9, 2020 3:40:25 GMT 7
bonfield: If you think the situation on this forum is bad, you should see what that those creeps Justin Dunning and Kurtis Herperger(Victoria Butterfly Gardens), Willy Chung, and Lloyd Gordon did to the Canadian forums: www.butterflygardens.ca
Jun 1, 2021 7:14:40 GMT 7