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  1. waterboy 2.0

    Sowing seed for the summer

    Four seasons... Depends what needs what. Getting seed down now that needs stratification that goes outside. Anything else project wise under light on heat.
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    Newb over winter question

    Cold AND wet is the big problem If the are plumped up with water then freezing can really do a number. Bridges I've found are the first to succumb and melt if not catered for. Need constant cold for a true dormancy, a blue sky winters day is enough for heat for a few hours for most to try to punch a bit of growth if there is some soil moisture. Under 8 degrees for a least a fortnight(day/night) is what I think brings it on. But if it gets above it you need a reset. No science to my thoughts, just watching. Some of our European members might have better thoughts. I get well minus cold and some years a fair bit of snow, but it's not constant... Pretty sure I've only had dormancy a few times, mostly Damn slow growth otherwise. I focus on keeping em dry these days and let them do whateva they want until it's time to water them regularly . If hard pressed even getting them hard up against a wall under the eaves will get most through. Dont forget to use whateva microclimate you can. Edit - smaller pots also seem to be more likely to succumb, than a larger one with a well draining mix.
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    Post your track of the day

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    Does anyone know anyone who's died from COVID-19?

    Let's not get fucked up like americans
  5. waterboy 2.0

    takeaway tek alternatives

    I'm all for the takeaway tek. Once you have it dialed in I'm with Halcyon as set and forget. I use new containers, and then recycle them for the job. Also found once there has been fats/oils in them they never really clean up so I stopped using any previously used for food. Getting the moisture right is a key part of dialing them in. I just take my time using a mist bottle, and pretty much just get a feel for the weight. Generally use a good seed raising mix, but sometimes mix a little fine sand in, and Lophs I use a thin sand layer on top out of habit. Sometimes I sieve the mix, especially if there is barky bits. The more organics the more problems IMO. Never had any decent results with coir/peat and cacti seeds myself. I kick em off under fluoros on a heat mat. Have cooked a few when kicking off under sunlight... Lol... So I avoid it in my growing using TT method. Open them up slowly once they've grown a bit, and move into some natural light,crack em open and punch some drainage holes until ready to transplant. Tried a few ways before the TT, but get better results for me using it... Also for some non-spikey things.
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    cordyceps

    *claps slow * *nods head*
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    Going going gone

    It's because folk keep stealing from the botanical gardens... 10 years ago it was a glorious cacti house and had a fine trich (any other species) collection. The TBM you can hardly recognize as any pup gets knocked off it immediately. (in raised bed behind it) Was down in December and was sad to see how bad the cacti collection has become. PS-have this in collection and yes it was authorised by staff at the timethe thing was huge when under glass.
  8. waterboy 2.0

    Bulk sceletium

    Maybe, have to check I've got enough for myself. I'm running ragged so might take a bit to catch up on
  9. waterboy 2.0

    Posting Khat Suckers and a Potted Button

    Pack em like you want to receive em
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    Happy COVID Party 2020

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    don't cha hate it when..

    DCHIW you go get some medical shit done, and they've got masked up gatekeepers at the entrance and you have to tell them they ain't using their masks right... Yes you need to know how to wear them, and how to take them off... @Responsible Choice Fingers crossed no dry socket bro
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    Post your track of the day

  14. I think all my intensive algal culture course notes are electronic... Have to check back... But I can send em on to anyone interested after I get through my shit filing system. From outta Utas school of aquaculture when they were a powerhouse. It's focused from an aquaculture bent for fish food production , but all the principles the same. Hardest year long unit I ever did at unimostly micro but a little bit of macro algae.
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    Ephedra sp. cultivation notes and discussion

    Deemed an invasive weed of the highest order across Aus.
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