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View Poll Results: How much time do you spend caring for your orchids?

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  • Less than 1 hour per week

    11 3.90%
  • 1 - 2 hours per week

    64 22.70%
  • 2 - 4 hours per week

    74 26.24%
  • 4 - 6 hours per week

    49 17.38%
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    84 29.79%
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This is a discussion on Time caring for Orchids within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I often wonder where the day has gone to when I finish 'working' ('playing') in ...

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    Default Time caring for Orchids

    I often wonder where the day has gone to when I finish 'working' ('playing') in the greenhouse. Time just disappears when I go into my orchid sanctuary. I love it when I have that kind of time, but often wonder how much time I really spend tending to my orchids. So, my question for you:

    How much time do you spend caring for your orchids?

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    I probably spend too much time: 2-4 hours a week for a little over 100 plants.

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    Does that include all the time I walk around staring at them?? lol 1-2 hours a week.... of course then there are the hours I spend online staring at pictures of them.....
    Connie

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    My answer is about the same as Clint's. Maybe more when there is a lot of repotting to do.

    Bruce: if your orchid care takes "x" amount of time, how do you handle it during the school year when you're so busy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera View Post
    My answer is about the same as Clint's. Maybe more when there is a lot of repotting to do.

    Bruce: if your orchid care takes "x" amount of time, how do you handle it during the school year when you're so busy?
    The good thing about the school year is that it is winter and the watering, etc time is cut in half. Plus, both LJA and I take turns caring for the orchids. During the summer, I water, etc during the week and LJA does it on the weekends.

    Cheers,
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    Ditto on the repotting issue.

    But I spend at least 10-15 minutes a day with my 'chids. Since I only have 10 right now and three of those are babies... quick leaf checks for spiking or illness and moisture level checks... it doesn't take too long. I doroot checks on my clear pots about every 2-3 days.

    I noticed a couple days ago ... My Dtps Long Pride Fancy is putting out a new leaf! Hasn't taken long, but it's already about 3/4" long. (See, if we don't stare at them, they won't grow.. right? )

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    With 250 or so 'chids that must be taken to the sink and watered, allowed to drain and then returned to their growing shelves, I am lucky to get by with 6 hours a week. I repot on a 'as needed' basis, rather than all at one particular time because there are just too many. Sometimes I set aside one entire day on the weekend to do some major repotting, maybe once every 4 or 5 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    , both LJA and I take turns caring for the orchids. During the summer, I water, etc during the week and LJA does it on the weekends.
    Oh. I forgot there are actually people out there who have partners that like orchids! It's all up to me around here. LOL

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    It's actually rather erratic in my case. Seems like I go through periods of ignoring them big time due to having other things that I need or want to do. Then have other times in which I dote on them.

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    I know when I walk out the to the lathe house ,that it will be an hour before I head back inside. Well if it isn't raining. Oh Wait What is RAIN??? We haven't had that in a while. But I do water the vandas and bare roots everyday.
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