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Alfalfa Pellets in the Orchid growing medium

16 years ago

I mixed alfalfa pellets with bark as a orchid planting medium and it is working wonders for my orchids, which are mostly cymbidiums, catteleyas, oncidiums and odontoglossums. The smell was like a barnyard for a couple of weeks and luckily I grow the orchids outdoors so the smell was less of an issue while it lasted. I am now thinking that the pellets may be the best organic way to fertilize the orchids, but I would not recommend for indoor plants because of the initial smell.

I wonder if anybody else has tried this and what was your experience. I mixed the pellets directly with the bark as a planting mixture--I did not use alfalfa tea.

Thanks,

Mark

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