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Gardening — October 15

Dear Orchid Doc

With Betty Ashley

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Dear Orchid Doc:

How often can I use fertiliser on my orchids? How often should I repot them? I'm awaiting your usual prompt response.

— Miriam

Dear Miriam:

I'm often asked what I do to get so many blooms at all times. I personally fertilise three times per week. With regard to repotting, try it every two to three years. If you don't repot at all, your orchids will have a higher mortality rate.

Dear Orchid Doc:

I noticed you advised Ridomil for Vandas. Can this be used on all species of orchid?

Thanks

Lynn

Dear Lynn:

I have been using it on various types without any problem, and I've also been selling it for wide usage on orchids. No problem so far. The only fungicide that I am aware of that is a problem when used on dendrobiums is the Champion, but it is excellent for sooty mould on other plants.

— Lynn

Betty Stephenson Ashley

Betty's Farm Garden Supplies

161 Constant Spring Road,

Kingston 8, Jamaica .

Cell # 876-3224585, 8700191

876-931-8804, 876-755-2204

Fax 876-931-8805

bettystephensonashley@gmail.com

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