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  1. Mackindabox

    Lophophora Williamsii seed

    Looking for some seeds if anyone’s got any to spare, please pm me.
  2. Mackindabox

    Post your track of the day

    Me too. It was so similar I initially thought it was a sample. I’ve heard Kevin Parker’s a Supertramp fan.
  3. Mackindabox

    Post your track of the day

    holy crap.. I’m really digging this new Tame Impala. Starting to get stoked about their new album. Was a little underwhelmed with Borderline and Patience (though I still played it to death somehow.) This is more like it!
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    Rate my setup

    Sweet!! Thanks all of you guys for the awesome tips. Ok, clearly I don’t have the basics down after all. Haha. I appreciate all this advice, this is really invaluable stuff to me, just starting out and all I’ve still got a lot to figure out. I’ll start making all the necessary tweaks to my setup. I could definitely go about planting some of them in the ground.. I’ve just gotta wait for the missus to figure out where she wants her garden beds. If I plant them it’s going to be permanent and we’re not planning on going anywhere anytime soon so they’ll have plenty of time to get established. So they’ll grow alright in ordinary potting mix right next to vegetables? Here I am making up potting mix with like 50% pumice/45% cactus mix/5% perlite thinking that was the way to go. I hope that I can get my partner to love the cactus too, who knows.. time will tell. I’m not holding out much hope. I think she just finds the whole thing abit weird. Like you say, if I slowly take over her garden beds with cactus she’ll have no choice. haha. As far as garden beds go, we’ve got a bunch of them from our previous house where we had a much bigger back yard. So yeah, we’ve actually got more than we’re gonna need. Alright, I’ll ditch the terracotta pots and get some bigger plastic ones. I’m spewing because I just repotted these a couple of weeks ago into the terracotta ones. I read somewhere that terracotta pots were better because they drain quicker and you’re less likely to get rotted roots. I should have held off on repotting them. It’s probably not a good idea to repot them again so soon huh? Gotcha. I can get rid of the hothouse too. Or put it to the side at least. I’m not planning on growing any peres anytime soon cause I’m not feeling confident enough to start grafting stuff just yet.. tempting though it may be I’m slightly convinced I’m just gonna wind up butchering a bunch of plants unnecessarily. I’ll see how I go with these guys and if they wind up doing alright I’ll start getting more adventurous. I honestly think she likes growing the veggies more as a hobby than anything else. Though I must admit the ones grown in our backyard taste a lot better than the stuff you get from the store. Not a vegetable obviously, but the strawberries she’s grows are amazing. Way tastier than the store bought ones. That being said, we still do get the bulk of our veggies from the supermarket. Used to go to the farmers market but it kind of became a pain in the arse. We’re just abit lazy I think. Or maybe it’s just me. Once again, thank you guys for your help. I really appreciate it.. and clearly need it. haha.
  5. Mackindabox

    Rate my setup

    Thank you, Gimli. I’ll plant a few of them in the ground as you suggested. Dunno if I’ll be able to plant all of them as I’m fairly limited for space. My partner and I are both vying for space in the backyard. She wants to put garden beds in for vegetables and I need more room for cactus. I can already see this is gonna be an ongoing battle. Haha.
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    Rate my setup

    Hey guys! I’ve been growing/collecting these babies for the past year and was just wondering if there’s any tips anyone can offer me? Anything that leaps out and says “what the hell is this guy doing!?”.. I’m sort of worried about making newbie mistakes. Most of what you see here are cacti I got from herbalistics before I discovered this place.. or at least most of the ones in the hot house are. I’ve done some research into the cultivation of these plants and am reasonably confident I’ve got the basics covered but I’m sure there’s some obvious mistakes I’m making due to my total lack of experience. I’m not exactly horticulturally inclined but these cacti are so beautiful I just felt I had to have a go at growing some of my own. It’s an overcast day, normally they get full sun most of the day. I’m watering them once every two weeks though I didn’t water them at all over winter.. so really I’ve only just started watering them again. I haven’t given them any kind of fertiliser yet. I hope posting this here is ok.
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