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mini cym culture

This is a discussion on mini cym culture within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; You won't have to worry about pests if you spray with a systemic insecticide(I use ...

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    Gilda is offline "Master of the Moth and Phrags "
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    You won't have to worry about pests if you spray with a systemic insecticide(I use orthene) . Mine get sprayed once a month with this ,and I use an insecticidal soap before I bring a bloomer back in the get the critters the systemic hasn't had a chance too.

    Now that being might have to deal with squirrels,chipmunks or other varmits.....but not a big problem. I had sunflower seeds sprouting in my orchids one year from the chipmunks.....hubby took care of them...if you know what I mean!

    You don't need a setup can set them under trees(off the ground) on a sheltered patio,under the eave, etc....I just would make sure they are not sitting directly on the ground or you will have slugs or snails....orchids love to be outside !!!!!!

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    Thank you Gilda, but we have tons of squirrels in the area. I have caught them munching on my other plants, buds, etc. So if I put the cyms on the railing of our deck, they will run right up and eat them?

    I am not sure which are systemic. I have Physan, is that one? I also have Safer Soap but that sounds like I would use it in the Fall before I bring them inside?

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