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Old 17-06-2006, 01:59 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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First of all...I'm done repotting for the year! I hate repotting...It's
boring!

This year I found two tools that didn't make it fun but at least helped make
it better.

The first was a galvanized feed scoop that I found at the "local" feed
store. It's great for scooping large amounts of dry or wet mix out of the
big plastic bin I store it in. It also is great for scooping pro-mix (or
other soiless mix) you may use for your other plants. They cost less than
$10 and I have a couple of them so there is always one at my reach (in the
garage, basement, etc).

The second tool I found at the Garden shop at Target. It's a scoop as well
but more of an oversized garden spade. It has a handle and looks like one
of those flour scoops on steroids. It's stainless steel so it won't rust
and is easy to clean up. I use it to scoop the potting mix and put it in
the pots. You have good control and because of it's size you can get a lot
of mix or just a wee bit. Cost less than $8.

I've tried many different homemade products from cut up plastic jugs to old
flower pots to do the job but these really did the job better.

Just thought I'd pass it to my fellow orchidists!



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Old 17-06-2006, 03:06 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
Diana Kulaga
 
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Thanks for the info, but did you have to rub it in? You're all done
repotting?? Isn't that unAmerican or something?

Frank & I are working on it, LOL! Every time we think we have it under
control we find three (or five) more that need help. We keep on plugging
along......

Diana

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First of all...I'm done repotting for the year! I hate repotting...It's
boring!

This year I found two tools that didn't make it fun but at least helped
make
it better.

The first was a galvanized feed scoop that I found at the "local" feed
store. It's great for scooping large amounts of dry or wet mix out of the
big plastic bin I store it in. It also is great for scooping pro-mix (or
other soiless mix) you may use for your other plants. They cost less than
$10 and I have a couple of them so there is always one at my reach (in the
garage, basement, etc).

The second tool I found at the Garden shop at Target. It's a scoop as
well
but more of an oversized garden spade. It has a handle and looks like one
of those flour scoops on steroids. It's stainless steel so it won't rust
and is easy to clean up. I use it to scoop the potting mix and put it in
the pots. You have good control and because of it's size you can get a
lot
of mix or just a wee bit. Cost less than $8.

I've tried many different homemade products from cut up plastic jugs to
old
flower pots to do the job but these really did the job better.

Just thought I'd pass it to my fellow orchidists!




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Old 17-06-2006, 05:04 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
Susan Erickson
 
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On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 21:06:30 -0400, "Diana Kulaga"
wrote:

Thanks for the info, but did you have to rub it in? You're all done
repotting?? Isn't that unAmerican or something?

Frank & I are working on it, LOL! Every time we think we have it under
control we find three (or five) more that need help. We keep on plugging
along......
Diana


If it will make you feel better -- I have not started. First it was
school = Now even the teachers school is out Than it was Grand
daughters - well she is packed and the moving van left today...
Oh, Well -- Guess I am out of excuses. Monday we will start - or I
will... Just don't tell the Phals G- It may be Tuesday before I get
there. We don't have the shade cloth over the patio yet.. I don't want
to work in the sun.

SuE
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/main.php
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Old 17-06-2006, 05:53 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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Susan Erickson wrote:
On Fri, 16 Jun 2006 21:06:30 -0400, "Diana Kulaga"
wrote:

Thanks for the info, but did you have to rub it in? You're all done
repotting?? Isn't that unAmerican or something?

Frank & I are working on it, LOL! Every time we think we have it under
control we find three (or five) more that need help. We keep on plugging
along......
Diana


If it will make you feel better -- I have not started. First it was
school = Now even the teachers school is out Than it was Grand
daughters - well she is packed and the moving van left today...
Oh, Well -- Guess I am out of excuses. Monday we will start - or I
will... Just don't tell the Phals G- It may be Tuesday before I get
there. We don't have the shade cloth over the patio yet.. I don't want
to work in the sun.

SuE
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/main.php


I thought you all would be in S/H with only up-potting need.
Joe T

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Old 17-06-2006, 10:19 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
Susan Erickson
 
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On 16 Jun 2006 20:53:27 -0700, "jtill" wrote:


I thought you all would be in S/H with only up-potting need.
Joe T


Paphs and Phrags are in S/H. Some of the pots have 'aged' to be
brittle and need to be swapped out before they break.
Ascda are in baskets some with and some with out packing peanuts.
That still leaves Catts, Dens, Phals, and misc. Some of the Bulbos
need to be moved to rafts. They are trying to colonize a bench from a
small pot.

When you have plants there is always a need to repot.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/main.php


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Old 17-06-2006, 08:18 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
Diana Kulaga
 
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What Sue said!

Diana

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On 16 Jun 2006 20:53:27 -0700, "jtill" wrote:


I thought you all would be in S/H with only up-potting need.
Joe T


Paphs and Phrags are in S/H. Some of the pots have 'aged' to be
brittle and need to be swapped out before they break.
Ascda are in baskets some with and some with out packing peanuts.
That still leaves Catts, Dens, Phals, and misc. Some of the Bulbos
need to be moved to rafts. They are trying to colonize a bench from a
small pot.

When you have plants there is always a need to repot.
SuE
http://orchids.legolas.org/gallery/main.php




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