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Using Wine Corks as orchid medium

This is a discussion on Using Wine Corks as orchid medium within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Very neat Ted. Great way for the Oncidiums. Did you start off with some spagnum ...

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    Very neat Ted. Great way for the Oncidiums. Did you start off with some spagnum moss, initially? I see you also have one hanger using wine corks. In your opinion, did both bases do the job.(i.e. wine corks: compressed cork). Besides the compressed cork crumbling, did it hold the water OK. Is this why there wasn't any S.M.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurphr View Post
    huh, i never thought of that...and beings that im a drunk gardener, ive wasted tons of potential media!!
    In a druken stupor, ANYTHING can be media and ANYTHING can be fertilizers :wink

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    I have put SM on some, left some, and put SM on later. Latey I have combed it out of the lawn and tied it on and will try to keep it alive. Some of the Onc need more moisture than othersand others don't mind being a bit dry as long they are misted daily. But overall I prefer the slab cork.

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