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Old 05-16-2014, 04:16 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Steve Kroll View Post
...EDIT: Actually, I think this is the one I saw on ATK. It sliced the rings also.

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Based on the product photos, it looks like there is a lot of waste.

I do what the person in the video did. Peel the skin then attack the eyes.

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Old 05-16-2014, 04:20 PM   #12
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I bought one for my brother when he and his wife started breeding orchids. They had their own 'secret' medium for growing which needed LOTS of fresh coconuts.
What's secret about that? Coir has been used in potting compost for years and years.

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Old 05-16-2014, 06:27 PM   #13
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What's secret about that? Coir has been used in potting compost for years and years.
Oh, my!

To explain just a LITTLE about propagating orchids---- one way is tissue propagation. (I'm leaving out a LOT of detail!) A leaf from the parent plant is sterilized (gently) with a bleach solution then put into a petri dish.

Picture of a petri dish follows:

Then when the time is right some tissue is cut from that leaf and put into a container with the growing medium in it. Many orchid breeders will use a 'store-bought' medium but my brother, being a chemist, developed his own
'secret' one which involved fresh coconut. Hint: it wasn't coir!

Picture of a bit of tissue in growing medium which has to have the right amount of light and temp. (He devoted an extra bedroom for shelves upon shelves full of these.)

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Old 05-16-2014, 08:11 PM   #14
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Would fresh coconuts be easier to open with a Machete than the kind we get in the northeast US?

Peeling garlic:

The OP reminded me of this:


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