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Is anyone ordering from cact.cz at the moment?

Post by MatDz » Fri May 14, 2021 12:23 pm

I wasn't sure where to create this post, it's related to C&S, so here we are!

As the subject line states really, is anyone ordering anything from https://www.cact.cz/ at the moment? I made and paid an order good 5 weeks ago and tried to contact Pavel multiple times since then, but did not receive a single reply from him.

Edit: To clarify, I am simply asking if anyone is receiving emails from him, I can handle the refund rather easily.
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Re: Is anyone ordering from cact.cz at the moment?

Post by Redjimp » Fri May 14, 2021 3:05 pm

Have not tried recently . However 5 weeks with no communication is not unusual for cact.cz .They tend to do stuff at set dates so you just have to be patient, did think i saw that they are only posting to the EU now though
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Post by MatDz » Fri May 14, 2021 3:36 pm

They do set dates for new batches of seeds, but here they agreed to split the order and payment. Also, I am sure 5 weeks is enough to reply to at least one of maybe 5 weekly emails where I politely asked for an update.
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Post by Conrad » Sat May 15, 2021 9:04 am

I've ordered, paid and received from Pavel in that time frame.... so surprised he's not been in touch. His emails aren't being filtered into junk mail accidentally?
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Post by MatDz » Sat May 15, 2021 11:14 am

Conrad wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 9:04 am
I've ordered, paid and received from Pavel in that time frame.... so surprised he's not been in touch. His emails aren't being filtered into junk mail accidentally?
Nope, and initiating a PayPal dispute was enough to get a reply within 24 hours. Now let's try to find either the parcel or another source of those perfect 5 cm "Lithops" pots I desperately need for yesterday!
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Post by ralphrmartin » Sat May 15, 2021 6:32 pm

You think that's bad?

Today, I just received a parcel from the Czech Republic that was posted to me last November - yes, more than 6 months ago. In this case it was clearly not at all the sender's fault - it had got lost somewhere in the postal system. Amazingly, some of the Haworthias in my parcel appear to still be alive. I am trying to revive them...
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Post by Pattock » Sat May 15, 2021 7:21 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 6:32 pm
Amazingly, some of the Haworthias in my parcel appear to still be alive. I am trying to revive them...
Yikes, they definitely need the Intensive Care Unit.

I would give them a little amino acid mix to the roots, so they can absorb it directly and make proteins without any effort. You can't use it all the time as it gets a bit sticky but it is brilliant for perking up a plant that has suffered any stress - whether it is cold, heat, light deprivation, being stood on or whatever.

https://www.bioorganicgarden.co.uk/shop ... -shoot-1l/

I have also used just the single amino acid glutamine for cuttings sitting in water, they hardly noticed the rest of the plant was missing. If anyone knows a pure amino acid mix without the carbohydrates for a reasonable price, please let me know. Dry powder would be nice as 1 litre is far too much for a year and I have to keep it in the fridge.
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Post by MatDz » Sat May 15, 2021 9:13 pm

I've eyeballed ingredients of the CMS Shot [1] you mentioned to, well, a "human" amino acids supplement [2], and the lists seem to align pretty well! Maybe that's a route worth exploring?

1. https://www.symbio.co.uk/uploads/Datash ... 0Shoot.pdf

2. https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrit ... 85042.html
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Post by Pattock » Sat May 15, 2021 10:10 pm

MatDz wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 9:13 pm
I've eyeballed ingredients of the CMS Shot [1] you mentioned to, well, a "human" amino acids supplement [2], and the lists seem to align pretty well! Maybe that's a route worth exploring?

1. https://www.symbio.co.uk/uploads/Datash ... 0Shoot.pdf

2. https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrit ... 85042.html
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That looks possible. I couldn't find an unflavoured one for humans before. I am usually good at googling but I ended up just snarling "not BCAA, all the amino acids" at the computer and it didn't listen. I could always add glutamine and arginine, they are both available as powders and I already have them.

250g would be equivalent to 2.7 litres of CMS Shoot without all the sticky sugars and molasses minerals that are not really needed when using it with a complete fertiliser. So, I might use quite a lot more than I did of the CMS.

Your link to the datasheet did not work for me but I found it easily:
https://www.symbio.co.uk/uploads/Datash ... 0Shoot.pdf
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Re: Is anyone ordering from cact.cz at the moment?

Post by Pattock » Sat May 15, 2021 10:52 pm

I decided to buy it, there are a few plants outside that look like they need a pick-me-up after whatever you call this last season.

Turned out I got another 25% off by typing in EXTRA because it is May, so it only cost £14 plus p&p. I assume they are socialists or pagans or both.

I am guessing about 0.5 to 2 grammes per litre. I do love experimenting.

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