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Better Gro Orchd Plus fertilizer?

This is a discussion on Better Gro Orchd Plus fertilizer? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Kmac I thought that too for a while, but since I've heard ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    I thought that too for a while, but since I've heard a number of professional growers recommend the pre-watering. Apparently the outer layer of the root, when dry, doesn't absorb fertilizer well, and so most of the fertilizer isn't taken in well unless the roots have already been well-watered.
    That's understandable...but the way I water is to fill the sink up with my water/fert. solution and just let the plants soak for 15-30 minutes. It would seem that by my way of watering, everything would be absorbed (since that's plenty of time for the roots to really sit there and be drenched). Maybe I'm wrong, though?

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    How often do you water like that Sand Tiger? That's how I do it for their major 7- 10 day watering but I mist the roots of the mounted ones every 2 days or so if they look too dried out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    How often do you water like that Sand Tiger? That's how I do it for their major 7- 10 day watering but I mist the roots of the mounted ones every 2 days or so if they look too dried out.
    Then we're on the exact same page, Tamara! Every 7-10 days, misting in between if they look a little thirsty.

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