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by keith
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens

I bought a mixed Lithops seeds from Mesa back in 2016 here are some that didn't rot. I don't water them like cactus anymore and they quit rotting. Don't water them much in Summer just a quick spray, but more water in Fall you can see them start growing again then I will water. I like Mesa Gardens do...
by keith
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens

yea for sure but it seems like its getting out of hand with the weeds and dirt covered benches. Compare to franks greenhouse which looks like a surgery center so tidy. I can tell Mesa likes Mesmbs best because that greenhouse was organized. I would expand on that but then I don't own a nursery busin...
by keith
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Repot or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Repot or not?

Nice job and I agree with the above advice repot 👌 Fitting many plants in a single pot takes more time but saves space.
by keith
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Nes and his balcony of lame plants
Replies: 55
Views: 4399

Re: Nes and his balcony of lame plants

That's cool I really liked Tucson when I lived in Phoenix I used to drive down all the time. Visit mnt Lemon its really nice the drive up. =D>
by keith
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens

I read that comment that was you . hilarious . Yea hes a youtube guy who I guess finds successful YouTube videos will act kinda wild to get hits. Problem most other cactus youtube videos are worse. As far as his knowledge ? IDK and don't care I want to hear what experienced growers do. While I watch...
by keith
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens
Replies: 7
Views: 120

cactus quest video at Mesa gardens

New video lots of really older cactus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNeiqfL5FBg

Two parts one has cactus in the video the other is a interview
by keith
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Harvesting seeds
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Harvesting seeds

Pulpy fruit hard to get seeds out I put the whole fruit in a jar of water and shake it to try and separate seeds from surgery pulp. Good thing is usually there are hundreds of seeds. I have to cross plants to get seeds. Patient growers can wait for the fruit to totally dry out and separate out seeds...
by keith
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:50 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Nes and his balcony of lame plants
Replies: 55
Views: 4399

Re: Nes and his balcony of lame plants

I really want to get out of California at all costs" :D Good luck with interview , did you fly or drive to Tucson ?
by keith
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: MrXeric's seedlings 2021
Replies: 69
Views: 9647

Re: MrXeric's seedlings 2021

Conophytums seedlings ? IDK I guess I would let them grow but only light water maybe spray them. Mine are all dormant but some I can see green under the sheaths. Conophytums they seem to go dormant early and wake up early compared to other native Winter growers in S CA. I'm also suspecting most lith...
by keith
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: Rooting a mammillaria from a top cut
Replies: 41
Views: 3211

Re: Rooting a mammillaria from a top cut

I take cuttings when the main stem gets too tall or I want more plants . I root them on sand with normal soil under the sand and keep them in the shade out of direct sunlight . Works best in active growing season. White powder is rootone
by keith
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: MrXeric's flowers and things
Replies: 17
Views: 682

Re: MrXeric's flowers and things

Epithelantha chihuahuensis has the flower color like Epithelantha unguispina .
by keith
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: LECHUZA-PON a suitable substrate for cacti?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: LECHUZA-PON a suitable substrate for cacti?

You could mix it with small gravel ?
by keith
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cacti soil PH
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Cacti soil PH

https://www.cactiguide.com/forum/viewto ... th#p380892

I've since fixed it to neutral PH and all elements are balanced . All that compost your soil will be slightly acidic I bet , which is fine for almost all cactus.

MikeinOZ has a good soil post
by keith
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Petition to list Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) as a threatened species in California
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Petition to list Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) as a threatened species in California

Cutting down Joshua trees to put up solar panels . How green is that ?
by keith
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My greenhouse and plants
Replies: 152
Views: 51774

Re: My greenhouse and plants

I will look for some rocks next time I'm out in the desert and plant up some pots like yours. :D