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Hi Guys, this is my first competition and it´s basically my way to say thanks to all my friends here who helped me throughout the years. Either by sending me seeds, positive energy or kept me motivated. You know who you are, so take this as my way of saying thanks. I´ll be giving away some of my seeds. I actually wanted to simply make a give-away thread but I did that so many times that I felt like it may be a good time to try something new. As I´d really like to see some of the plants that will grow out of the seeds, I thought a grafting competition would be a nice way to get that accomplished.

What everyone will get to get started:

1 x 30 seeds Trichocereus Peruvianus from Matucana. This is fresh from 2015 and it´s the seed I have in the Trichocereus seed shop. It´s among the best Trichocereus seeds I ever had and I am so happy about it that I want to share some of them with you guys. This is confirmed Matucana seeds, that produces some of the coolest Trichos ever. Good examples of Matucana Perus are Trichocereus Rosei, Sharxx Blue, and some more.

1 x 30 seeds Trichocereus Tarmaensis

This is Trichocereus Tarmaensis, which is some kind of Cuzcoensis relative and has some amazing long spines and grows into a really impressive plant.

1x 30 seeds Trichocereus Knuthianus

This seed probably belongs into the Knuthianus group. That´s all I know and I am really interested to see how it will turn out.

1 x 30 seeds Trichocereus Peruvianus from the Lurin Valley.

Well, this is an extremely strong growing form and I can´t wait to see your seedlings. Really rare and some of the best quality seed I ever had. Well cleaned and just very viable.

The competition: I will send out 10 packs to some skilled growers on SAB. Everyone who participates should have access to some grafting stocks because the purpose of this competition is to get the coolest grafting until the end of the competition on April the 1st, 2016. The SAB members will vote the most badass pics by liking the posts. The winner is chosen by the most "Likes", though I originally wanted to make it about length. But many men will probably agree that length isn´t everything. :P
As I´d like to see as many successful graftings as possible, I´d prefer if experienced growers participate in this competition but I will definitely not say no to someone that is not really great with grafting and just wants to give it a try. For everyone else I will probably start another giveaway in 6-12 months. Shipping will probably take up to 4 weeks, which is why I chose a longer duration of the competition. But everyone who once sent me seeds and is interested in growing some of them too, let me know.

The prize: The winner gets another 300 of the Matucana Peruvianus seeds, 30 viable seeds of Trichocereus Taquimbalensis plus three different bags of my most valuable hybrid seeds. I will also showcase all of the participating plants and winners on Trichocereus.net and the Trichocereus Facebook group to give this competition some exposure.

How to participate: Please send me a pm with your complete address, including the name and the country just to make sure I dont send them to the wrong country by accident. :)

Shipping and Labels: I am sending from Germany and want to make sure that everything is correctly labeled for Australian quarantine, which is why I´ve labeled them according to their Import conditions lists: Here and here

Trichocereus Tarmaensis . Echinopsis Tarmaensis

Trichocereus Knuthianus - Echinopsis Knuthiana

Trichocereus Peruvianus - Trichocereus Peruvianus

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OK just to clarify

If we want to participate, we PM you and you send the seeds.

Then we grow the seeds and graft them onto any stock that we think will be suitable and post the progress of their growth.

Then come April 1st 2016 the person with the most likes wins.

It sounds like an April fools bonanza. I don't have any peres in good shape, so I'll have to be a spectator for this one.

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ill hook ya up with some peres Sally

i think its safe to say youd have better chances of striking success with grafting then i

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Every part of me want in on this comp but like sally, i dont have enough pere's and im not what you would call experienced by a long shot.

I to will watch and cheer from the sidelines.

Nice comp and giveaway EG

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Hey guys, thanks for participating. Yes I´ll send you the seeds and the one who can raise the most badass grafting until April 1st is the winner and get´s some more seed prizes. Sorry because it sounds a little bit difficult because this is my first competition so please be gentle. It definitely is no April´s fools joke. lol. The winner is chosen by "Likes", though I originally wanted to make it about lenght.

Sally, if you shouldnt get enough grafting stocks I can also send you some seeds in my next normal give-away thread, whic will probably be in six months or so. I chose a grafting competition because it gives the seedlings a really big headstart and I can´t wait to see some of the seedlings.

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Awesome contest EG!

I'd really like to get in on this, but I think I'd rather give a chance to someone without a long and dark winter infront of them.

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Berengar, are you in a similar climate as I am in? Happy to send you some in my next seed give-away. I will be doing it in six months, when the European Winter is over. I plan to start one competition and one seed give-away thread per year from now on. So even if you should decide to pass on this one, there will definitely be some more in the future.

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Conv3rge, I am also very okay with first time grafters that are willing to try. I mean, this competition is also about the fun that grafting can be, so if you are interested to learn by doing, I am all for it. This is not supposed to be an "Elite Grafting Thread" but a fun journey that hopefully produces some great pics. :)

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Well in that case I would love to try, I had the intention if grafting my own seedlings anyway. I have the pereskiopsis, hylocereus, and harrisia jusbertii stocks either growing or waiting to root, and a small number of various seedlings. Ive read the books, watched the vids, and even have the old aquarium to act as a humidity dome.

But, lets see how many experienced grafters sign up first. If theres a slot available for an enthusiastic newcomer, by the end, I'll take it. Id be happy to learn just by watching others progress anyways. Thanks EG

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Hey Guys, thanks for participating! I received four PMs so far what means that there are six left!

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Two more claimed. Only four left now! Thanks to everyone who is participating! Will reply to every pm tomorrow.

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Who has the longest? i think i better be in this contest!

You're talking noses right? :P

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all depends on how you blow it.

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Hey Folks, competition is closed! Everyone who messaged me is in and will receive a reply soon. Thanks again for participating and please post as many updates as you can to get the ball roling.

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Since this thread is currently so sorely lacking in pics, I thought it would be a good place to post a pic of EG's seedlings....at least the ones I havent managed to kill...... :wink:

EG mailed me a buncha seeds so long ago I forgot, well anyway they were planted a few months ago...

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Ive also been preparing

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Hey Guys, the seeds are on their way! :) Good Luck with the competition and please let me know when you have them!

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Hey guys, seeds should be there within the next 14 days or so! Just wanted to add that I sent more types than I originally wanted to. I also added this one: Trichocereus Peruvianus - Huancavelica!

Please add it to your sowings too! So in total I sent are:

  1. Echinopsis Tarmaensis
  2. Echinopsis Knuthiana
  3. Trichocereus Peruvianus - Matucana,
  4. Trichocereus Peruvianus Rio Lurin
  5. Trichocereus Peruvianus - Huancavelia

And I sent a lot because I want you to get a good amount of seedlings. Please graft as many as possible. Will also pin this now.

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Sounds good EG, your the man. I'll make sure to get some extra peres going for the added seeds!

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Seeds arrived today here in the U.S. All the seeds look good EG, thanks again. Already sowed my seeds tonight!!

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