How are your seeds going?

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Re: How are your seeds going?

Post by Herts Mike » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:44 pm

My Mesa Garden cactus seeds have come up like cress. Not dure what I’ll do with them all!

Silverhill Aloe seeds doing well but no show from Aloe madecassa which I have never managed to germinate having tried again and again.

Silverhill Stapeliad seeds have germinated in abundance. I wonder what will happen to Silverhill for the future?
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Re: How are your seeds going?

Post by Auceye » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:22 pm

First-time seed grower, sowed my BCSS seed bank seeds 4 weeks ago.

I have had at least one seed germinate from Lapidaria margaretae, Mammilaria dixanthocentron v rubrispinus , Copiapoa dealbata v. carrizalensis, Mediolobivia steinmannii v. christinae and Sulcorebutia aranacea HS30. The first two in that list were best with the majority of seeds having germinated.

Still waiting to get any seedlings for Gymnocalycium spegazzinii KBA 47A, Coryphantha vivipara v arizonica and Echinocreus petcinatus v castaneus.
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Re: How are your seeds going?

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:13 am

Well, just over 100 sorts have come up so far, mostly Aylosteras and Lobivias. Then I had a real duh! moment - I realised the propagators were set to 0C instead of 20C, so were unheated! (The setting indicator was at the side, not the top...)

So now the heating is turned up, I'm hoping more will pop out.
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Re: How are your seeds going?

Post by FaeLLe » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:06 pm

I had 90% germination rate on some Ariocarpus japanese cultivar seed's Tina gave me. Suddenly last week they all dried up and vanished into the potting mix..... Fatalities all around for me.
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Re: How are your seeds going?

Post by daniel82 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:25 pm

I was a bit late with sowing this year, think the rubbish weather had put me off somewhat. But most all my mesembs are up, nearly all from msg. Also about 1/2 my cacti, a mixture of astros, lobivias, mamms and a pterocactus. Hopefully more will catch up, it's been less than 2 weeks since sowing.
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Re: How are your seeds going?

Post by Auceye » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:20 am

Auceye wrote:First-time seed grower, sowed my BCSS seed bank seeds 4 weeks ago.

I have had at least one seed germinate from Lapidaria margaretae, Mammilaria dixanthocentron v rubrispinus , Copiapoa dealbata v. carrizalensis, Mediolobivia steinmannii v. christinae and Sulcorebutia aranacea HS30. The first two in that list were best with the majority of seeds having germinated.

Still waiting to get any seedlings for Gymnocalycium spegazzinii KBA 47A, Coryphantha vivipara v arizonica and Echinocreus petcinatus v castaneus.
A few Coryphantha vivipara v arizonica and Echinocreus petcinatus v castaneus have germinated in the last week, just the Gymno needed for a clean sweep. Now for the hard part - keeping them going!
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