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Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-26-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
maybe I am not meant for Forums. Or this Forum...

maybe I am not meant for Forums.
Or this Forum doesn't bode well for me.
I don't care, I am here to look after orchids and I feel like estacion doesn't even grow them by the amount of BS he has...
Forum: Cattleya Alliance 03-26-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I'll second that and add it doesn't look good but...

I'll second that and add it doesn't look good but hard to say what the culprit is.
The bulbs do look shrivelled and dehydrated also.

I'd water more, give more light and up the temps if it were...
Forum: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance 03-25-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
3rd maestro,I think I know what you are referring...

3rd maestro,I think I know what you are referring to and I think I know the solution but I am not entirely sure what you mean by pleating so I might be wrong.
I would not change your watering...
Forum: Pests & Diseases 03-25-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
hey rbarata, just want to offer my condolences...

hey rbarata, just want to offer my condolences cause I've just had to deal with them. I accidentally ripped off an alive leaf on one that looked dead to me but there were spider mites hiding behind...
Forum: Terrarium Gardening 03-25-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
1 foot by 1 foot is not very big so I'm wondering...

1 foot by 1 foot is not very big so I'm wondering what is going to fit into that. If it is only a couple of plants then a drip style irrigation system might work on a timed pump.

I try to make...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-25-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Fakename has given you the best answer. The...

Fakename has given you the best answer.
The plant will grow in all of those, just depends which suits your time best.
I use pebbles with my warm growers and cool growers and would not say I have...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-24-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
while checking on my plants I noticed a newcomer...

while checking on my plants I noticed a newcomer is doing well but is also becoming a slight problem lol.
It was only just repotted 6 months ago but I couldn't repot it properly with the oldest...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-24-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
don't forget to check out: The Scents and...

don't forget to check out:

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Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-24-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
as you can see growers have different approaches...

as you can see growers have different approaches to this. I break up the moss. Soaking it overnight in a bucket of water helps otherwise you might do some damage.
You can leave it but you never know...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 03-24-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
can't remember. But next coming along are a...

can't remember. But next coming along are a Bellina and a couple of violaceas.
Fingers crossed my spider mite problem has been eliminated. One phal still hanging on by a thread.

Here's my...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-23-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
if they had a rodent problem that won't be a...

if they had a rodent problem that won't be a problem anymore.

I don't think I will ever forget seeing a couple's entire house peacefully floating down a river as their neighbours filmed the whole...
Forum: Introductions - Break the Ice ! 03-23-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
welcome leo

welcome leo
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-23-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Hi patty, glad you decided to give Cattleya a...

Hi patty,
glad you decided to give Cattleya a try. I'm sure you'll do fine with them.
The roots look fine to me. I wouldn't change a thing, some of mine sit out of their pots even further, it...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-22-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
edit delete

edit delete
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-22-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Hey Kg, it will be tough to find a market, I...

Hey Kg,
it will be tough to find a market, I face that problem all the time. What is still profitable... Chickens get mass farmed, furniture gets mass produced, cars are made on production lines and...
Forum: Off Topic - Totally 03-21-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
try looking into microgreens. For the time it...

try looking into microgreens.
For the time it takes to grow them (10 days) and the space they take up I think they are the most profitable plant you can easily grow yourself.
But you will need some...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-21-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Hi Rhonda, I have converted 80% of my phals to...

Hi Rhonda, I have converted 80% of my phals to self watering. It saves a bit of time watering - I'd say less so for my phals than some others. Like some african varieties drink so little I only need...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 03-21-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
ah, ok it is hard to tell the background or...

ah, ok it is hard to tell the background or plants a new member has so I thought I'd recommend Cattleya's as they are faster growing and to me more tolerant but maybe that is why I like them more at...
Forum: Identification Forum 03-21-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I would have guessed a Vanda crossed with a...

I would have guessed a Vanda crossed with a phalaenopsis.

It is actually producing 3 flower spikes, the leaves have some resemblance to phals but the leaf spacing is far too wide for a regular...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-21-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
I don't think there is any concern here. I...

I don't think there is any concern here.

I agree with Southpark and generally I wage war on grey moulds but this mold has not affected the roots looking at the picture so it could even be...
Forum: Cymbidium Alliance 03-21-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
mallorca is lovely but I could never get used to...

mallorca is lovely but I could never get used to the grass there, it was too thick and waxy, not like the soft thin grass I'm used to. I hated walking barefoot on your grass ;)

I was going to say...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-20-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
here if I don't have the appropriate conditions I...

here if I don't have the appropriate conditions I just create them, I have a few terrariums for that.

Orchids are easy but very challenging at the same time I find. Some I have never gotten to...
Forum: Vanda Alliance - others 03-20-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
Hi chef marc, this thread you have dug up is 9...

Hi chef marc,
this thread you have dug up is 9 years old. People are rarely active on these forums that long.

Welcome to OB. Vanda's are not considered the easiest of orchids, if you are worried...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-19-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
says on their website under the description that...

says on their website under the description that it tends to lose leaves in winter. Surely it can't lose all its leaves?
I'd give it a repot, I know it's the last thing you want to do as it will...
Forum: Beginner Discussion 03-19-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Orchidtinkerer
it could be that you did nothing wrong and it...

it could be that you did nothing wrong and it just took a while for the damage to show. Shops sometimes have no clue and will do the overwatering - a month later you are wondering what you did wrong....
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