yayyy you got fruit man!
This is awesome!! You inspired me to have my first go at growing a Vanilla planifolia about 5 long years ago but it was eaten by spidermite that came in on a frickin banana.. I spent 4 months in the hole fighting the borg man in the end I napalmed my whole world and the toxic purple winter that followed finished the job, they were never to be seen again after, neither was I. I'd changed
Ahem and now i'm having another go. I have a 2' long vine in my veg box for the extra humidity. Can I please pick your brains C?
They actually seem kinda hardy if you get them in a place they're happy enough with, and that is spidermite free.
So they can take low-medium soil strength once rooted in nicely in a weaker mix so long as it's airy? I was thinking mixing some canna terra with orchid bark/soil and add like a 5-10% mix of bat guano, castings, and biochar.
Do you raise the humidity at all for them? I read that the flowering is mainly instigated by changing conditions from cooler/more moist to lighter and dryer conditions?
I'm dreaming of making a funky flower room with a vanilla tactically hiding behind and around bananas.. God damn bananas are all in quarantine for the next year until i'm happy there are no fucking spidermite on them.. it's like aphids and roses..