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Cactus

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kez001uk

#cactus #grown-from-seed

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sieveheadsarah

Oh wow, that’s fab Kerry and this size in less than a year, well done 👍🏼😆👏🏼

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah thanks Sarah 😀 they’re in an unheated greenhouse and are doing quite well really. They’re the only 2 left of 4 but doing pretty well so far 😛

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auricula

Great accomplishment Kerry💚

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kez001uk

@auricula thanks Elise 😃 I just leave them to their own devices and they’re happily growing away 😛

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sieveheadsarah

I bet they’ll do really well during the summer Kerry 😀

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah summer? There is such a thing? 🤣🤣🤣

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sieveheadsarah

I can hope Kerry 👍🏼🤨🌞🌞

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ShelleySnyder

That is very impressive Kerry and patient!💘😍

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anges

That's fantastic! 👏👏👏

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thanks Shelley 😄 thankfully they plod a long nicely without too much help from me 😉

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kez001uk

@anges thanks Ange 😛 never had success with ones I’ve bought but less tempted to overwater them in the greenhouse so maybe that’s what’s keeping them alive 😂

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kez001uk

@gjones these are my seed-grown cactuses 🌵

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kez001uk

@novicegardenlover thanks Susan 😛 quite proud of these spiky little beasts 😁

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novicegardenlover

Understandable Kerry.

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! Impressive!💘😍

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sherrisgarden

Sooooo cute !!! How long did it take ? 😍😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thank you Shelley 😃 have done better than I expected 😛

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gjones

They're doing great! How old are yours now?

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kez001uk

@sherrisgarden thanks Sherri 😁 I started them at the beginning of the year, early February I think

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😛 they’re very short but quite round, still not sure what they’ll turn out to be 😂 the first photo I took of them was 9 months back 😜

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gjones

So ours are just about the same age. We'll have to compare again in six months. Maybe some will give us a hint of what they are as all I see now are different lengths of spines!😂😂

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kez001uk

@gjones sounds like a plan 😁 the spikes seem to grow faster than the actual cactus 🤣

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kez001uk

@gjones

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kez001uk

@gjones had a little growth spurt. How are yours doing?

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gjones

Well they're definitely slow growers! I'll take a photo later today so you can see ours. Yours have grown since your last photo! Like ours, at this stage they all look like the same variety of cactus😄

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kez001uk

@gjones they really aren’t in a hurry 🤣 and one is far less speedy than the others too! They have got bigger and a lot taller, I’ll post another view tomorrow 😊 they do seem to be enjoying the greenhouse so hope they’ll get even bigger by summers end 🤞🏻 Look forward to seeing yours 😁

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gjones

Kerry, forgot to take photo today - very busy with guests, barn reno, veggie garden. Will post tomorrow😊

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kez001uk

@gjones sounds like you’ve got lots going on! No worries, enjoy your guests and garden 😘

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kez001uk

@gjones little progress update: have 4 now 😁 and they all have a fluffy spike 😅 2 red like the top one, a bright green one like the top one, and a 3-pointed one at the bottom. Can’t wait to see what they turn into but should at least have 2 different types ☺️ how are yours doing?

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gjones

I like that red one (so cute) and that 3 pointed one is cool!. From the first batch we planted (more common varieties), we have 9 that are living but still small. From the second batch (rarer varieties), we have 2 that have germinated. It's cute how even the itsy bitsy cactus have little tufts of spines. I'll post another photo in a week or so😊

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ublaszko

They look so adorable 😍😍😍

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kez001uk

@gjones that’s not a bad germination rate! Think I only got 4 from 25 seeds 🙈 I thought so too! Wasn’t expecting their needles already 😜 looking forward to seeing yours 😁

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kez001uk

@ublaszko they are so so tiny but hopefully not for long 😅

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gjones

If you bought a mixed pkg of seeds, they'll continue to germinate for the next couple of months (our pkg said some can take up to a year). More of yours may germinate soon.😊

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kez001uk

@gjones funny you should say that, I just checked on them and there’s a new member of the family today 😂 I will definitely keep the tray for a while, read before that some seeds can take over a year to germinate 😜

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gjones

@kez001uk Do you find they sprout fairly quickly, grow to about an inch tall and then they seem to stall?

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ublaszko

Hopefully, they will bulk up over spring and summer 😊

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kez001uk

@gjones I do! These look to me like they’ve not moved in weeks! Must be a typical behaviour, maybe needing more heat before they take off again

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kez001uk

@ublaszko here’s hoping 😁

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kez001uk

Doesn’t look like much but I got cactus seeds to germinate 🤗🥳🤪 no idea what kind they’ll be mind you 😅

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wtwitchell6969

That’s cool keep me posted 💐

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kez001uk

@wtwitchell6969 I’ll definitely update if I manage to keep them alive 😂

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wtwitchell6969

Okie dokie 🌺

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gjones

We planted a pkg of mixed cactus seeds too. The first 5 germinated quite quickly and look about the same size as yours. We have no idea what they'll be but it's a fun project😊

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jeatacake

Nice one Kerry 👌😊

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Hellebore

Wow, awesome 👍🏼

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novicegardenlover

Awesome Kerry.

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kez001uk

@gjones yours look fantastic! I’m surprised any germinated for me since it’s been so cold in the greenhouse. But I’m determined to try keep these going 😂 if only to find out what they grow into 😛 it’s quite exciting 😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😀

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kez001uk

@Hellebore thank you Liz 😃

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kez001uk

@novicegardenlover thanks Susan 😄

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