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Offlinecannijuana
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Tell me if I did this right...(cacti seeds)
    #4010037 - 04/03/05 10:17 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Today I placed 8 peruvian torch seeds into a homemade cactus soil, heres whats I did:

Made two preparations of soil. First layer of soil was filled to the majority of the seed tray, the First layer consisted of... 30% plain potting soil, %70 sand. Of course a lot of perlite was added and soil mix was sterilized in microwave. The result was a dark sandy soil.

Second layer of fine sand. Sand has small amounts of organic material, but not visible to the eye. Sand was sterilized in microwave.

Pot: I took a 10" diameter, 2" deep circular dish that was attached to a pot to act as a drainage dish.

Seeds were placed 1" apart and lightly pushed in so that the seed is visible to the eye. Before placing dish into a ziplock bag, surface was given one mist from a fine misting bottle.

Dish will be placed in a sunny window sill and will receive about 8 hours indirect light, 2 hours direct light.

Hopefully I did this right, I read a guide someone so kindly directed me to.


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Re: Tell me if I did this right...(cacti seeds) [Re: cannijuana]
    #4010474 - 04/03/05 11:35 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i personally cover my seeds. yours should sprout, cacti seeds arent overly hard to get going.


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Re: Tell me if I did this right...(cacti seeds) [Re: kadakuda]
    #4011260 - 04/04/05 02:51 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Iv noticed that most cacti grow better when planted close together..and seperated when they are well established.. Yours will work fine the way they are though, just keep an eye out for mold..


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Re: Tell me if I did this right...(cacti seeds) [Re: Legoulash]
    #4011302 - 04/04/05 03:06 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

yes, also remember that cacti are used to things happening slowly


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Re: Tell me if I did this right...(cacti seeds) [Re: faslimy]
    #4011902 - 04/04/05 09:40 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Direct light might burn them when they're young, but it sounds OK apart from that.


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Re: Tell me if I did this right...(cacti seeds) [Re: Openminded]
    #4013940 - 04/04/05 08:48 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Let me add to this... I recently planted some seeds and have a question. How susceptible are the seeds to roting when first planted?

I'm talking about lophophora williamsii

And, should I always maintain water in the bottom of the tupperware "greenhouse", or should I only do that when watering? How often to water? And finally, how big to graft.

I've read a bunch of tech's but they all are slightly different.

Thanks


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Re: Tell me if I did this right...(cacti seeds) [Re: mycophyle]
    #4096395 - 04/25/05 07:58 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Seems there are a lot of people growing lophophora this year. :laugh:

Do many of you use a fungicide? If so are there any easy to get department store fungicides to look for?


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Re: Tell me if I did this right...(cacti seeds) [Re: mycophyle]
    #4096574 - 04/25/05 08:43 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Don't let the seedlings dry out completely and don't keep them constantly soggy. Their roots need air so try let the soil dry out a little between watering, it depends on your soil mix as to how much you water.. it's something you must work out for yourself.


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