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This is a discussion on Vanda ustii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; They have a composted, processed cow manure over here called Black Cow. I've used it ...

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    They have a composted, processed cow manure over here called Black Cow. I've used it in my aquarium as a bottom layer for aquatic plants without any issues. Do you think I should still sterilize it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    They have a composted, processed cow manure over here called Black Cow. I've used it in my aquarium as a bottom layer for aquatic plants without any issues. Do you think I should still sterilize it?
    No just soak for one hour get that water and spray it.Mission accomplish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    Geoff, you can get a planty of Vandas, here in Germany, also Vanda foetida, FS.
    I think that i really must visit one of the shows in Germany in the coming year !
    I shall have to do some careful planning to avoid existing plans, and allow for which are easiest for me to reach with a direct flight....

    I wonder if there is a D.O.G. Website listing all the shows ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Of course that is a good idea and definitely we need to share those little babies to see the development for the past few months maybe somebody can through away the idea how to speed the growth of the individual baby.Thanks Cathy.
    I don't know if it will work for anyone else, but many years ago (22 actually..) i tried raising vanda hybrids from the flask. I just could not get them to grow using the same techniques which worked for every other orchid I had tried - compot, then singling etc. So in desperation I went to Thailand and visited a couple,of nurseries. OK I bought as many as I could carry to take home as passengers accompanied luggage, whilst I was there, but I asked to see their seedlings, whilst I was buying, and then copied them when I got home.
    Heres what I did.
    I made some trays out of wire mesh , about 10 or15mm square mesh, just like ordinary seed trays otherwise. Then I stood the ex-flask seedlings side-by-side, upright, in the trays. I put the trays on the bench in my growing area (greenhouse) and every time I went near I sprayed them with just plain water. Every month or two I went through the tray, and picked out all the bigger ones for a different tray, so that had the really tiny ones in one tray, those a bit bigger in the next, and so on. They did grow ! It took about 4 years to the first flowering size plant - an ascocenda, I think . The first of the large flowered vandas took another couple,of years. By the way the seedlings i started out with, were no more than an inch high, and had been deflasked for perhaps 18 months, without ever getting any bigger, when I started this. There was no compost used in the trays , nothing at all. (I should have said that earlier , only realised my omission on re-reading).

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