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1st time growing outside

This is a discussion on 1st time growing outside within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I don't have netting. What is Sevin, Louis? Have not heard of it....

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    I don't have netting. What is Sevin, Louis? Have not heard of it.

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    Default I grow everything outside in the land that bugs grow as big as cars--

    we don't have too much trouble with bugs on the orchids, actually all the lizards and birds keep the bugs at bay here. I have fewer bug problems outside than I did growing inside a screened porch. I think the benefits of sunshine and rainwater far outweigh the potential bug problem.

    I recall being terrified of slugs getting on my phals, but that has been only once in a while. The gravel in the slat house floor really ended that problem.

    Good luck!

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    I always thought that getting plants to spike was going to be a big problem & i thought that i would need lots of experience to be successful.
    With the plants outside in my mini orchid house it,s so easy !
    The 2 Phals i,ve put outside after removing their spikes have re-spiked within a month , a Vukl cambria"Plush" seedling has spiked & another Vukl that had 2 spikes removed a few weeks ago has re-spiked.
    They love it out there.
    I,m going to probably get a greenhouse frame next year & cover it with 50% shade cloth & get most/all my plants outside next year.

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    putting orchids outside is only good if there is enough rain, right?

    im in montana....should i try to put my plants outside next year? we dont get much rain, and its very dry (every time i get in and out of my car, i shock myself). will the outside thing only work if i have sprinklers/misters spraying my plants all summer?

    thanks in advance!

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