POLLINATION: By the Phases of the Moon

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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According to the seers the best hybridizing days are: two days before the first quarter, or, one day before the last quarter, or, on the full moon; F80-158; for a refutation of this theory, see MOON PHASES.
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