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Old 11-24-2018, 05:35 PM
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Is MissOrchidGirl actually a good grower though?

She certainly has many plants, but I'm not confident that they are well grown.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:50 PM
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Is MissOrchidGirl actually a good grower though?

She certainly has many plants, but I'm not confident that they are well grown.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:00 PM
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Plantzzzzz, tbh i didnt want to say it but i noticed she has a lot of orchids die on her that she replaces constantly. While orchid death is part of the hobby I do feel like her percentage of orchid death is fairly high for her years of experience. It could be that she likes to experiment? But i really think part of it is that she chooses not to use chemical pest and fungus control.
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Even 3 percent peroxide can cause tissue damage when applied to wounds on animals so I assume the same is true for plants. I also don’t see the oxygen released by peroxide poured into the soil persisting long enough to provide any real benefit to the roots. I couldn’t find any peer reviewed literature supporting peroxide use on roots, but my search was pretty cursory.

I love missorchidgirl’s enthusiasm and willingness to experiment but she’s definitely not infallible. I think she has a lot of good ideas but she is an amateur too. I use her advice as a starting off point: I do additional research and/or get a second opinion rather than blindly follow. I can also see that a lot of her methods have evolved over time, presumably as she’s learned from mistakes.
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Even 3 percent peroxide can cause tissue damage when applied to wounds on animals so I assume the same is true for plants. I also don’t see the oxygen released by peroxide poured into the soil persisting long enough to provide any real benefit to the roots. I couldn’t find any peer reviewed literature supporting peroxide use on roots, but my search was pretty cursory.

I love missorchidgirl’s enthusiasm and willingness to experiment but she’s definitely not infallible. I think she has a lot of good ideas but she is an amateur too. I use her advice as a starting off point: I do additional research and/or get a second opinion rather than blindly follow. I can also see that a lot of her methods have evolved over time, presumably as she’s learned from mistakes.
I think the use of hydrogen peroxide was part of an idea of “naturally” eliminating pests in the roots??

Regarding Miss Orchid Girl, she is a good starting point. She is willing to show and tell different orchids, different ways to pot orchids, etc. But if you continue to grow orchids, you’ll find the information lacking in depth.
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Yes, in the episode I saw she was using it as a natural prophylactic to eliminate potential pests. I watched the episode to figure out why everyone seemed to be suddenly peroxiding their orchids.

I agree that there isn't a lot of depth to the information presented in episodes I've watched, but they're a great starting off point for the beginner: no intimidating technical information and enough care pointers to give people a shot at keeping their grocery store orchids alive (aside from the peroxide).
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I have never watched a Miss Orchid Girl video, but apparently if you do, you pour hydrogen peroxide on your plants and they all develop fusarium!
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