Sunday, June 12, 2011

Growing Orchids, #SeedChat Transcript updates

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, we had an issue with the blog. First, we've added a few new transcripts to the transcripts page which you can download or view.

This Wednesday, @OrchidDynasty will guest host #SeedChat to talk about growing orchids from seeds.  If you have a question for @OrchidDynasty about growing orchids, propagating orchids or growing orchids from seeds. you can leave the question in these comments or in the questions page. Join us on Wednesday, June 15th at 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern to talk about orchids!

Update: Here is a preview of the questions for @OrchidDynasty

What is the best type of orchid for a beginner to grow from seed?
What equipment do I need to start orchids from seed?
I've heard about "flasking" orchids. What is that?
What orchids are really difficult to germinate?
Do I need more than one type of orchid for pollinating or can you pollinate the same plant?
What's the advantage of growing orchids from seed?
Where do I get seeds for orchids?
Do I need a greenhouse to grow orchids from seed?


  1. How much light is required to grow orchids from seeds?

  2. how long from planting the seeds until the first flowers (on average)?

    what is the average germination rate - do I need to plant 20 seeds to get one plant?

    which varieties grow best from seeds?

    what's the best seed starting mix for orchids?