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by hoteidoc
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Quick hardy cactus list
Replies: 54
Views: 15518

Re: Quick hardy cactus list

Hey, Ricelg -- Not on much, usually just answering a stray question from the Forum like this ;-) But very much growing, doing fairly large #'s of seeds. Have moved to a new "farmette" with 2 horses now, so between having to start all over with new C & S beds (13 with @ 4 more to go; bu...
by hoteidoc
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Cold hardy cacti for zone 5a?
Replies: 18
Views: 2825

Re: Cold hardy cacti for zone 5a?

With moving to the "other end" of Keuka Lake with totally different soil type (very heavy clay -- yuck!), I've been forced to draw on all the wisdom of the Forum -- deep, coarse gravel, layered with smaller "road" gravel, covered with my "special" cactus "soil"...
by hoteidoc
Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Cold hardy cacti for zone 5a?
Replies: 18
Views: 2825

Re: Cold hardy cacti for zone 5a?

You're definitely "preachin' to the choir" ;-), so I've been forced to love Opuntia's far more that I every thought possible!
by hoteidoc
Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Cold hardy cacti for zone 5a?
Replies: 18
Views: 2825

Re: Cold hardy cacti for zone 5a?

I doubt it, but no harm in testing. I, too, have gone to several Agave & Yuccas species -- from seed this (early) Spring. Plan on using them as "protectors" for other cacti. Have also lost most of these "standard" CH's over the past 2 Winters, but a Y. nana did make it. Can o...
by hoteidoc
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Cold hardy cacti for zone 5a?
Replies: 18
Views: 2825

Re: Cold hardy cacti for zone 5a?

Jnewmark - you hit the nail on the head! And add heaving -- especially damaging to the several Echinocereus seedling beds I had constructed. Weren't elevated near as much as yours, but were a good 12" deep. Even well-established plants underwent a lot of heaving. Thanks goodess the roots were q...
by hoteidoc
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Some outside pictures
Replies: 24
Views: 4188

Re: Some outside pictures

Haven't been on "The Forum" hardly at all, Dennis, & just got thru taking some pics of Snowdrops -- so you know how far behind we are (after an even more brutal Winter than last year!). But your outside plant blossoms still take my breath away! =D> Have started a bunch of CH Agaves &am...
by hoteidoc
Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: my seedlings
Replies: 37
Views: 6057

Re: my seedlings

Weren't mine either, but they live! And while I'm getting other species established, I'm easy to satisfy :roll:
by hoteidoc
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: my seedlings
Replies: 37
Views: 6057

Re: my seedlings

Actually have 2 strains of sneedii (396 & 397) from MG going, CJ - 397 had much better germination. They're coming up on a year now, @ 1 1/2" with lots of offsets & out on parially shaded back deck in their original plastic tubs. Plan to get them into terracotta "troughs" over...
by hoteidoc
Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: my seedlings
Replies: 37
Views: 6057

Re: my seedlings

Nice job, CJ! Grow mostly CH cacti, but there are a few Titanop & Aloinop's that are 0F tolerant! Also just like their "warty/knobby" features. Germination & subsequent growth has been much spottier that with most of the cacti. Am using baggie method, but don't know if there is dif...
by hoteidoc
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5403

Re: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014

Really Nice, Dave! Like the mixture of different rock/boulder & different brick/blocks! Has a very "abandoned & being taken over by the "spiney creatures" " look ;-) Discovered another survivor of the "Winter from Hell" a few days ago -- the O. erinaceae v. ursi...
by hoteidoc
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5403

Re: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014

humifusa didn't miss a beat & the 2 plants probably have 60 buds plus pads! Have a poly, poly X fragilis, aurea, several fragilis cv's -- all a doing great, altho aurea only put out 1 pad & no blossom buds. Even have a humifusa pad cutting that was in a 3 X 3 plastic pot that sat outside (ab...
by hoteidoc
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5403

Re: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014

Congrats, Dave; Thanks to Andy =D> Just put in 4 reichenbach. & 7 reichenb. v. baileyi seedlings this afternoon! Guessing I have to stick around Skyline Drive for another 2 yrs, & pray next 2 Winters are not repeats of this past one. 1st humifusa opened today & have dozens of buds; other...
by hoteidoc
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5403

Re: Vermont Cold-Hardy, 2014

eBay it & charge $249.95 a pad, Sue. I'm sure you'd get @ least 1 taker :lol:
by hoteidoc
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Member Topics
Topic: Majcka 2014
Replies: 120
Views: 11253

Re: Majcka 2014

Wow, Maja -- I think you've entered into the realm of "European Cactus Giant"! =D> As I said over a year ago -- "You've come a long way, Baby" (Old sexist American commercial slogan :roll: )
by hoteidoc
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: New Seedling IDs
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: New Seedling IDs

The 2 Steno's can't stay outside; the leei is recommended as a "trough" plant, which allows much more moisture protection outdoors in Winter; vivip just needs "well-drained" soil for Winter.

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