John Rising (peredur@usa.net)
Fri, 3 Feb 1995 19:00:37 -0700 (MST)

I would love to have a FAQ or book based on the knowledge of the growers
on this list. Most of the CP books I have offer little reliable
information on CP growing. Cultivation sheets are offered for orchid
growers through the internet and various clubs and they seem to be well
liked. Why not have our own? I'm certainly eager for something like that.
The orchid sheets list info for temperature, light, water, humidity,
fertilizing, and potting. I recommend that measurements be as specific as
allowable (i.e., light measurements in Lumens or Foot-candles). Given
percenatges seems meaningless to me. 25% shade in London I doubt would
the same as in Denver. Relative humidity could be determined with a
hygrometer. I would also recommend adding a section for growing the
plants from seed (something absent from the orchid sheet due to the
fact that orchids are extraordinarily difficult --if not impossible--
to grow that way).

Well, that's my $.02. :)