Grafting competition 2011/2012
Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:01 PM
Will post pica tomorrow arvo of my progress
Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:05 AM
Let the games begin!
Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:29 AM
@ ethos yeah this should be a good learning curb hopefully I'm a pro after this comp. I've got 4 healthy peres to play with now for the comp and about 20 new shoots for a bit later on. I can't wait to have a hole herd of them
Good luck guys and girls
Edited by cactuscarl, 01 November 2011 - 08:33 AM.
Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:33 AM
I'll be putting arios down mainly, only a couple of lophs... I haven't done pere grafts for a while, be nice to do them again!
It's time to fly...
Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:10 AM
Awww I gotta wait til fri pm to sow out
You should have a handicap any way being as you are an experienced campaigner
Is there any one else playing....
Best of luck every one
Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:08 PM
Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:23 PM
I'll sow some seeds in the morning!#
Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:43 PM
Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:56 PM
Fuck you south australia and your laws preventing me from entering this competition.
I second that.
Posted 01 November 2011 - 05:13 PM
Today I went to the hardware store and bought a bag of brunnings propagating sand, spent most the day seiving and thoughroughly washing sand.
I have 150 seeds to sow, I am going to sow 100 tonight which will go under 48 watts of light on a 20/4 on off timer.
nothing picture worthy
Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:22 PM
Not really, but I woke up to one of my non grafted plants flowering and thought I would show off..
My first ever cactus to flower
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better pics to come once my girlfriend sends them off her iphone
Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:06 AM
Well forgot to put the seeds down yesterday....
Got them down today, so gave you guy's a 24hr head start...
You'll gonna need it!!Fighting talk!
Posted 03 November 2011 - 04:57 AM
Ethos, i assume you´ll manage the competition as you opened up the thread. Will keep my hands out of this but let me know if there are problems. bye Eg
Edited by Evil Genius, 03 November 2011 - 04:59 AM.
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:39 AM
Cheers for cleaning the thread up/ re - titling it too, there were many dead and pointless posts it looks much better now
Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:54 AM
Posted 03 November 2011 - 09:30 AM
I would mention his name but his state of residence has some weird law where you can no longer have these so I wont, he knows who he is and knows I am very greatful
It sits on a south east facing windowsill (inside) and gets full afternoon sun from around 2pm - sunset, cactuscarl how big is your plant you want to flower? and where is it growing now? hot house, shaded, fluoro's etc..
Just ease her in to sun gently now before it starts to get stinking hot. Avoid direct sunlight for prolonged ammount of time, usually if I am out in the garden/by the pool and my skin starts heating up after 30 seconds to a minute in the sun I take my cacti in to shade.
Edit; here is a pic of her just now
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Edited by Ethos, 03 November 2011 - 12:47 PM.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:57 AM
At what age do you'll rekkon you will use the seedlings for the graft???
I've got a number of different stock to try out...
This is gonna be a bit of a test, to see which preforms best.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:49 AM
On a side note i grafted some of my penis plant yesterday I'll let yous know how it go
Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:57 AM
Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:45 AM
Cut the gafting stock and leave a sliver of the stock on top of where you wish to attach the graft, this will help it from drying out and keep your seedling from not adhering properly to your stock.
Gently pick out the chosen seedling, place it on to a hard sterile surface and cut through the seedling at its widest point to give the most vascular tissue to help the graft 'take'(when I slice tiny seedlings I like to keep a hold of the seedling with the tweezers gently to avoid simply squishing the seedling).
Then when you have made the cut push the extra bit of stock off and slide your seedling from the blade on top of the stock and in to position over the vascular rings.
I use tubestock pots for grafts, by using the bottoms of plastic bottles I fashion humidity domes which I cut to have tags that fit in the holes on the top lip of tubestock pots.
Mist the humidity dome and put in the prop area, check in 3 days mist again if needed and in a week and I can usually tell if the graft has taken
Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:15 PM
My pere army is growing by the week
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:32 AM
These are the first Lophs I've ever grown, so now I'm really quite reluctant in grafting them...I think I will graft two and keep one as a rooted cactus.
Hopefully more pop up!
Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:46 AM
You should get a couple more id say 3 out of 30 is a pretty low germ rate, if they all came up together that's a good sign you'll see some more in the next few days
@ GOT nice peres I've got a couple like that but I'm jealous of your army there looking super healthy
Edited by cactuscarl, 08 November 2011 - 09:01 AM.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:33 AM
I have no idea how old they should be before they are grafted though - I am terrified!
Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:44 AM
and GOT damn thats some nice peres, im scared