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Re: BCSS Seed

Post by Phil_SK » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:36 pm

By Chilean seed, do you mean from Chile or from "The Chileans"?
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Re: Update - seed arrived

Post by David_L » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:08 pm

Hi Jez

A version of the Doug. Rowland catalogue is available online here:



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Re: BCSS Seed

Post by Phil Hocking » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:16 pm

Chris Davies gets them from Juan (Acosta?) in Chile. They are mostly Eriosyce, with a few Copiapoa.

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Member of Somerset branch. I have a diverse mixture of small cacti plus a few larger survivors from a previous collection. I also like Stapeliads, Titanopsis, Anacampseros, and various other succulents. Now proud owner of many self-raised seedlings.
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Re: BCSS Seed

Post by Julie » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:09 pm

David, that is the sweetest little seedling ever!

Hmm.. I have always wondered - when sowing tiny seeds, I hear that they can be mixed with fine sand to help sprinkle them far enough apart. But.. does the sand not damage the seeds?

Good idea about microwaving rainwater for seedlings - our barrel water has a nice greeny tinge, I bet it's bursting with spores of lichen and moss and whatever else grows on the roof. Leaving it indoors for some time allows little white water worms up to an inch long to appear.

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Re: BCSS Seed

Post by David_L » Sat Jan 06, 2007 10:08 am

Hi Julie

Yes rainwater going anywhere near small seedlings, especially if they are in bags needs to be boiled first. I must say I usually use boiled, cooled tapwater to soak my seed compost initially.

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Re: BCSS Seed

Post by Willy » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:17 pm

Dear Members,

If anyone is interested in tephro seeds I still have some habitat collected seeds left. Please check www.cactusargentina.com/source.html
Many thanks.

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Re: BCSS Seed

Post by David_L » Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:32 pm

Hi Willy

I've got some Tephrocactus seed. My problem is getting the ****** things to germinate!!
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Re: BCSS Seed

Post by iann » Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:11 pm

Try a wet paper towel, David ;)

Here is the correct link: http://www.cactusargentina.com/source.htm
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Re: BCSS Seed

Post by Willy » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:40 pm

Hi David,

It is easier for me to get cuttings so I never really germinate them but I tried once using the natural method. I sowed them in a pot and left it outside, about a year later they germinated. But that was only a test.

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