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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Hi Guys 😀 in this video I share with you the biggest challenge me and my wonderful Fiance Hans share living in Ireland its not the cold temperatures but the HIGH humidity 😀 Its WET WE WET haha 😀 ★ Check out my website http://www.desertplantsofavalon.com/ ★ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DesertPlantsOfAvalon ★ Twitter https://twitter.com/plantsofavalon Thank you for watching, please give me a Like and I would love you to SUBSCRIBE for regular updates and take a look at my other Cacti and Succulent and nature videos to see my weird and wacky cacti and other succulent plants up close and personal. HAPPY GROWING GUY’S 🙂 Royalty Free Music Music By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Video Rating: / 5

19 Comments

  • Nancy Mumpton 2 weeks ago

    The humidity here in Phoenix is about 10% to 30% during an average year. I really would suggest another bigger taller fan to circulate across the cacti and succulents. Also the dehumidifier others have suggested would help SO much. I think over time 80-100% humidity is not going to be good for the cacti even if the soil is dry (it will help for now.) Thinking of you, Lyn and all your wonderful plants!

  • The Grumpy Gardener 2 weeks ago

    I did find humidity a problem with my tunnel early this year, didn't help not having any electrical source on our site.

  • Holly Collins 2 weeks ago

    Im still in shock you don't hard frost till January….What about a dehumidifier? I know it would be one more thing on the electric bill. But might be something to look into. Im going to be thinking on this. Maybe there is another solution.

  • Joan Ray 2 weeks ago

    Your greenhouse looks absolutely amazing, in pristine condition and your plants look lovely and healthy. I have been watching all your videos on how you set up your greenhouse and all your trials and tribulations along the way. I live on the east coast of South Africa and we are so spoilt with our weather and can grow many of the cacti in the garden with very little effort. I just want to say congratulations on achieving such great results, especially with the climate you live in. You are very dedicated and hard workers! I love your cheerful, educational and entertaining programme. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge and experiences with us. You and Hansie are truly amazing people! Keep up the good work!

  • Ariesgirl Kara 2 weeks ago

    Wow 100% humidity! I bet you constantly feel like you're chasing your tail trying to lower that darn humidity. Must admit I'm lucky that I don't have to worry about rain 6 months out of the year. From about May-October we don't see rain in California. Sometimes rain doesn't come till December. This summer the lowest humidity day for me was about 25%, but usually the humidity was between 30%-35%. Any moisture just gets sucked out of anything. My environment makes it easy to grow these amazing plants. I totally admire people who can grow succulents in your type of environment;). I belong to a cactus forum and some people on there grow beautiful succulents in zone 5. Lots of supplemental lighting and succulents taking over dinner tables;). Have you ever thought about switching to a completely gritty mix;)?
    My Aeoniums and Aloes are opening up now:). I have 2 Aloe pollyphyla that i will be able to relax a bit and not have to worry about the roots frying if they rise above 80F. My in ground Opuntias have really plumped up from a couple days of rain that we have just received. They were looking pretty shriveled. My two San Pedros look great after some winter rain too;). I took some before and after pics of my dehydrated Opuntias, and you can really see the difference.
    The meallybugs slow down in the winter too. Oh how do I hate that pest;)! I saw my first snail this morning, haven't seen those in awhile;).
    Thank you for your amazing videos all the way from the San Francisco Bay Area;).

  • John Wakamatsu 2 weeks ago

    I know that very high humidity is an enormous problem with any greenhouse. I would buy a dehumidifier if I had your problem. I grow cactus that live in very arid conditions and have to be very careful with watering even in semi desert areas.

  • Terry Klemesrud 2 weeks ago

    If you would add heat…wouldn't it dry out the dampness?

  • stef hendriks 2 weeks ago

    I've wrapped it up and it's on your way Lynn!!!!

  • Carl,s Vlogs 2 weeks ago

    Hi there, hope your all well. The weather back in Uk is cold but sunny and im having to keep my Mum and Dad who are in their 90s warm, regarding this video you have such interesting plants. Thanks for sharing have a great weekend.

  • shane walsh 2 weeks ago

    Hi Lyn,plants looking great despite high humidity,I keep my agaves ,tephrocactus,lobivias and rebutias,xchamaecereus out in the green house which i didn't bubblewrap this year and they are ok,but i don't have any heat source at the moment,will probably move rest in except tephro's this weekend ,all the very best from a cold Co.Kerry to Belfast.

  • farah's Garden 2 weeks ago

    nice

  • inside outside upside downside 2 weeks ago

    It is doubtful that the humidity it that high in those circumstances. The hydrometer might not be accurate.

  • Terry Thornton 2 weeks ago

    Don't you two ever stop for breath!!! Videos coming thick and fast and so soon after the move. Not complaining though love them all. My greenhouse as I said before is unheated here in Yorkshire. In October and early November mould can be a problem but after that with all the plants dry and the temperatures dropping it suddenly goes away. I know it may sound silly but you may do better if you reduce the heat slightly. Hope you don't lose many, I know how upsetting it can be. Very best wishes to you both from a cold Yorkshire.
    Regards, Terry

  • Ben Booth 2 weeks ago

    Yes Lynn I’m the same in English

  • Bianca Weißer 2 weeks ago

    Hy Lin, here in Southern Germany we also have a very high humidity in some winters. The cacti can deal with it, as long as there is a good ventilation! I still have my "Highland-cacti" (Rebutia, Mediolobivia, Lobivia, Echinopsis, Sulcorebutia, Chamaecereus and Hybrids etc.) outside, though we already had some frost. Even the succulents like Echeveria and Graptopetalum can deal with the frost (down to -5 degrees celsius).
    I hope you get some sun in the next days! Sun and love from Germany!

  • fiona grace 2 weeks ago

    Could you try running a dehumidifier in your poly tunnel? I know there is the electric costs but on the dampest days, it will remove much of the moisture from the air…I think you can get ones that don’t chuck heat out too.

  • michael flett 2 weeks ago

    hi lyn,cacti are looking well,interesting what you say about humidity,living in north east england we seem to get more cold and bright days rather than damp and wet,have had heater on quite a bit so far this winter,lots of love to you and hans hope his cold is getting better,and loads of PLANT POWER

  • sammi jane 2 weeks ago

    Currently in the process of moving due to the damp here in West Yorkshire 🙁
    Lost a few beauty's to the mold and the dampness. We also have a dehumidifier on daily, damp bricks and heaters… still had some casualties.
    Sending love from Yorkshire to you both and the green one's

  • Jonathan Handel 2 weeks ago

    You did bite off a bit more than you can chew (no offense) order up a 400cfm fan (minimum), hang it high on a remote control and vent thru the top (you can put it on a timer)

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