I had my vanilla orchid outside last year and it did well. I had it indoors this winter, and when I took it back out, a squirrel uprooted it! How can I save it? Its root was sheared by the trauma.
You may not be able to save it as the damage sounds extensive, but the best you can do is to treat it as though it is in transplant shock. This article will help with that:
I have a vanilla orchid that produces some beans or seed pods but in the past they always turn yellow and fall off within a month or so. This year I had about 50 blooms but I only managed 15 beans. All are still green and healthy looking but one is turning yellow. I am afraid they will all do this unless I do something different. Does anyone know why this happens and what can be done to prevent it? Most of the beans are about 4-5 inches long at this time. I have uploaded pictures if that will help. I have started to use fertilizer for the first time today. It is an orchid specific water soluble "orchid plus" fertilizer. These plants are outside in South Florida. I would appreciate any help you can provide.
You are on the right track.
A fertilizer schedule is key.
Here is a link with more information.
Good afternoon Mrs Grant (Bonnie), My name is Inez Randolph and I am writing to you from Ghana. I am thinking of startin vanilla growing on a large scale in my country (West Africa). To be honest, I have no clue. I am not a Gardner nor do I know anything about agriculture. I just love flowers. My husband thinks this could be a lucrative job for us to take up! Saw your article on growing vanilla pods and would LOVE if you could give us some tips PLEASE. What type of soil do we need? How should the soil content be? Which area? A lot of shade, no shade? How often do we need to water? How do we start the whole planting process and how long can we expect to ‘reap’ any benefits? Thanks a million for your help. PS I am a language teacher and child psychotherapist
This article will help you.
Would the plant be available, or would i have to purchase one through a specialist? Planting advice also please.
We do not sell plants. I would check online nurseries like Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy. They may have some available. I can, however, offer information on how to grow the vine.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/grow-vanilla-orchid.htm