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View Poll Results: What is your least favorite orchid chore

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  • Watering

    5 15.15%
  • Fertilizing

    1 3.03%
  • Insect Control/Treatment

    11 33.33%
  • Disease Control/Treatment

    7 21.21%
  • Dividing

    1 3.03%
  • Repotting

    4 12.12%
  • Moving around to get best light or temperature

    1 3.03%
  • Other - please post what it is

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What is your least favorite orchid chore?

This is a discussion on What is your least favorite orchid chore? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Piper Diane, The word anal-retentive is hyphenated. Please correct your post. McAR ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Diane,

    The word anal-retentive is hyphenated. Please correct your post.

    McAR
    OH my! I just spit fritos all over the computer! Note to self: don't eat at the computer. Diane, you ain't right either!

    New to orchid growing, my vote went to disease. Have been battling a case of p bulb rot - my first real challenge. So awfully sad to see a beautiful plant fade and not be able to help it more. She's still hanging on, though, in spite of my superior lack of expertise.

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    Disease control cuase I know there is basically nothing I can do about it. Everything else is fun, including killing insects with cool chemicals !

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    I hate using chemicals in the house except fertilizer.

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    Now that this thread has aged a bit, and I can see that quite a few agree with me, I will confess that it is watering that I dislike. Not fond of spraying chemicals and all those other choices either, but watering is like doing laundry--there is always more, and it never stops. I think if I could grow outside or in a greenhouse, and didn't have to haul everything to the sink, it might be different.

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    It still takes lots of time to water -- even in a green house. With busy schedules, it seems like we water and then turn around and it is time to do it again. The best part is that orchids are fairly forgiving (at least the ones in our GH.) They sometimes seem to thrive even with neglect. Thank heavens something just wants to survive without a whole heck of a lot of attention.

    Cheers!
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    I love watering,I can spend hours watering,pruneing and just plain looking at the plants.I believe my wife wonders what the heck im doing,its peaceful and relaxing to me,and yes i have ALOT of plants.I hate bugs though although i agree with you BD they are only doing what they are desighned to do!And i hate diease control everything else to me is great fun and takes me to a peaceful plase away from the grind
    jason

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    Planning an Orchid funeral ....

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    Default Hmmmm...

    I don't really have a least favorite orchid chore. As I only have the one, and it has yet to bloom (bought it as a sprout) my chore list is relatively short. If I had to pick one, it would be treating a fungus/pest infestation, but only because it would mean my poor orchid caught something nasty.

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    For the "chids" it's all a labor of love. I guess it would be pest control for me as well.

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    My least favorite chore is paying for the orchid related expenses, which involves working to earn a paycheck.

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