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#1 Sockhom

 
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:54 AM

Hello,


I have just left one growing space for another. For about 7 years, I have been growing my highland and intermediate plants in my garage. But with the setting of a new conservatory, I will thus start a whole new adventure that makes me quite excited, I confess.

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There's still as you can notice a lot to be made. Right now, I have a kind of hydrofogger that I use at night only. Later on, I might get another one or set a spraying system (for daytime use). The whole set up is still a work in progress. The challenge is that I do not want to zone the conservatory, hence I will acclimate the plants to a relatively low humidity level. I had a fairly good success in that field already. We'll see how it goes on.
Humidity range from 30% to 80%. The plants been there for 2 weeks and they are doing fine. Temperatures range from 12 to 30°C right now. Of course, I'm waiting for summer - I'll need to cool the conservatory for sure (opeing of the doors, hygrofogger, A/C, evaporative cooler...).
Any suggestion is welcome.Thank you in advance.

By the way, you can review the building ot the whole conservatory here:
http://carnivorousoc...el/Conservatory


All the best,

François.

Edited by Sockhom, 30 March 2012 - 21:04 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

Beautiful! You're giving me ideas for my own conservatory! :D
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 14:17 PM

Looks so beautiful and awesome! :JC_cupidgirl: Seems like you are probably going to expand your collection because of upgraded space :)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 18:33 PM

Hi François :thumright: ,

looks really great, now you can expand your collection.
Something like this i need as well.
Have you build it by your own?

Best regards,

Dani

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 19:21 PM

what a nice place i guess your plants will get a lot of light there :D

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 22:19 PM

Very nice conservatory Francois, i'm the sure the plants will love it and youll have a nep jungle in no time. One thing you could consider to reduce summer heat is to put solar shading film on the hottest (south facing)? windows and roof. It helped on my small conservatory. All the brick work will act as a heat sink and keep it warm at night. I found my conservatory swings around on temps and humidity a lot less than my greenhouse.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 15:22 PM

Great conservatory, François! I am really envious ;-)


For sure a big adventure - hope all will work fine for you.

Regards

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 19:14 PM

Hello,

Some news from my conservatory after six months of growth. So far, the results have been pretty good!
http://carnivorousockhom.blogspot.fr/#!/2012/11/so-how-is-conservatory-doing.html

A small selection of shots that I hope you will enjoy:
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Speak soon,

François.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 20:33 PM

Really beautiful François.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:12 AM

Very beautiful !!! Congrats !!!! :Laie_97: