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by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: What PPM range for Dyna-Gro All Pro?
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: What PPM range for Dyna-Gro All Pro?

I use "Grow More" 20-20-20

around $60 for 25 lbs
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by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: What PPM range for Dyna-Gro All Pro?
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: What PPM range for Dyna-Gro All Pro?

Just wanted to point out one thing I didn't see mentioned (I could have missed it)

You need to take a baseline ppm of your regular water first, then subtract that value from your ppm with Fertilizer for the correct value

Please continue...
by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Welcome Craig Fry!
Replies: 1342
Views: 372571

Re: Welcome Craig Fry!

This was a weird occurrence... I was taking a photo of this Coryphantha difficilis Since it was the first time it flowered IMG_0195.JPG I took it out of the hot box and put it on a shelf outside the green house to photograph the flowers close-up, to document the feathery nature of the petals And thi...
by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Welcome Craig Fry!
Replies: 1342
Views: 372571

Re: Welcome Craig Fry!

Some new photos

Mountain Girl
My Echinopsis hybrid
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Lot's of Escobaria minima and Mammillaria theresae flowers
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Ariocarpus retusus x trigonus
with white seed pods
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Sulcorebutia rauschii
Green form
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by C And D
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 6/11/2022)
Replies: 118
Views: 78315

Re: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 6/11/2022)

I recommend applying 3 to 4 weeks after the first dose. I see very little sign of mealies or mites, but there are still some thrips here and there. I did 2 applications so far, several months apart, and want to do a third application soon. But it takes several hours to do it right, which I don't enj...
by C And D
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Expectations when purchase new cacti Question?
Replies: 22
Views: 374

Re: Expectations when purchase new cacti Question?

It looks like dried up rot to me
I would try to remove some of it, or not.
I sure wouldn't sell a plant that looks like that, and would send a replacement or refund if I did.
by C And D
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 6/11/2022)
Replies: 118
Views: 78315

Re: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 7/26/2020)

I found this product on Kakteen Haage: https://www.kakteen-haage.de/en/accesso ... 30-ml.html
In what strength do you use it to water your plants?
Use the label recommended strength, 6 to 12 ml per gallon
I use 12 ml per gallon for maximum effect.
by C And D
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: C and D's Succulents
Replies: 828
Views: 336228

Re: C and D's Succulents

Not sure why some orders won't go through our Web site Order form page Make sure you fill in all the address Info Some new photos Portulaca molokiniensis from the Hawaii island Molokai IMG_0150.JPG IMG_0151.JPG Yellow flowers one year it had seeds, so not sure if it's self fertile or not IMG_0148.JP...
by C And D
Wed May 04, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 6/11/2022)
Replies: 118
Views: 78315

Re: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 7/26/2020)

Cyzmic CS Lambda cyhalothrin I used it a second time in March and will re-apply in May, this weekend It seems to be working well for Mealies, fungus gnats and most other pests It doesn't completely eliminate Thrips, but keeps them down, I first water everything heavily with regular water Then go ove...
by C And D
Tue May 03, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: C and D's Succulents
Replies: 828
Views: 336228

Re: C and D's Succulents

All Gibbaeum go dormant in Summer, a little summer water won't hurt them, they are pretty hardy But you need t keep them dry enough so they don't stack leaf pairs As you can see, the old leaves are still present, but will shrivel by summer Lithops optica Rubra April 29, still have their old leaves, ...
by C And D
Sun May 01, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Lithops Optica Rubra growing advice
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Lithops Optica Rubra growing advice

My Optica still have the old leaves, and will take a couple more months to shrivel
But I may give them some water now, here in sunny California
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On the other hand this Lithops gracilidelineata
has completely lost it's old leaves
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by C And D
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Growing Lithops and Other Difficult Mesembs
Replies: 139
Views: 174591

Re: Growing Lithops and Other Difficult Mesembs

I start watering my Lithops selectively around Late March, early April
Some still have there old leaves, but by May, it's all dried up
Some species dry up quicker.

But that's my conditions in Sunny So. Cal
I water them weekly May until Sept
by C And D
Wed Apr 20, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Growing Lithops and Other Difficult Mesembs
Replies: 139
Views: 174591

Re: Growing Lithops and Other Difficult Mesembs

I use Microsoft Picture Manager Which comes with Microsoft Windows Just use the program to open your photo click on edit pictures, then resize Click on "Custom Width x Height" enter less than 1000 pixels to the top line It will figure out what the height will be and click on OK IMG_9382.JP...
by C And D
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cactus Quest Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Cactus Quest Videos

These local boys have been making videos of Cactus Hot spots and collector collections

This one is a visit to Poot's Cactus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3koG2q_X3E

Check them out
by C And D
Sun Mar 27, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: C and D's Succulents
Replies: 828
Views: 336228

Re: C and D's Succulents

Late winter flowers Conophytum khamiesbergense unlike all other Conos, it flowers in March, more like a Gibbaeum Love the head texture IMG_0014.JPG Aloinopsis setifera IMG_0003.JPG Schwantesia marlothii extra toothy form IMG_0011.JPG Gibbaeum heathii IMG_0041.JPG Drosanthemum speciosum Pretty Red Fl...