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Why is everyone scared to try de-flasking?

This is a discussion on Why is everyone scared to try de-flasking? within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; I've read a lot of different posts where people say they're not brave enough to ...

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    Smile Why is everyone scared to try de-flasking?

    I've read a lot of different posts where people say they're not brave enough to try it yet or that they want to wait a few years before they try it.
    I'm just curious as to why?

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    *Well, not everyone....

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    haha.. yes, not everyone. It takes space and effort to care for seedlings and sometimes the time commitment for a non-blooming plant is a big turn-off for those that want to see blooms within a year of getting a new plant. I don't necessarily think it is fear as much as it might be a combination of the parts. JMHO

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    Because small plants do not do well with me. They generally die...they may do well for awhile, but they always die.

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    BD, yeah, that makes sense. I think I just don't understand why people don't want to do it because so far it's been really easy for me.
    Ha. Cjcorner, that's a great reason!!

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    The main reason I don't get flasks is space. I have done compots in the past, but even that was too space intensive.

    Susan

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    One has to be aware of the space one has at their disposal. I have nine flasks of Odont's and am not sure where I am going to put them.

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    Yeah, space is a huge reason. I bought 3 flasks and will have enough room while they're small.....but once they start getting big, I'm kinda screwed. I'm definitely going to have to add on to my little orchid house outside.

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