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Salvia grower's kit?
    #1238064 - 01/21/03 10:11 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I'm trying to put together a kit for growing salvia. I'm thinking a small humidity dome with a fluorescent light maybe?

I want the setup to have maximum productivity in as small a space as possible, and minimal maintanance for the new growers.

Is it possible to grow shorter bushier plants, or should I make the growspace pretty tall?


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Re: Salvia grower's kit? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1238178 - 01/22/03 01:40 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)


Yes you can make your salvia shorter bushier by cutting or nice and tall. You can grow in a tent/green house/dome with a humidifier but you must make sure there is adequate air exchange. High humidity results in a higher risk of pests!!!. I have had great success growing in these conditions, but I am currently battling flea beetles and fungal attacks on weakened plants. If you can ensure no pests are allowed to enter the grow environment and soil is free from pests, high humidity growing is the best method in my opinion. To help avoid these problems plants have been successfully grown in lower humidity environments when allowed to adapt. Some would say Salvia grower's kits are not worth the time or effort, but I am very interested in growing tropical and sub topical plants and would say it is worth the effort.



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Re: Salvia grower's kit? [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #1239162 - 01/22/03 10:19 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

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Re: Salvia grower's kit? [Re: SalviaEngland]
    #1239782 - 01/22/03 01:30 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I'd like to build it with a nice transparent plastic so that people can see their plant.

It needs to be cheap though. Assuming the cheaper version does not have a light, or a timer, I'd like to be able to build it for under $10, and in less than 10 minutes.

If I could find a cheap, rigid, clear plastic, that could be bent into a tube approximately 18" in diameter that would be nice. Know where I could find something like that?

Could I use a bed of wet pearlite in the bottom for humidity?

The "enhanced production" kit would have a 15W compact fluorescent bulb and a timer set to 18hours of light a day, and would be opaque with a white interior. Would this be enough light, or would it be too much?

How do you cut salvia to encourage shorter bushier plants?


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Re: Salvia grower's kit? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1239814 - 01/22/03 01:43 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

>>How do you cut salvia to encourage shorter bushier plants?

Salvia has strong apical dominance, so topping the plant (thus severing the shoot apical meristem) would encourage new shoots to come out and thus make it bushy.


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Re: Salvia grower's kit? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1239830 - 01/22/03 01:47 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Good luck.....finding plastic for the right price is kind of a challenge.....plexiglass would probably be your best option....but even then....trying to stay under ten bucks is nearly impossible unless your buy bulk(maybe).......

Maybe a cheap frame with a plastic cover with plastic zipper opening....maybe something like tyvek backing for air exchange....... i dunno....just throwing out some ideas......

At the moment im trying to build a small(ish) controlled environment...for mushrooms or plants or even reptiles or amphibians.....its going to be totally controlable; humidity, temp, eventually air intake/exhaust by ppm......anyone know of anything like this out there? just curious...... patent soon to be pending by the way  :grin: 


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Re: Salvia grower's kit? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1239878 - 01/22/03 02:03 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

have you drawn some sort of schematic yet?


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