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"My First Growing Season" 2012

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Re: My modest collection

Postby billdee » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:06 am

Thanks!

New Astrophytum
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Re: My modest collection

Postby billdee » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:33 pm

I noticed a few days ago my Echinocereus mapimiensis has a bud. Is this a little early, or about right for this sp.
My E. knippelianus is also doing something, but I'm not sure if its offsets or flower buds forming, but i think its the former.
I read that with the E. knippelianus the buds come out of the epidermis above an areole rather then from areoles or axils between the areoles like other cacti. The pics looks like its above the areole.
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2 weeks ago when i received it
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Re: My modest collection

Postby CoronaCactus » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:13 pm

Cool!
Yes, thats a bud on E. kinnipleanus. This is its time to start.
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Re:

Postby billdee » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:35 am

Thanks Darryl!
CoronaCactus wrote:
billdee wrote: I hope it flowers this year because I hear the flowers are beautiful too, so time will tell. :)
Echinocereus reichenbachii v albertii(Thanks Darryl)

Those fluffy white tufts at the top should be the start of new buds. You heard right, the flowers are awesome!

I'm still waiting on this one, so very patiently. The buds are getting bigger by the day. :D
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Re: My modest collection

Postby Thord Hakansson » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:06 pm

Very beautiful plants and also looking forward to see the flowers on the E,reichenbachii v alberti,a name i don´t recognise.BTW nothing wrong with you pics,they are at least far better than mine :(
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Re: My modest collection

Postby billdee » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:53 pm

Thord Hakansson wrote:Very beautiful plants and also looking forward to see the flowers on the E,reichenbachii v alberti,a name i don´t recognise.BTW nothing wrong with you pics,they are at least far better than mine :(

Thord,
Thanks for the compliment, because you have such beautiful plants yourself. I use my phone for picture taken, so I can't get the detail and quality that I would like because the pics just don't do some of the plants justice.
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Re: My modest collection

Postby billdee » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:31 am

Random pics of my collection.
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Re: My modest collection

Postby billdee » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:47 am

A few more collection pics.
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Re: My modest collection

Postby Arjen » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:10 am

the expansion rate of your collection is dizzying! looks great bill!
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Re: My modest collection

Postby billdee » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:34 am

StrUktO wrote:the expansion rate of your collection is dizzying! looks great bill!

Thanks! I'm starting to realize though, I need too build a little greenhouse soon. There's noway getting around it.

I remember saying in one of my posts that I'll probably just get about 20 more plant's this season then chill out. Well I've bought 11 more from Miles2go and have another 5 coming next week From Corona Cactus, and I'm sure I'll be adding more to the Corona order.
I would have ordered more If the Turbo Charger Didn't go out on my Dump truck. :lol:
Well.. at least its not as expensive as my Reefing hobby :wink: hobby.
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Re: "My First Growing Season" 2012

Postby Joel143 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:11 pm

Bill your collection...is like...WoW!! Im like you...I say only three or four more but end up getting 10. Even though I tell myself I have no more room, I find room and fill it with new cactus...lol May I ask what's your potting soil mix is made up of? Me I'm trying a new mix of a sandy loam top soil mixed with perlite and alittle miracle gro potting soil to give alittle organic material. Im planning to switch from perlite to NAPA Oil Dry (diatomaceous earth) since the perlite works its way to the top when watering.

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Re: "My First Growing Season" 2012

Postby billdee » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:03 pm

Joel143 wrote:Bill your collection...is like...WoW!! Im like you...I say only three or four more but end up getting 10. Even though I tell myself I have no more room, I find room and fill it with new cactus...lol May I ask what's your potting soil mix is made up of? Me I'm trying a new mix of a sandy loam top soil mixed with perlite and alittle miracle gro potting soil to give alittle organic material. Im planning to switch from perlite to NAPA Oil Dry (diatomaceous earth) since the perlite works its way to the top when watering.

Joel

I'm currently using a standard cactus mix with extra perlite. I can't think of the brand name off hand.
Its really tough in my area to get the materials needed too make a good mix. I'm currently in the process of trying to order 20 LBS. of mix from Corona Cactus. I received a small bag from them(Corona Cactus) for my Turbinicarpus. I really liked the mix Darryl had sent.
I'm going to use his mix for My Ariocarpus and my Astros, among a few others, but in the mean time I'm using my own mix for some of my other cacti. If you ask me the ratios of the mix I couldn't tell you, because I don't measure anything, and I don't no if that's a good thing or bad.
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Re: "My First Growing Season" 2012

Postby billdee » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:01 am

Another cactus growing buds.
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Re: "My First Growing Season" 2012

Postby RichR » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:43 pm

What a great collection, Bill. Hope you get your greenhouse soon.

I'm jealous--your E. mapimiensis has a bud; mine has yet to do so, although my E. papillosus angusticeps finally has buds after three years. I'm stoked! (sorry, I watched a surfing movie yesterday)
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Re: "My First Growing Season" 2012

Postby hoteidoc » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:40 pm

Bill - I think you've already outgrown the "small" greenhouse you were "thinking" about! :wink: Then there's the 2012 seed-growing! This is my 1st "real" seed-growing year (I'll call last year's effort my "redshirted" season). I have 36 survivors from last year, and 270+ seedlings after 6 wks this year! Ah, but we all "figger out sumpin' " :D Doing a great job!
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