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by jerrytheplater
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to help this survive? id help appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: How to help this survive? id help appreciated

Keep cutting back the bottom end until you don't see any discoloration on the cut surface. Make sure you sterilize your knife between cuts. Once you get a completely uniform cut surface, you could apply fungicide or rooting hormone powder to the cut surface, but you don't need the rooting powder. Le...
by jerrytheplater
Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Outdoor Cacti
Topic: Nopalea dejecta growing at my farm in India facing heavy rains
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Nopalea dejecta growing at my farm in India facing heavy rains

It looks like its been growing for years and is well accustomed to your climate: monsoons and all.
by jerrytheplater
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: New Member Welcome
Topic: Hello from Orange County, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

I have sunburned more than a few plants in my life.
by jerrytheplater
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: New Member Welcome
Topic: Hello from Orange County, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Hello from Orange County, CA

Welcome Uli. How many cacti are you growing?
by jerrytheplater
Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Chipmunk's as Pests
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Chipmunk's as Pests

I just went out and took some photos of how this Frailea is recovering. It has filled in the hole in the apex of the plant and it has also started a new pup. This is only in about a 6 week period of time. Fast growth.
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by jerrytheplater
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Free For All
Topic: Heat waves ?
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Heat waves ?

Here is the whole Madagascar Euphorbia collection sitting out on my back deck in an eastern exposure. Full sun on till about 1 PM now. Might still be a little too much. This is the box my granddaughter sat down in by accident. Right on top of my E. ambovombensis. rsz 2022-8-15 Madagascar Euphorbia c...
by jerrytheplater
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Free For All
Topic: Heat waves ?
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Heat waves ?

Here is my Euphorbia ambovombensis which my 3 yr old granddaughter sat on top of as she lost her balance. The pot on the right contains the cutting she broke off.
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by jerrytheplater
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Free For All
Topic: Heat waves ?
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Heat waves ?

We've been having similar night temps as you. Last night was in the high 50's. Days are low 80's. No rain for at least a week to come. I've been using the hose on my plants about 2x per week. They are in a mineral based mix with maybe 10% organic content as coarse peat moss. I will not fertilize any...
by jerrytheplater
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My greenhouse and plants
Replies: 160
Views: 54189

Re: My greenhouse and plants

Thanks for posting your fertilizer method. It is certainly not just add a little bit of this product and go! Being a curious kind of person, I am working on a spreadsheet which calculates the final analysis of your mixture when applied to your plants. I just want to see if I get the same numbers yo...
by jerrytheplater
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: My first post and seedlings
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: My first post and seedlings

Welcome Fred. Your soil lost its sterility once you added your seeds to it. But that does not mean that is bad. You did the right thing to sterilize your soil. That will kill off damping off fungi and any weed seeds. Always a good thing to do.
by jerrytheplater
Sun Aug 14, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 178

Re: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement

To acidify I use a product called JBL pH-Minus ( https://www.jbl.de/?mod=products&func=detail&country=gb&lang=en&id=2325 ). I reported on my findings with it here: https://cactiguide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43525&start=45. It says it contains oak extract and is phosphate free....
by jerrytheplater
Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 178

Re: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement

When not storing a stock of diluted potassium sulfate, but rather adding it on the go, is distilled water, R/O water or rain water of importance? I acidify my tap water to 5,5 with oak extract (sulfuric acid). Sorry I missed this question before. Why DI or RO or rain water? They do not contain calc...
by jerrytheplater
Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 178

Re: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement

So it's basically: 1 gallon of water + 3,5 ml Flora Micro + 3,5 ml Flora Bloom + 7 grams 0-0-52 potassium sulfate. When not storing a stock of diluted potassium sulfate, but rather adding it on the go, is distilled water, R/O water or rain water of importance? I acidify my tap water to 5,5 with oak...
by jerrytheplater
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 178

Re: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement

You don't have to worry about the brand of chemical you buy. You don't need to buy Reagent purity at maybe $30.00 per 500 grams. I use Potassium Sulfate crystals made for professional greenhouse growers, for hydroponics. It is cleaner and won't clog spray nozzles. But I get it in 50 lb bags to resel...
by jerrytheplater
Fri Aug 12, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Cultivation
Topic: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 178

Re: Looking For Dyna-Gro All-Pro 7-7-7 Replacement

Fantastic! It's also widely available in Europe, thus ending my quest for Dyna-Gro. Thanks! Regarding the potassium sulfate, would the following product work: https://bionovanutrients.com/Bionova-K-20/10062Z ? Or perhaps this: https://www.aquascaper.be/en/potassium-sulfate-500-gr-k2so4.html ? What'...