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Old 09-07-2011, 06:58 PM
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The answer is YES! If you have the drive and the commitment, you can do it. Its not for normal or not so normal to be classified as a grower of orchids from seeds...it is the heart that tells the brain and the brain tells your muscles, bones, hands and fingers to act on it...and your bank account suffers LOL
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Yes the average person can do flasking. Here is a link to the propagation thread that I posted to back in May of this year to somegreat Utube videos showing flasking. I'd given a brief description of each video to give an idea of what each was about.

Flasking Information.

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dayumm Im not normal so I cant do this
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So far there in normal & abnormal posters, I have yet to find a genuine orchid grower who can claim to be 'normal'. It just doesn't work that way. Just look at your collections & wants.....
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I've not got in to propagation yet myself, but I saw this posted by someone on facebook and thought it fitting for this thread.

How to grow orchids from seeds – kitchen style Dokmai Dogma
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HI I am also eager to dip my fingers into the growing orchid from seeds world. I want to know once you flask it what next. I mean what temperature and light intensity you want for the flasks and for how long.
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Well that certainly explains a lot. I have considered trying it. I knew I was not normal. Carol
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I'm new to orchids, but have grown many wild plants with complicated seed dormancies, etc. Trial and error is the best teacher. Sometimes they don't follow the published information...sometimes the seeds are all fertile, and sometimes they are all duds to begin with. I'm trying several native species of orchid this year using a more natural method and soil (Sand & Peat).

Growing orchids as a hobby should be a lot easier than doing it commercially. If you pland a thousand seeds and get five plants as a hobbist great. It is an enjoyable experience and you get a special feeling about plants you grew from seed. If you are doing it commercially though...every seed that does not grow into a sellable plant is less return from your investment of time and money. A hobbist can normally relax a bit more on the effort and still enjoy growing from seed with a lower yield.
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Is there really such a thing as a "normal" person who is also and orchid addict? Isn't that sort of an oxymoron? I really don't think they go together, do you?
Confession time - I have chosen to buy my family a cheaper cut of meat, because it meant I could purchase another orc' as I pass the gardening center - I know I have wasted more gas, driving to explore the possibility of an orchid on sale, than I have driving to visit my parents - I am known by first name in most of my local garden centers, big box stores and local markets or at least referred to as "the guy that is always asking about orchids" - I have obsessed over the tiniest spot on my orchid's leaves while my partner walks around with a gaping wound that I slap a band-aid on and tell him to get over it - normal, no not in this home - never really expected it would be though.
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