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NFT Channels

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by rtsingleton, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. rtsingleton

    rtsingleton Bulbo enthusiast

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    Baton Rouge, LA
    Anyone ever used NFT Channels for orchids? I'm considering getting some or making some out of PVC pipe and then installing a mist line inside the pipe to water. I figured by misting instead of using a large water flow it would reduce the chance of any viruses and such from being transferred between plants. Idea is to use something like hydroton or expanded shale in a net pot. Thoughts?
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oak Island NC
    As long as the runoff from each spraying is not reused, you will be keeping the cross-contamination possibility to a minimum.

    I helped a guy set up such an arrangement for vegetables on a smaller Caribbean island. Their primary concern was to minimize the water consumption.