Tag: orchids

Blasted Buds

One of the biggest frustrations my favorite boy toy had with his orchid business was a condition called bud blast.  It happens for a variety of reasons, from a rapid change in temperature to incorrect moisture in the greenhouse to just reasons unknown.  All that work, all that effort, and you now have to wait…

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Root Growth Under Lights

Once upon a time, my favorite boy toy had an orchid business.  Because we lived in the Midwest, he grew them under lights rather than a greenhouse.  It was amazing what a healthy root system these babies developed.  Of course, it wasn’t just the lights – it was also the humidity, plant food, reverse osmosis water,…

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