E. Horizonthalonius from seeds !!!

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mikey
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E. Horizonthalonius from seeds !!!

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Hello guys,
I want to show you my setup for this winter sowing
and ask to those with more experience for some advice !!! :wink:
Beeing busy for a while this is what I came up with :
a homemade propagator and a good amount of seedlings of E. horizonthalonius :)
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This is first stage : preparing seeds and potting them
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Then I put pots in My homemade propagator 8)
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My girlfriend hates this monster living in our flat while I just fell in love with it
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Ihad first results after few days =D>
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Congrats for your babies, they are so sweet. :love10:
Good job Mikey! :wink:
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Now some few questions to those with more experience :
1) When do you take off the bag
a - after germination
b - after a couple of weeks
c - when you see the first spines
:-k

2) How often do you water seedling once the bag has gone
(just want to have rough idea )

3) Any trick to avoid rotting :?:

Thanks for your contribution
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Does the oven make pizza too?

Those are some big bruiser seedlings!
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Provided the compost was really moist when you sowed the seeds and provided the bags are completely airtight, you shouldn't need to open the bags for a few months. Judging by the amount of condensation on the inside of the bags, they are quite moist enough. Looking good so far.
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Nice results! :) What temperature range is there inside there? I've had some E. horizonthalonius seeds 'cooking' for about a week now without any signs of movement, at around 23-28 degrees C. I'm wondering if that might be a tad cool for them. :P
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I have heard that horizonthalonius is hard to germinate. I guess this is only true if the seed is...hard to germinate. :-0

Looking great! I would be inclined to remove all of the baggies in another couple days, because I would be afraid of rot. But people with a lot more experience sterilizing their gear and mix and using this method tell me that even easy rotters like polycephalus can stay in the baggie for months.

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I have horizonthalonius seedlings still in the bag from Oct, doing fine and still growing. If you did a good job of sterilizing the soil you should leave them in there at least until spring - unless you see them start damping off.
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iann wrote:Does the oven make pizza too?
Yes makes pizza once a week ! :lol:
CactusFanDan wrote:Nice results! :) What temperature range is there inside there? I've had some E. horizonthalonius seeds 'cooking' for about a week now without any signs of movement, at around 23-28 degrees
They need thermal excursion between day and night, and not just a warm environment !

If I'm not mistaken as I understand from promethean_spark I could keep them in the bag for all the winter if the soil has been sterilized , this is a very important information :)

Anyway looks like both methods (long keeping in the bag and short keeping ) work fine as long as there's no molds or rot
:-k :-k
I was wondering, promethean_spark, which method makes them grow faster in the first year :?:
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IME, small seedlings, less than 5-7mm diameter, grow faster in the bag. Young cacti larger than that grow faster outside the bag in a greenhouse. Usually I keep them in the bag for 3 months to 2 years depending on how fast they grow - but they almost never come out sooner than several months. Newborn cacti can grow pretty fast until they get stressed by dryness and extreme heat. Keeping them in a moderate, humid environment gets the maximum growth out of that initial growth spurt.
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mikey wrote:
CactusFanDan wrote:Nice results! :) What temperature range is there inside there? I've had some E. horizonthalonius seeds 'cooking' for about a week now without any signs of movement, at around 23-28 degrees
They need thermal excursion between day and night, and not just a warm environment !
Oh yes, I should've elaborated more, they were 23-28 at peak, down to around 15-17 at the least. They've started popping up now, though, so all is well. :)
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I'm still working on seedlings !!!
Some pots show seedlings with roots going the wrong way [-X ,
this often causes the seedling death and the consequent formation of mold #-o ,
so I decided to fix it !!! 8)
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One more thing .......
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS PINKISH POLYCHEPHALUS PUPPY ????????? :-k :-k
Could it be a variegated one ??? :mrgreen:
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