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Late season watering

So as a few others have posted here in the northern states its the time of year to bring in the orchids for the approaching winter
But I'm not quite ready to give up providing them what nature has given them all spring and summer long (rain water)! I thought I would share what I do until the real cold settles in.
I only have a small 100 gallon rain barrel but for my small collection a good summer provides plenty for them all. My cold weather solution is a few 2.5 gallon water containers with spout. I simply cut a small square on top, fill up water from my barrel (add some fertilizer if desired) and store inside until room temp and presto! I'll do this for as long as possible before the temps outside become consistently cold enough for a nightly freeze at which point I'll drain the barrel and store away for winter. Hope this might be helpful for anyone looking to extend the watering season!!!!
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