WATER, COLD: Watering Damage to Orchids

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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There is no damage done using cold water to water plants; commercial growers no longer "temper" the water even when it is as low as 39 deg.F. A71-1021
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