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by Jaybizzle
Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Is Koehres open?
Replies: 27
Views: 2534

Re: Is Koehres open?

I agree - the scanned paper invoice is a bit funny (but I'm not complaining) :-) --- Have you ever reported back on germination rates (as they like you to do) - and if so what was the response. I find them a bit low but I don't know if the problem is on my my side? I emailed them that I had very po...
by Jaybizzle
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Is thiram fungicide available in the USA?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Is thiram fungicide available in the USA?

Thanks. I asked because it looks like thiram is still being used to treat vegetable seed from USA—so I guess only the big seed corporations can access it.
by Jaybizzle
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Is thiram fungicide available in the USA?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Is thiram fungicide available in the USA?

Hi,

I see it’s available in Australia and Asia, but don’t see it in the USA. I want to use it to prevent damp-off on succulent/caudex seeds (not cactus).

Thanks.
by Jaybizzle
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:12 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Mealies and flat mites and scale -- oh, my! (Updated 6/11/2022)
Replies: 118
Views: 84154

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

Hi Rich, Here's a guideline for you... This spring, I switched my Imidacloprid product of choice from Bayer (now BioAdvanced) 3-in-1 to Bonide Annual Tree & Shrub Insect Control concentrate with 1.47% Imidacloprid. Dilution is 1/4 cup per gallon of water. Hi, How did you come up with this dilut...
by Jaybizzle
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Starting 'difficult' mammillaria seeds
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Starting 'difficult' mammillaria seeds

Ok I tried this method for M. luethyi And M. Bertholdii. It worked great for ML, like 80% germination! Less successful for MB, only a couple of seeds germinated so far. Thanks!
by Jaybizzle
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Adenia seed question
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Adenia seed question

I have some older Adenia seed. Should this be scarified or should I just plant as is? Asking about scarification because it seems like it’s a pretty hard seed.
by Jaybizzle
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Grafting
Topic: Degrafting
Replies: 174
Views: 69631

Re: Degrafting

G'morning arnia, Also what medium would be good for obregonia and geohintonia? “I use pumice sand 2~4 mm size for the rooting medium. You can use any permeable material with similar size.” Is there agreement that fine pumice is a better rooting medium for normal degrafting than fine vermiculite? I’...
by Jaybizzle
Sun Feb 27, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Myth or fact: red seedlings are stressed
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: Myth or fact: red seedlings are stressed

Thanks—seems like a split opinion. I guess for spiny species, probably matters less once they grow spines, which will shade their bodies.
by Jaybizzle
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Myth or fact: red seedlings are stressed
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Myth or fact: red seedlings are stressed

Conventional wisdom says keep small seedlings away from direct sunlight or they turn red, which indicates that they are stressed. Well in habitat they get direct sunlight and they do fine, correct? So I try to move my seedlings to get some direct sun a couple of weeks after germinating, and yes they...
by Jaybizzle
Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: sowing old seed
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: sowing old seed

A lot of cactus seed remains viable for a very long time. I can guarantee 0% germination if you never plant the seeds. Soil and pots are cheap, so no need to overplant— depends on the species, but maybe not more than 20 seeds in a 2 inch square pot. Some seeds like Strombocactus have a short shelf l...
by Jaybizzle
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Hana's seedlings 2018/2019
Replies: 79
Views: 29172

Re: Hana's seedlings 2018/2019

G'morning dwood5513, Can you explain this setup ? Why have you not planted the strombo in substrate in pots ? Doesn't transferring them into soil harm the roots ? What is the lighting/temperature needs for this plant ? At what stage will you transfer them to pots ? A solid plastic food container wi...
by Jaybizzle
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Cacti Identification
Topic: Thelocactus hastifer question
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Thelocactus hastifer question

I bought 2 Thelocactus hastifer plants. They are large, (18 cm, 7 inches tall) but they do not really have tuberous roots. Is this possible? I'll try to post photos tomorrow.
by Jaybizzle
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: The C and D Seed Growing Method
Replies: 20
Views: 15607

Re: The C and D Seed Growing Method

Yeah, I also believe fungus problems that I had were related to stuff on the seed coat and not to anything in the soil.
by Jaybizzle
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: The C and D Seed Growing Method
Replies: 20
Views: 15607

Re: The C and D Seed Growing Method

Is there any consensus about the best thing to use to prevent seedling fungus--i.e. damping off. Physan 20 versus chinosol versus hydrogen peroxide verus more hardcore stuff?
by Jaybizzle
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Coryphantha germination
Replies: 9
Views: 1975

Re: Coryphantha germination

poselgeriana and scheeri. Maybe I'll try putting the plastic bags in full sun...see how I do.

Thanks