Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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Re: Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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Very nice! Good luck! :D
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Only sowing a few? :wink: Good luck with them! :mrgreen:
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Re: Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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Alber - I've got E. vivip & sneedi seedlings going from MG -- doing great! Sorry you had problems for whatever reason. Have the E. texen. & horizon. that you had originally listed & they're doing great too. Another source you might consider from US is Alplains. They sort of specialize in cold-hardies, but prices are good germination is excellent & tend to work in units of 20 - 40 seeds (or 100!)
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Re: Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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I only got to sow 7 species today because I was a bit too busy,i'll sow the others soon.

27/10/13
E.micromeris HK 168
C.humilis FK 35
E.aurata JA 41
E.bulbocalyx 'marayensis' JN 987
E.vivipara
S.unguispinus duragenis v. Mapimiensis
T.hexaedrophorus ssp. illoydi
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If only You remain by my side, I then fear not!
I live for a hoped union with thee, it is my desired prize–
Or all my moments are spent- in the fright of demise!
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Re: Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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Hello everyone!
In my absence,I was busy with my studies and other responsibilities and couldn't make time to care for the seedlings.I lost everything except the E.texensis and C.elephantidens ](*,) ](*,) :cry:
The few E.texensis and corys here were moved outside after 1 month of germination and turned out to be bigger and more robust than the ones grown under artificial light until earlier this year.
I finished repotting today,it's very hard to do in 43 C temp.

Two years ago, I fell in love with E.texensis and searched for a plant all over my country but couldn't find one so I asked my aunt to send me seeds.Now I have too many to care for lol

Note: The unpotted pictures are a week old while the potted pictures are months old.
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When thousands of foes unite, for my ruins plot–
If only You remain by my side, I then fear not!
I live for a hoped union with thee, it is my desired prize–
Or all my moments are spent- in the fright of demise!
~Hafez (1325 – 1389): From Ghazal No. 287
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Re: Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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your seedlings look great...echinocereus texensis grow wild here and ppl pay others to remove them #-o
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Re: Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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This post is long overdue for an update!

A few days ago at 6 in the morning I somehow remembered I have neglected cacti seedlings out on my terrace.It's probably for the best as my plants tend to die from rot if I start caring for them too much.

I'm sorry if the photos aren't of the quality you're all used to, I only have my near obsolete phone to take pictures with.
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One of the bigger ones of the bunch,about the size of a golfball
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I don't know if ive mentioned this before but i potted these two together because their roots were too hard to separate, almost conjoined when i unpotted them from the plastic container they sprouted in.
I don't know if ive mentioned this before but i potted these two together because their roots were too hard to separate, almost conjoined when i unpotted them from the plastic container they sprouted in.
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These and the ones in the following pictures are, for whatever reason,  the pale-bodied,weak spined and relatively small sized ones of the batch
These and the ones in the following pictures are, for whatever reason, the pale-bodied,weak spined and relatively small sized ones of the batch
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When thousands of foes unite, for my ruins plot–
If only You remain by my side, I then fear not!
I live for a hoped union with thee, it is my desired prize–
Or all my moments are spent- in the fright of demise!
~Hafez (1325 – 1389): From Ghazal No. 287
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Re: Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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Hello all! Great to see this place is still alive and going. I have a growth update to share with you all after seeing my plants for the first time since i last updated this post.

I live across the ocean from where my plants are. They grow under minimal supervision and are basically left to the elements now. I visit when i can and try to rejuvenate growth by repotting and fertilizing whenever necessary. I snapped a few pics whilst repotting.

I will go through my older posts and try to post direct updates for individual plants if i can identify them correctly.
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When thousands of foes unite, for my ruins plot–
If only You remain by my side, I then fear not!
I live for a hoped union with thee, it is my desired prize–
Or all my moments are spent- in the fright of demise!
~Hafez (1325 – 1389): From Ghazal No. 287
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Re: Alber's Seedlings Progress 2013

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The survivors look good . That's the way I grew cactus years ago when I was always having to move around. Then years later I would be surprised. Some made it and looked good like yours, some kind of alive but not too good and some just disappeared.
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