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Fertilizing orchids outside

This is a discussion on Fertilizing orchids outside within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Just had this thought. Now that everything is outside would it be better to fertilize ...

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    Just had this thought.


    Now that everything is outside would it be better to fertilize everything eveytime I water but at a very, very, very diluted rate? Everything will only get rain water for the summer. I collect and store it.


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    If yes, what would a good, safe strength be?

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    I fed every time i watered when my plants where outside last year.I let the rain leach the pots.As most of mine where in s/h i used about a 1/5th reccomended by the fert manufacturer.

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    Thank you.

    Maybe this could be for the math people out here.

    I keep a gallon jug of solution mixed at 1/4 strength.
    I use a 1 gallon watering can to water the plants.
    How much of the premixed solution should I put in the watering can for every watering? I would then fill with the rain water.

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    For your purposes just put a little more than three quarts of the pre-mix in the can and top off with a little less than a quart.

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    Thanks again.

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