User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 13

Thread: Winter home for my tropicals

  1. #1
    SirKristoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Puyallup, WA United States
    Posts
    4,132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Winter home for my tropicals

    With winter quickly coming around the corner, i had to come up with a quick, make shift way of providing
    A. shelter for the plants
    and B. light for the plants
    of course there are pots sitting on pots on the top row as space became quite the factor in this little project....im planning on adding mylar and plastic around as well for a mini greenhouse effect.
    im thinking i need to add another fixture to the top row, but they are 8 foot T12 and either 40 or 60 watts, i cant remember for the life of me, and the smaller racks with 4 lights a piece are also T12, but only 20watts each and are 24"



  2. #2
    Capensis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Everywhere. Capensis everywhere.
    Posts
    4,046
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And after they got settled in. :/ I wish you luck with the move (although I bet it's great in that garage. :P).
    http://www.terraforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=6789&dateline=1352508752

  3. #3
    Your one and only pest! Ant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    massachusetts
    Posts
    1,757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck! Also, don't you have a few new plants coming in too? How are you gonna fit anymore in that?

  4. #4
    GregNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    426
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice setup there, and very nice collection. How are you planning on supplying humidity?

  5. #5
    SirKristoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Puyallup, WA United States
    Posts
    4,132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That garage is plenty humid, holds about 70% constant...they are sitting ontop of some wood doors with a plastic cover, ontop of our hottub which has a broken thermostat, so we moved that huge light over it and set everything up...the hot tub top itself has a bit over a raised center so we had to remove it...humidity will increase when I add the plastic around the area...I did all of that yesterday, and the plants had already been there for a few days...as for the light, I've still got my terra but I will buy a couple more lights for that on my next paycheck. I've also got a cfl hood that is lighting my largest hamata, a truncata, clipeata, and a couple other small seedlings in my room next to my desk...so far so good

  6. #6
    Bryophyta69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Posts
    61
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    NICE, I only need to find room for 2 plants to bring in for the Winter. But one day I hope to be like you.
    Pitcher's only for me Please.

  7. #7
    SirKristoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Puyallup, WA United States
    Posts
    4,132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lol bryo thanks man, its really not as many as it looks like...i wish i had alot more to be honest, but only when im able to house them all lol. ive got a few sitting next to me in my room as well.

  8. #8
    SirKristoff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Puyallup, WA United States
    Posts
    4,132
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i worked on the grow space a bit more today with my free time...
    One side only does not have plastic on it yet, and thats the front where i added slits in the mylar to access the plants for watering, and i hold it shut with clips at the base...which i need to find a better way of doing lol


    Next step is making a light hood/reflector of some kind for the 8 foot shoplight hanging above the back rack, which my plants seem to rather like actually...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Wet Dormancy for Tropicals?
    By seedjar in forum Butterwort (Pinguicula)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-16-2006, 11:00 PM
  2. Malesiana tropicals order Jan 2006
    By Jason Wong in forum Foreign Carnivorous Plant Resources
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-14-2006, 06:31 AM
  3. Malesiana tropicals
    By Jason Wong in forum Foreign Carnivorous Plant Resources
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-16-2005, 08:09 AM
  4. Other Tropicals
    By carniverous newbie in forum Miscellaneous Plants
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-17-2002, 01:34 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •