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Need Help With Whether I can Fertilze Now

This is a discussion on Need Help With Whether I can Fertilze Now within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have several Orchids that have just finished blooming. I have moved them outside and ...

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    Default Need Help With Whether I can Fertilze Now

    I have several Orchids that have just finished blooming. I have moved them outside and my son said they need to "rest" a month or so before I start feeding them.I'm ready to start now. Any suggestions will be appreciated. The Orchids that I moved inside to my outside patio were Dendrobium Yellow Song Canary and Cymbidium Via Mar Tranquilla Mt. Cook.

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    Cyms are heavy feeders, especially when they are out in bright light. The few I have, I top dress with time release usually but this year am considering top dressing with horse manure.
    Dend. Yellow Song 'Canary' takes it's rest in the winter. I would be fertilizing now.

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    Default Fertilizing Orchid just After It Finished Blooming

    What I need to know is whether It is improper to fertilize after your orchid has just finished blooming and you move it from inside to outside. In other words does the orchid need a "cooling off period " before you start fertilizing after it has just finished blooming and just after you move it outside.

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    Not these 2...I would put both on a fertilizer regime now...sorry I wasn't clearer.

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    Buzz...

    You can fertilize your orchids that don't have a distinct winter or dry season rest year around (gradual lessening in winter).

    Good luck with the dreaded cyms in Fort Worth...it's just to hot here to rebloom all but the most warmth tolerant types (at least for me it is).

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