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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by fatich » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:56 pm

Aiko wrote:
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More experiences out there by anyone regarding Ancistrocactus, Glandulicactus, Sclerocactus and Echinomastus? Preference to sow in April like any "ordinary" cactus genera, or wait for prolonged warmer weather in May?
I just sowed these in April. Did well for basically all species.

Now I have another question. This time on Fritillaria. When will be the best time to sow these in an unheated greenhouse? Early spring, or would the autumn be better?
There is a place close to my house where Fritillaria fleischeriana grows. 2 weeks ago i went to that location, i couldnt see any of them emerged from the soil yet. We had snow and minus temps at nights and low teps at daytime last week, but this week we have some warmer temps. I havent visited there after the last visit.
Maybe it gives some idea.

These photos taken 17.04.2020
Fritillaria fleischeriana
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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by Aiko » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:34 pm

Thanks for the advice. I think I will sow them tomorrow. We will likely still have a few colder days and night time temperatures around freezing until April at least. I also have Cyclamen to sow. I guess it is probably best to sow them now too...
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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by edds » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:13 pm

I would - in the same conditions.

In fact I have some hederifolium seeds I meant to sow in the autumn to do - I shall try and do them when I get in from work tomorrow and we can have a race (not a fair one though as it will be two seed trays worth of home collected seed of about the easiest and most common species there is! 😁)
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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by Aiko » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:21 pm

I can't recall exactly when I sowed Cyclamen last year. Also in February or March, I think. They only germinated in the autumn (October?). I just kept the pots out all winter, and the Cyclamen are still fine. Unfortunately no Fritillaria from last year, which I probably have sown at the same time. I also left those outside in winter. Maybe those I should have brought in when the cold and excessive rains started. Who know if the would have germinated by now.
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I shall try and do them when I get in from work tomorrow and we can have a race
You're on!
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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by edds » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:21 pm

How are your seeds going Aiko?

Spotted this tonight...
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Cyclamen hederifolium
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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by Christian » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:25 pm

That’s really early. Don‘t tell me summer is over!
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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by edds » Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:36 pm

I think our topsy-turvy weather has tricked it! We had blazing heat followed by cool and rainy weather so it thought it was autumn I think! If it gets hot again I shall have to move it out of the greenhouse or it will fry!
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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by Aiko » Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:13 pm

edds wrote:
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:21 pm
How are your seeds going Aiko?

Spotted this tonight...

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Nothing to see with mine yet! But I suspect it will take a month or two / three.
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I shall try and do them when I get in from work tomorrow and we can have a race
You're on!
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Re: Advices request for sowing some species

Post by edds » Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:34 am

:ban: :ban: :ban: :ban:
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