WATER SOFTENERS: Using "common Salt"

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

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The main factor not fully considered in transforming a healthy collection of cymbidiums to a dying one was the fact that common salt was used as a water softener; refer to OR77-37+ -- water from a water softener = it should never be used on orchids. A72-1100
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