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A big season for flowers...

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Looks like i'll be blessed with more flowers from more varieties than i've ever had before.  I'm presuming this is due to the higher than average (whatever that is/was) rainfall this last year.  Anyone else got an abundance of flowers on the way?  I'll keep the water up and update this when they bloom.

 

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Soo many more this year. I've been feeding mine more/different nutes so that has been a big factor for me. Winter gets pretty dry here so they usually cop a watering from the bore, which is drinkable water (no CSG here or mining). Whatever's the reason there's shitload more flowers this year, and still more coming. There's one I noticed not flowering yet that did last year and it's much healthier than it was. Maybe it's something to do with the old growth that has slowed and then it focuses energy to the old growth for flower and makes new pups for different nutrients to travel to. Maybe they need a build up of nutrients to flower and if it's growing the new growth can't support what's need to make flowers. Coz the new growth is obvious with this other cactus not flowering.

Making the most of it and impregnated every flower so far. Not sure if the last 2 will take coz I left a peg on the flower to stop the bees stealing the pollen, no more than 24 hours. Went to take it off late afternoon to catch the pollen and they didn't open. No pollen inside and it seemed like it was a flower that had already opened, but even then they last 2 days.
So did I kill it? Anyone had that experience with theirs? Think I'll use something less forceful next time like a hair clip.

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Round #1:

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PC pach at the back, non-PC at the front. (AFAIK)

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