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by jerrytheplater
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good cacti videos?
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Good cacti videos?

Mrs. Green Although not a video, but a slide show presentation on growing cacti outdoors in cold and wet winter areas. The author, John N. Spain, spent many decades growing cacti outdoors. He was a founder of the Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society. He was a very generous gentleman. https://www...
by jerrytheplater
Thu Aug 11, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Fockea crispa help
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: Fockea crispa help

Now I just noticed a reply similar to your question and it seems these plants are difficult to grow from cuttings. viewtopic.php?t=47237
by jerrytheplater
Thu Aug 11, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Succulent Growing Help
Topic: Fockea crispa help
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: Fockea crispa help

While repotting my fockea I broke off the rooted end 🫢 What is the best way forward with each piece? Thanks! I've never grown these succulents, but based on my experience with cacti and other succulents, I'd say to let each part dry for a week or so and then repot. Hope that the root section will s...
by jerrytheplater
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: New Member Welcome
Topic: Aloha from the island of Oahu!
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Aloha from the island of Oahu!

Welcome
by jerrytheplater
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: New Member Welcome
Topic: A big Hello from Scotland, UK.
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: A big Hello from Scotland, UK.

Welcome
by jerrytheplater
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My modest collection
Replies: 137
Views: 6767

Re: My modest collection

So, if the caudex area has been lifted for a time, can it be buried again and continue to get bigger? How long is that time? That is, the time the caudex area has been exposed to the air. I rebury smaller caudiciforms I've purchased to get them to grow quicker. Never had problems. I use a primarily...
by jerrytheplater
Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Clubs and Events
Topic: Largest Cactus & Succulent show/sale in the United States
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Largest Cactus & Succulent show/sale in the United States

The show I was speaking about has vendors selling and they do care if their plants get stolen.
by jerrytheplater
Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Clubs and Events
Topic: Largest Cactus & Succulent show/sale in the United States
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Largest Cactus & Succulent show/sale in the United States

I wonder how they handle/prevent theft. Sadly, at my local club theft occurs at the annual show/sale.
by jerrytheplater
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: LateBloomer’s Seedlings 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 3853

Re: LateBloomer’s Seedlings 2021

I especially like how you used different coins from different countries to show the size. It really helped me. Thanks. Nice seedlings.
by jerrytheplater
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Cuttings & Offsets
Topic: Rooting a mammillaria from a top cut
Replies: 44
Views: 4525

Re: Rooting a mammillaria from a top cut

I just went back and read the whole thread to refresh my memory and see it has been about 9 weeks for you to see roots forming on your top cut. Put that in your memory bank. Good news for you!! Also, another reason why Forums beat Facebook hands down. If you had posted on Facebook 9 weeks ago, it wo...
by jerrytheplater
Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Mammillaria with a hole
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Mammillaria with a hole

Follow ups are always welcome. Growing cacti requires patience and time. That is the nice thing about Forums-you can go back to your post months later and update your successes and failures.

Good news about your damaged plant rooting!
by jerrytheplater
Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: My greenhouse and plants
Replies: 154
Views: 53581

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 you...
by jerrytheplater
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Something about cacti
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Something about cacti

Welcome to the Forum. Even though you posted your approximate location in your text, if you put it on your profile it will show up by your Avatar and we can have a mental reminder of your area should you ask questions later on.

Some of us add our climate information in our signature for further help.
by jerrytheplater
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Sick Cacti - Pests, Diseases, etc.
Topic: Chipmunk's as Pests
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Chipmunk's as Pests

My wife and I were away from our home last week on vacation in the Adirondack Park in NY State. I went on a 3 day canoe trip, while my wife stayed behind with the other families in our group. I left my cactus outdoors as I normally do. When I got back I discovered a Chipmunk https://en.wikipedia.org...