Root Growth Under Lights

Once upon a time, my favorite boy toy had an orchid business.  Because we lived in the Midwest, he grew them under lights rather than a greenhouse.  It was amazing what a healthy root system these babies developed.  Of course, it wasn’t just the lights – it was also the humidity, plant food, reverse osmosis water, and on and on.  He grew those plants so well!  While times were good, he also had a fairly robust customer list.  But as I described earlier, the market bottomed out aand he was one of many to get out of orchid sales.

Word for tomorrow – LARK.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.

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I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  1. I remember your post re his orchid business. Being from Hawaiia you might think I’d do well with growing orchids. But there’s a definite science to getting them to thrive. Your husband obviously had the “purple thumb.”

    wish I could’ve seen his orchids in bloom. :)

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