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  1. George

    Fertiliser for Pedro Seelings

    Once you have made and tried your own worm castings you won't look back. Long lasting and they grow fast.
  2. George

    Some concerns

    Don't take my word for it but keep organic ferts away from roseii and bridgesii. Urea/nitrogen in my' opinion is the culprit. These plants are just to good at slurping that stuff up and then chokes on it. Other than that it might just be the point where the soil temps raise making it more bio active, thereby shocking the plant OR, the plant has been shocked into winter as in the cold/dormant switch was too sudden. I found kelp liquid the safest for cactus feeding. Otherwize feed when they are busy growing not to start them up or the logic being to bring them out. That could be a fatal mistake, wait for them. The soil temsp becoming bio active with the addittion of ferts could snowball into a nute bomb.
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    Cactus soil

    Check out aquatic shop's for course crushed coral. Pumice or Turface is just nowhere to be found in ZA unless you buy foot blocks. Will do the same job as pumice and adds CaCO3 and some other nice trace ellements. This is often sold in finer grades as aragonite. I made a 100% mineral mix for my peyote mixing river sand, aragonite, zeolite and local sifted red soil(laterite), sifted as to remove the clayish fine sand. They are happy.
  4. George

    Vestigial leaves in Tricho pups

    Look at a flower bud close enough and you'll see what the vestial leaves are or could have become. I don't think they have a function on a pup. It's more like, Why do dad's have nipples?
  5. Got a bag of Zeolite I'm going to try soon.
  6. George

    The life of a grafted button

    That spiral pattern is just beutifull.
  7. George

    Cacti Seed Sowing

    I agree with the idea of having a mix that is allready stable and controlled with natural bacteria. A good idea if you want to go this route is to leave your container for a week or three after casing your medium before you sow. That way your bacteria will re establish and adjust to the new container. Keep the moisture in the container up for the three weeks the same way you would after sowing. Rinsing your seeds in water to remove old sweet and sticky fruit remnants is also a good idea.
  8. George

    Spring update! :)

    They look so happy. I think you nailed the potting mixture there.
  9. George

    Orange marks on Loph

    None here in ZA it seems. Maybe some weird FDA issues. It might be limited to industrial use but no common off the shelf products. Other names I have found: Roccal D Quat 20 There might be some koi fish sore treatments but I don't think it's going to be worth the price.
  10. Peyote is not like any invasive plant. It's just too slow. I doubt that it will ever take off being an invasive plant anywhere but the point made is correct. I have been studying these wild shots for a while now trying to get my head around peyote's home soil quality. I noticed it's quite sandy and drainy out there and the mud seems to be fine grey limestone dust. I wonder how much supheric minneral is natural for that environment. I'm trying to figure out what they have at home to protect themselves against molds and rot's. They allso seem to have thicker skin even in shade. What brings this about, the air or constant contact with lime? I'm trying to figure out weather they have stuff at home that they where spicifically adapted to that won't exist elsewhere and thereby put them at risk. If some molds and virusses cannot thrive in that environment for example. SouthAfrica has more red iron rich clay soil.
  11. George

    Pest Control Management

    httx://www.alexanderwild.com/Ants/Natural-History/Insect-Symbionts/9403634_Xwp6v/2/630211210_uNR2k#630211210_uNR2k You could try having a strict ant control schedule. If the mealies have been the result of ants farming them then if you target the source they should go away.
  12. George

    What is your fastest growing Trichocereus?

    One of Mel's seedlings from the nook. SS02xPC it's three times larger than it's brother's, it's 4" atm. I think it's a freak.
  13. George

    My pachanois

    I think that last one looks like haunacoensis or a juuls giant lookalike. It's undeniably a patch and a fast and strong growing one too.
  14. George

    Orange marks on Loph

    A small infection like that should be sorted by just giving it some direct sunlight for some time. It looks like skin infections and not something from the inside of the plant. Molds cannot survive a certain amount of UV sun exposure so make use of that if the weather allows and if it won't in turn burn your loph. You could use a small brush to limit the amount of fungicide you use and only apply it to the infection. Sulphur dusht, lime sulphur, store baught fungicide should all do. I'm starting to think that Peyote keepers and cactus greenhouses are made for each other. Plus then you can add some ario's to that collection and less surprises.
  15. George

    Common Name Clarification

    Am I right in saying that San Pedro is the same as Saint Pedro? Could be the white flowers or Mexicans have been known to call their allies after saints. I think salvia has a simmilar name, can't remember. I see there's allso a place in CA called San Pedro, maybe there's a bit of histroy.