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Old 04-12-2015, 06:59 PM
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Will definitely be buying some bamboo kebob skewers. My understanding is that vanilla bean orchids and lady slippers like to stay a little more moist than other types of orchids, right?
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Also wanted to point out that those cheap wooden chopsticks that come with sushi tend to work well. I use them with my bonsai trees.
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Will definitely be buying some bamboo kebob skewers. My understanding is that vanilla bean orchids and lady slippers like to stay a little more moist than other types of orchids, right?
I haven't grown vanilla, so can't answer that. Paphs generally don't want the media to dry completely, but media shouldn't be soggy.
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I'm contemplating taking the Starbucks stirrers that they place by the creamers and napkins.
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I'm contemplating taking the Starbucks stirrers that they place by the creamers and napkins.
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Where do you find the skewers ?
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Where do you find the skewers ?
Grocery store, Target, - I've seen them at big lots; ebay ... lots of places (tip: look in the bbq aisle/section of the store, or cooking utensils)
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really great tip!
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I find them at any dollar store type of outlet.
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I use them as stakes for plants as well. They are easy to size for small plants that need a stake.
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