Did you know orchids are foliar feeders? I didn’t. That means they can take in nutrients from their stomata, the breathing pores on the surface of their leaves. An orchid man, Glen Behrman, called. We talked for a long time about plants, orchids in particular. He ended up wanting to buy a couple of nitrate bubblers to use on the feed water he mixes the orchids micro-nutrients with. Glen has been growing orchids for more than 30 years. I had to tell him I couldn’t sell him any because we were not yet patent pending but as soon as we were I would send him one to try just because he asked.
Glen is also involved in a feed the world project called growtainer that grows crops in a converted ocean container, anywhere in the world.