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Cactus

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
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kez001uk

#cactus #grown-from-seed

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lesliecole49

Wow, how long did it take to get to this size?

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jmlincoln

Whaaat? That's possible?! 😯

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kez001uk

@lesliecole49 took around 18 months from sowing seed til this photo. They’re not hard to grow but it feels like an achievement to grow a cactus from seed 😂

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln I had no idea until I randomly saw seeds online 😜 not many germinated but these are the 2 of 5 that did 😁

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jmlincoln

That's awesome! Put that one on your resume 😜 haha

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gjones

They're looking great! What size pots are yours in? Some of ours are in 2" pots and others are in 3" pots. We really kinda got addicted to growing these during the winter. I think we have 52 baby cactus right now. Crazy right but the winters are long here - we needed something to keep us occupied 😂😂😁We still have no idea what they'll all grow up to be but we're enjoying them.

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lesliecole49

I can't even keep a cactus alive! So growing from seed, to me, is a great accomplishment! You go, girl!

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kez001uk

@jmlincoln it’s probably a bigger achievement than anything else on there 😂

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jmlincoln

Lmao it is extremely impressive, so I can't even argue you 😜🤣

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy 😛 mine are only in 2” pots still but about due a bigger home I think. I can’t believe you have so many 😲 can see why you’re addicted though. It’s fun to watch what they turn into 😛

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kez001uk

@lesliecole49 me neither 😂 think they’re only still alive because they’re away from me! 🙈 thanks Leslie ☺️

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kez001uk

Updating. #cactus #grown-from-seed

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Mary200631

That’s fantastic

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novicegardenlover

Very pretty.

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jeatacake

Wow, that's come on well 👍

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gjones

Looking great!

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alan1111

You've done a great job there Kerry you wouldn't find better in a GC 👍

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kez001uk

@Mary200631 thanks Mary 😀

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kez001uk

@novicegardenlover thank you Susan 😃

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😄 2 from a whole pack of seeds isn’t great but I’m pleased they’re doing so well 😛

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you Katy 😁 how are yours doing?

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kez001uk

@alan1111 thanks Alan ☺️ they look pretty good if I do say so myself 😌😅 they seem to enjoy it in the greenhouse year-round

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sherrisgarden

Impressive..from seed !!! 😀😀

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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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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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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome!💘😍

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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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