Orchids forum: move-in day

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 18, 2014 4:09 PM CST
I began to move some of my orchids in today. I am starting with the more cold-sensitive ones such as my Den., Dtps., Phal., and vanda. I also moved in the Oerstedella centradenia, Eurychone rothschildiana, and Bulb. rothschildianum simply because they are all mounted on cork and were more exposed. That was approximately 100 plants. That's perhaps 1/5 of what I will have to move in (orchids). Sticking tongue out I know what I will be doing all day tomorrow. Whistling
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Oct 18, 2014 7:10 PM CST
Hi Ken,

Hubby spent the day tweaking the RMH to get ready for the colder temps. We also have to seal the opening for the swamp cooler as it won't be needed. We'll have to pull it out and install the panel. We also have to seal the door a bit.

Busy busy!
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Oct 18, 2014 7:29 PM CST
And slightly off topic, but weather related. Plant related in that you can use your last bit of garden cilantro in this recipe.

Okay my peeps. Here is the White Chili Chicken recipe. Enjoy!

Creamy White Chicken Chili Recipe (serves 20) - takes just under 1 hour to prep & cook.

1 large red onion (diced)
6 Simple Truth cage free no antibiotic chicken breasts (cubed)
2 cans Hunts fire roasted diced tomatoes (plain) (you may substitute garlic flavored but that will make it really strong)
2 cans Simple Truth organic garbanzo beans (drained if you want thicker chili, undrained if you want more soupy)
4 cans Simple Truth organic Tri-bean blend (undrained)
3 cans white cream of corn
1 can of white corn kernels (drained)
2 cans Simple Truth organic great northern beans (drained if you want thicker chili, undrained if you want more soupy)
32oz Sour Cream
1 quart of half/half cream
2 1/2 packages McCormick Chili: White Chicken Seasoning Mix (this is for mild chili)
To make spicier, add 2 cans of Mild or Original Rotel diced tomatoes w/green chilies.

Fresh chopped cilantro
Organic gluten free white & blue corn chips

In a Rival 18 Quart roaster set to 350, add the tomatoes, beans, cream corn, half/half cream, and the McCormick seasoning. Stir together gently to avoid crushing the beans. If too thick, add 2 cans of water.

In a wok set to 200, heat 6 TBS of olive oil. Fully cook the onion and cilantro (add 2 TBS water to keep the onions from browning too much). Pour onions and liquid into a bowl.

Coat the bottom of the wok with olive oil (about 1/4 cup) and add 1/2 of the cubed chicken. Cover for 2 minutes, then stir firmly with a wooden wok spoon. Add 1/4 cup of water. Cover. Stir every 2 minutes until the chicken is just fully cooked (not browned). Should take about 10 minutes at 200. (don't cook higher than 200 or the chicken will be tough). Pour entire contents (chicken and broth) of the wok into a bowl.

Repeat with the last 1/2 of cubed chicken.

Add the cooked onion and chicken (with the broth) to the chili. Stir gently while adding spoonfuls of sour cream. Keep stirring until all sour cream is added and mixed. Cover and let simmer (bubbling on the sides) for 10 minutes at 350. Gently stir. Reduce heat to 300 and simmer for 10 minutes. Gently stir. Reduce heat to 200 and simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve with chips Group hug
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 19, 2014 6:47 AM CST

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You are busy for a while there, Ken. If it helps, I always view it as exercise. Orchids (and Tropicals) keep you fit? Before you know it, the job is done.

Looks delicious, Melissa. I will use one of my Habaneros ( see garden thread Smiling ) for a touch of heat.
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Oct 19, 2014 7:54 AM CST
Yummy! Made it last night. I have chicken chili for the whole week! Going to make some jalapeno cornbread to go with it later this week.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Oct 19, 2014 8:48 AM CST
I need the exercise, Ursula! Sticking tongue out
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Oct 19, 2014 10:16 AM CST

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Same here! Smiling
In preparation for the impending frost tonight, all plants are now tucked inside. By tomorrow I can probably move some again on the deck for a bit longer. Just have to keep an eye on the temps.
Name: Anita
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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Nov 11, 2014 9:00 PM CST
Moved mine in about ten days ago. Here in NM the days stay balmy but it gets chilly at night. Now there is a lot more work to water them instead of just hosing them down.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Nov 12, 2014 8:09 AM CST

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You have such a nice set up, Anita, it isn't too tough to water?
But yes, in Summer outside we can just flood our plants, no problem.
Now fertilizing inside is for me another story, since it will deposit salt all over the glass panes and I can't really removed it unless I pretty much empty out the greenhouse. So - I use a lot of fish tank water as fertilizer during the indoor season. Smiling
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Nov 12, 2014 9:29 AM CST
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