Larry’s orchid obsession has grown into trying to grow wacky terrestrial orchids. He found a vendor on eBay selling “seed kits” for a cheap enough price to experiment. This is the beginning of his adventure into what is yet unknown to us.
Even before we embraced our orchidelirium early this year, we’ve been absolutely fascinated by the “Bee Orchid” and the “Flying Duck Orchid”. Since they’re not native to the US, tho, we never thought we would have a chance have one to call our own. That changed when we noticed seeds available from eBay.
The “seed kits” came with very simple instructions and these little baggies:
The instructions read like a cooking recipe. It was like reading a box of Hamburger Helper or pancake mix (just add meat and water). This kit required these odd ingredients that Larry had to hunt for tho:
Amino acids. The text conversation I had with Larry about this was was weird because the whole time, I thought he was talking about workout supplements. Because of his hunt for this tho, we discovered the awesome little hydroponic store in the neighborhood.
If you’re interested to try this out yourself, check out Canada Seed Co. at eBay.