Product Reviews

My Greenhouse Extension Project

A few weeks ago, I finally decided to add an extension to my cheapy little greenhouse. My current greenhouse is a 6′ x 8′ prefabricated structure with aluminum framing and polycarbonate twin wall sheeting as covering. I am quite happy with it and it served me well during our last mild winter. I was, however,…

Post-Winter Report

I started my hobby in the early fall of 2011. At first, I was only planning to grow a few orchids using all available windowsills in my house. But pretty soon in the process, I decided to invest in. greenhouse. Now, I do not have a lot of disposable income, so I bought the least…

Notes About My Trusted Ebay Orchid Sellers

Since I do not have access to an established orchid nursery or orchid store where I live, I have mostly relied on Ebay sellers to build my collection. You will be surprised to know that Ebay has a large number of orchid sellers, some of whom are avid orchid growers and/ or own and operate…

Physan 20, Cinnamon Powder, and Hydrogen Peroxide

I had so far not used any fungicides or insecticides in my greenhouse, but noticing some obvious signs of fungus, I decided to look for the best remedy for all problems associated with fungi and bacteria. An extensive search over various orchid boards and other orchid growing websites revealed that, by and large, Physan 20…

Orchids: To Buy or Not to Buy on Ebay

Quite a few of us are wary of purchasing orchids on Ebay, as one is never really sure what will turn up in the mail. I think for those who have the time and resources to purchase their plants at different venues and through established commercial sellers, Ebay is not really the place. But as…

Quest for a Hobby Greenhouse

As my collection grew, I realized that I will need more than my windowsills to house and grow my Cattleyas. I desperately needed an affordable greenhouse suited for my particular needs and the specific climate of my region. My first web searches, including those on Ebay and Amazon, were quite discouraging as most so-called “orchid…