==Baby Bio Orchid Feed==
I do love house plants and I have a good few in various rooms. I tend to buy orchids a fair bit and I have never had much luck with them until the last year. I realised that I was always over watering them and this was causing them to die off. Also I had never before used orchid feed which I now know is rather essential if you want a good long lasting orchid.
This Baby Bio Orchid Feed is probably the easiest orchid food to get a hold of and I was able to pick up a bottle in mu local Morrison's when doing my weekly shop. A 175 ml bottle of the feed costs around the £2.99 pence and comes in a plastic bottle which has a pink plastic coating over it and makes it stand out from the regular Baby Bio feed.
The Orchid Feed is basically a plant fertiliser especially designed for orchids and it will promote healthy leaves and more vibrant flowers. The feed is easy to use and is pretty much the same as the regular Baby Bio whereby you just add 5 to 10 drops of the product into a ½ litre jug of cold water. It states on the back that ideally it should be used from April to September to get the most from your plant.
I have been using this product on my orchids now for the last year or so and I must say that I am now having orchids that are lasting a lot longer than they used to. I have several orchids around the house and they are all on their second if not third bloom and their leaves are vibrant green and strong. I tend to water them sparingly and make sure that they are not sitting in water (like I used to).
I have found this Baby Bio Orchid feed very easy to use and a bottle lasts a long time as only a few drops are needed at a time thus it makes it a very affordable and worth while product to buy. I really feel that my orchids benefit greatly from having this food not just in the colour of the leaves but also the amount of time that the flowers stay on the orchid plant before dropping off and having an overall better looking plant.
I would highly recommend this Baby Bio Orchid feed it is cheap for how long it lasts and the fact that I am not continually buying orchids to replace the ones I keep killing off it certainly is paying for itself! I think it has to be a top scoring product and I will be happy to award a 5 out of 5 star rating.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Orchids make the perfect gift, or so my friends think as I have three now! I adore their lovely delicate flowers and pretty scent so I guess there are good presents after all. Two of the orchids have been nurtured over the winter to bloom again this year, whereas the third was bought ass a nice potted birthday present. Orchids are deceivingly easy to care for but to give your plants a helping hand and help the bloom last longer; you can use the orchid food by Baby Bio.
==Price and availability==
This 175 ml bottle costs £2.99 and it is sold in stores such as Homebase and gardening centres.
==Description and direction==
The little bottle contains a balance of nutrients to help stimulate your orchid to bloom for longer and encourages buds to come out. It is easy to use and comes in an easy to pour bottle. To measure the amount you need the guidelines are add 5-10 drops to a pint of water and water your orchids. This food is to be used during the flowering months only so just use it in April to September. All my Orchids are still going strong and I even have two buds left to come out on my new plant so I will continue using the liquid fertiliser until the flowering is over. Just a little tip, Orchids do not like to be stood in water so when you are water, soak the roots of the plant but allow it to drain, if it is swimming in water the roots can rot. You should water the plant weekly.
I love these flowers and I find them so peaceful so I want them to last as long as possible. You could happily keep the plants without the food and to be honest, last year I did but I am really impressed with how many flowers I have and how big and beautiful they are. One plant has been in bloom since May and it is still looking fantastic with eight massive flowers on two branches. It really is breath taking and it takes centre stage. I believe that the food has helped the flowers grow and last this long and for this reason I will continue using it and continue buying it. 10 drops is hardly anything really and the bottle is still quite full. I think it is good value for money as you do not need much and it is lasting a long time. I will be quite sad when it is time to cut the plants down but this is necessary to keep them over the winter and ready for next year.
If you have an Orchid, consider this product as you will get the best out of your plant.
Orchids are very hard things to take care of, and so anything that gives you a helping hand that department is welcome - this is supposed to help promote healthy leaf and plant growth.
This comes in a 175 ml plastic bottle with a wrap around pink label. It has a screw lid, but its a very tricky one to get on and off. It requires a lot of muscle to get it open for the first time, and still after many uses it seems to require more effort than it should. The bottle also seems quite drippy, and so I end up with the outside of the bottle being very sticky, and stains on the surface I put the bottle down on.
When I definitely noticed an improvement in my plant. The only issue I had with it, is similar to that which I had with the regular baby bio, in that its quite tricky to use. You have to mix the feed with the water, and then feed it that way. The amount it tells you to make it up is quite large, is also part of the problem. When you only have one plant, its hard to work out how much of the mixture you should use. What I did was make up the batch, and then I dispensed it into a large spray bottle, which I could then just spray down into the soil. I haven't bought this one again, but I have instead bought the spray version, just to save myself the hassle.
It really costs next to nothing. I bought mine from Notcutts Garden Centre for £3.99, but you can find it cheaper online.
It does help your plant, its good value but its a challenge to use. I love the product, just not in the packaging!
When I moved into my house just over 2 years ago my Mum bought me 2 beautiful orchid plants. A pink one and a white one. I have no idea how to look after these plants so I just put them on windowsills and periodically watered them. The white one has flowered its little socks off. It has stems of white flowers that are beautiful but the pink one hasn't done so well. On a trip to Homebase I spotted this Orchid food and thought I would give it a try.
The food comes in liquid form and is called Baby Bio Orchid Food. To be honest it only caught my eye because it comes in a pretty pink plastic bottle with pink orchids over it. It cost £2.99 for a 175ml bottle.
The directions on how to use it are printed on the back along with the ingredients. The orchid food is a pale pink liquid and to use it you simply add 5-10 drops to 1 pint of water and water your orchid as usual. It does advise that you use the food when your plant is actively growing and says this is usually in spring or summer, however my white orchid just flowers anytime of year as soon as one lot of flowers fade and die it virtually straight away develops all new buds.
The bottle has a screw top child proof lid which you press down and twist. I had no problems with this but it may pose problems for those with wrist and hand problems. The top of the bottle has a little white plastic dropper in the top of it so you can measure out your 5 - 10 drops. I found this was quite difficult to judge though as the liquid did come out fairly fast.
I have been using the Orchid Food for about 3 months now. I water my orchids every ten days or so and I have used this every time. I have only used it on the pink orchid as the other one has flowered nearly continuously since I got it. I have noticed an improvement in my plant. It looks better and is producing new flower spikes, there are even some buds coming on an existing spike. I'm pleased about this because this plant hasn't flowered again since I first got it.
The Baby Bio Orchid Food has definitely worked, the orchid really does look a lot better but no better, in fact still not as good, as the other one. I'm hoping the plant food will keep on improving it but I guess time will tell.
I would recommend the Baby Bio Orchid Food, it certainly has improved my plant but I would say if you are buying an orchid don't assume you will need food for it. Some orchids seem to cope perfectly well on their own, I would buy this if your plant is looking a little jaded and not producing much new growth or very few flowers.
I have never been very interested in gardening or planting flowers (very opposite to my mom). Maybe because there were plenty of flowers in our house all the time. But people start changing with age.... And last year I fell in love with orchids! Now I have 4! Just from the shop they looked gorgeous but in autumn after blossoming stalks dried, so I had to cut them. And had four orchids only with leaves.... Didn't know what to do.... Expected they to blossom in spring again but nothing changed. I wanted to throw them into rubbish. Then somehow decided to prove to myself that I can grow flowers! Bought a packet of Orchid Compost from B&Q, replanted my orchids and waited.... And nothing happened again. After about a month of waiting we were shopping at Sainsbury's and I noticed very bright, pink bottle of Baby Bio Orchid Food. Decided to give it a try!
Baby Bio's Orchid Food is ideal for all kinds of orchids. This fertiliser provides vibrant flowers and healthy leaves.
Type: Plant food
Manufacturer: Baby Bio
Pack size: 175ml
Price: £ 2.79-5
Packaging: small pink plastic bottle with images of orchid blossoms.
HOW TO USE
Add 5-10 drops to ½ litre (1 pint) of water, every time watering orchids. Should be used during the April to September growing season to get the most out of the exotic blossoms and extend the flowering time.
After reading instructions how to use this Baby Bio Orchid fertiliser I decided to use it my way. As I water orchids differently from other flowers - pour some water into a small bowl and put pot with orchid into it. Keep for a few hours. So I decided I don't need 1 pint of water with fertiliser. Instead of that into a small bowl with some water I put 1-2 drops of Baby Bio, then place a pot with orchid there. Repeat this with every my orchid.
Next day I started checking my orchids if something was happening. I know it sounds silly..... But I couldn't pass by them and not to look - maybe new stalks or leaves were growing. I continued doing this for over a week and already was disappointed.... But what a surprise after about two weeks!!! I noticed a new leave growing in one pot, and two new stalks in another!!!! I felt so happy! After a few more days new stalks grew in third pot, a bit later in the fourth! You can't even imagine how I felt (and still do). I was ready to throw those orchids out and now all of them have stalks and are ready to blossom. They also have new leaves and look great!
So I still use this Baby Bio Orchid Food every week and think it's a wonderful product! The results are obvious!!!! The price of this fertiliser is great too because every time You need just a few drops of it. So it's gonna last ages. I have checked my bottle that I'm using for a few months already but it's almost full and doesn't look like any of the liquid was used.
Well, one more good thing about this fertiliser - I feel I'm not hopeless in growing flowers. I'm already planning to buy a few more orchids! Just want to see mine in blossoms and decide what colours I need.
I definitely recommend Baby Bio Orchid Food if You have any orchids and give this fertiliser 5 out of five. It is easy to use, lasts ages, quick results, gorgeous blossoms!
More information about all Baby Bio fertilisers You can get from the website: www.babybio.co.uk.
Thanks for reading!
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