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by Aiko
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: cactus quest video at Mesa gardens

keith wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:47 pm If I had that nursery I would throw out ( fire-sale) half the plants and concentrate on what is making money
My guess is many of those plants are for seed production?
by Aiko
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Nes and his balcony of lame plants
Replies: 55
Views: 4389

Re: Nes and his balcony of lame plants

Good luck to you and your lame plants in Tucson!
Do you really need a greenhouse for you plants, up there? My view of Arizona is that it is dry and warm most of the year, so you should keep plants out.
by Aiko
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: British Show Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: British Show Rules

DaveW wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:50 pm I think most of us would consider the gardener should have got all of the credit?
I also think the horse that is doing all the jumping should get the Olympic medal, not the person riding on top of it.
by Aiko
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: How do you ship seed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1300

Re: How do you ship seed?

Or just try both. That is what I always do. You always run the risk the seeds from one source might not germinate. So if there is a species you really like to grow from seed, allow for multiple chances for yourself at once and buy from different sources. If one portion of seeds wil not germinate, th...
by Aiko
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: How do you ship seed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1300

Re: How do you ship seed?

Tom in Tucson wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:47 pm This is Volker Schädlich's web site, but his seed catalog is inactive.
It should be active again somewhere late November / early December. There will be an announcement for it well before that time on the website. It is a good source, so I can highly recommend it.
by Aiko
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: How do you ship seed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1300

Re: How do you ship seed?

jerrytheplater wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:39 am VoS I searched for him last Friday and found mention of him, but no site yet.
Are you looking for this: https://www.richtstatt.de/gymnos_v3/fie ... en&a=index?
by Aiko
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Member Blogs
Topic: Nes and his balcony of lame plants
Replies: 55
Views: 4389

Re: Nes and his balcony of lame plants

I like your soil. Looks quite loamy. What is it?
by Aiko
Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Escobaria minima etc.
Replies: 150
Views: 45436

Re: Escobaria minima etc.

Those Epithelantha greggii look a bit yellowish. Is Epithelantha greggii in general less white than other Epithelanthas?
by Aiko
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:32 am
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Looking for Backebergia militaris
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Looking for Backebergia militaris

I would like plants or seeds of this as well, but I'm not sure anyone in Australia has any. I would love to be proven wrong. Well, the perfect time for you would be to ask this forum around October and November, when most of the European seed lists are being updated. I could always order this speci...
by Aiko
Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: Free seeds / seed swap list
Replies: 199
Views: 124320

Re: Free seeds / seed swap list

The Fraileas are now gong. Nothing added for the moment. I have the following species available for free to everyone, experienced or inexperienced: - Allium virginculae (one portion of 13 seeds left) - harvest of winter 2022 - Bowiea volubilis (one portion left) - harvest of winter 2021 - Dioanea mu...
by Aiko
Thu May 19, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: General-Succulents
Topic: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Lawrencia helmsii “Dunna Dunna”

Interesting. Looks a bit like Anacampseros glued on sticks!

But unfortunately Australian succulents are not easy to obtain. Maybe it will take a few decades for them to become more mainstream.
by Aiko
Thu May 19, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Cacti Places
Topic: Chloride AZ Cemetery
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Chloride AZ Cemetery

When you look online, you could see some funny tombs of this cemetery. And oddly enough the main entrance sign used to be much higher and a 'real' entrance. I would not mind ending up there (eventually). At least up there there is a good chance eternity really will be eternity. I don't expect a mall...
by Aiko
Thu May 19, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Seed Depot
Topic: How do you ship seed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1300

Re: How do you ship seed?

There were days I used old match boxes. Worked quite well, and does not add a great deal of weight.
by Aiko
Thu May 19, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Grown From Seed
Topic: Escobaria minima etc.
Replies: 150
Views: 45436

Re: Escobaria minima

I think it is time to change the title of the thread to something like "Keith's great sowing results" thread.

How are the Escobaria minima doing these days, anyway?
by Aiko
Thu May 19, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hardest species to grow?
Replies: 26
Views: 2474

Re: Hardest species to grow?

Download wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 1:23 pm Out of about 50 seeds over two years, I've had about 4 germinate
Have you tried chipping the seeds to get a much higher germination rate? It is quite easy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGG2-YpGDWA