Looking good so far

This is my second attempt down under in OZ.
Grew 3 plants last year with very good success.
I grow 100’s of orchids in both a hothouse and bushhouse.
The bushhouse is covered in 70% white shadecloth all over and the roof is then covered in hauticultural plastic. It gives good light, great air flow and protection from rain and insects.

I have 6 going this year of mixed unknown strains.
The bars holding the mesh are 6 feet high and already one is punching through.

Considering we still have nearly 2 months of veg to go these girls are going to be monsters.

We had terrible weather here in southern OZ with very cold nights and constant heavy rain bringing floods. They survived that no problem but now they will have to endure our typical Aussie summer of 35-40 degrees celcius.

Here’s hoping things keep going the way they are and I get a good harvest.

Thanks to all the people who post advice here it has been a great help.

Merry Xmas to everyone.


100% agree :+1:

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They look great bro yah our aussie summer has thrown some curve balls of late with all the storms



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If you got two months left to veg and these were not topped I don’t know how your going to contain them when they hit the stretch.

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I have topped them 3 times already.
Have been debating whether to top again.
I don’t want to leave it too late to do again.

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Great job @jtfoto they are looking B E A UTIFUL

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Looking great, you got that right those are going to be monsters.

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If you got two more months to veg you may have to top them twice more

You may want to consider “Super cropping”. That MIGHT help you
Happy growing

High again,
I have experienced the same problem, a good one to have, and I “Super cropped” and they still got to be 8-9 footers. Happy growin

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Top them again and they are still out of control.
Now approaching 9ft tall and still stretching.
The good thing is they are budding up like you would not believe. I think a heavy crop is coming if the weather permits.

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Those are some beautiful plants man. Great job so far.

Well the stretching seems to have finished thank goodness.
Had to tie branches down everywhere and I was running out of space.
The girls are now about 10ft high and 12ft wide and starting to bud up nicely.
One plant in particular looks like it will be an outstanding harvest if all go well. Just need all this wet humid weather we have been having in Australia to go away.
The last thing I need is PM or budrot.
Now I just have to be patient.

These girls have turned into monsters.
6 plants each about 10ft tall by about 10-12ft wide.
All have flipped about 3-4 weeks ago and are budding up like crazy.
Our weather were I am in OZ has finally settled down from all the rain and growing conditions have been brilliant. Hoping it stays that way and I don’t get budrot.
So for my second only grow I am super delighted the way they are going. Looks like I may have some poundage, but trimming is going to be a nightmare.

Well I can’t complain.
After battling cold humid conditions and having to remove a bit of bud rot, I managed to get them to the end.
Finished up with 4.5 pounds cured.
Bring on next season.