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OfflineMajor_Buzz
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Pedro Pix & ???
    #770718 - 07/23/02 03:28 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I have included a photo of my prized collection, purchased from:
www.bouncingb.com
At the time of purchase the site recomended a diet low in Nitrogen. I found a product produced by Shultz, of which I have included a photo.
Now the site refers to a diet orginally prescribed by Nanook and refered to within this forum by psilocybe cubensis, among others that calls for much higher Nitrogen levels. Should I change over? If so, how?
Next Issue:
I used commercial cactus soil, from Miracle Grow, mixed in some charcoal and sand to plant this group. After reading the Nanook tek, I am concerned about the long term pH of the pots. Pedros like it slightly alkaline, I think. What is the ideal pH or range. I would like to know more about soil amendments too, and how they affect pH.
Thanks...






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Re: Pedro Pix & ??? [Re: Major_Buzz]
    #770885 - 07/23/02 04:38 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I use that cactus fertilizer too, I think it works great.

As for your soil mix, I used to use commercial cactus soil mix and had little problems, but now i just mix nearly 50/50 potting soil and sand and throw in just a little perlite with some vermiculite and just water as normal and they're doing just great..

I wouldn't worry about soil Ph too much with your mix..

Although i'm sure when PC reads the post he'll have some great pointers for you.


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Re: Pedro Pix & ??? [Re: neuro]
    #770920 - 07/23/02 04:53 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I just got that shit. Used it yesterday, now I need to change the soil, it's been a year since I changed that shit and it's really shitty soil.


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    #770992 - 07/23/02 05:18 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

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Re: Pedro Pix & ??? [Re: psilocybe cubensis]
    #771399 - 07/23/02 08:05 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

PC

You also don't want to add your superthrive or other nutrients to the water until the chlorine evaporates so as to prevent the build up of trihalomethanes (THM) . I don't know if it really effects the plants much, but it doesn't feel right to me to feed them carcinogens.

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Re: Pedro Pix & ??? [Re: Major_Buzz]
    #813660 - 08/12/02 08:38 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Hmm... I don't like that Schultz cactus food. The best fertilizer for San Pedros is regular MiracleGro, prepared at half strength. Schultz does make a good cactus potting mix though. For San Pedro, use 2 parts cactus potting mix and 1 part perlite. No need to worry about adjusting pH with this mix.

Be careful with sand... if you use the fine sand commonly sold at garden shops, it will compact in the soil and choke the roots. The only sand you should use in cactus soil is large grain coarse sand. It's better to just use perlite though.

When the cactus is dormant in winter, don't fertilize it and only give enough water to prevent dehydration. A tiny bit of water once or twice a month is fine. During the growing season, they can soak up water... watering at least once a week is recommended. In hot weather (85 degrees or higher) you can even water them daily. Fertilize them once a month starting at the end of the dormancy period up until a month or two before they start to go dormant again.

These are really easy plants to keep happy. Don't go overboard trying to take care of them. They do best with simple care.


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Re: Pedro Pix & ??? [Re: Murple]
    #814162 - 08/13/02 06:23 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

what soil mix would you suggest for lophophora w.?


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Re: Pedro Pix & ??? [Re: comario]
    #814718 - 08/13/02 11:23 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Basically the same mix, except raise the perlite level... I'd say one part perlite to one part cactus mix. For watering, peyote needs less than San Pedro. In the winter, treat them the same. In the summer though, peyote only needs to be watered once every week or two, it shouldn't need daily watering even in very hot weather.


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OfflineMajor_Buzz
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Re: Pedro Pix & ??? [Re: Murple]
    #817043 - 08/14/02 09:21 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Question for Murple,
How often do you add fertilizer to the water?
I have switched to Peters recently. The two that weren't pupping in the photo are now!!!


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Re: Pedro Pix & ??? [Re: Major_Buzz]
    #817158 - 08/14/02 10:23 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Peters is OK, but MiracleGro is better for cacti. I usually give half strength MiracleGro every month or two during the growing season.


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