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Insectary

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Annie Thomas 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Bunga Bakawali or Tan Hua (Epiphyllum oxypetallum)

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 13 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 21. 7 Replies

Compost

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 20. 4 Replies

"Healthy Soil Microbes / Healthy People"

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 20. 26 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 27. 2 Replies

Sugar Baby

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 11 Replies

Evans Bali cherry

Started by Don. Last reply by Don Aug 24. 4 Replies

Asparagus

Started by Čenek Sekavec. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 23. 4 Replies

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Comment by A Former Member on March 30, 2013 at 12:37pm

Joan, no prob about the name. Typos are to be expected. My xmas cactus gets no direct sun, nothing harmful anyhow. Water perhaps. Maybe I'm too messy. 

That robust cactus was inside only due to the freeze. He said he leaves it out back and only occasionally waters it. 

I can soak them in the tub, I guess. Or a large plastic trash can. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2013 at 12:35pm

Chris, with your success story of rosemary, when I am finished with my next challenge, I am going to give rosemary another try, using your suggestions. I thought it required dry soil because of all the rosemary I saw growing in the median of arterials in California. 

I just Googled rosemary, moisture, requirements and found this

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/herbs/msg071430178015.html

Thank you, also, for reminding to soak pots before planting in them. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2013 at 12:26pm

Amer, your cacti brighten my day, What a lovely way to get started. The yellows, fresh and bright, reminds me of the early morning, new beginnings, new tasks, a new day or job or friend. Yellow, to me, represents anything unfamiliar and new.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 30, 2013 at 12:16pm
Dallas, first, sorry I misspelled your name! My guess about the christmas cactus is water on the leaves and sun shine burn. Water and sun together. You said it wasn't in the sun, therefore, I don't know any other cause.
Goodness! that cactus is robust. I hope your friend discovers his secret. It sits in a doorway, therefore probably gets plenty of daft. It sits on terrazzo, whatever difference that makes. When/if you find out please be sure to share.
About soaking your pots, I have had to use the bathtub or shower at times. An overnight soak works, and I put a towel under the pots so I didn't have a mess to clean the tub.
Comment by A Former Member on March 30, 2013 at 8:33am

Amer, why does my christmas cactus look like this? It's not sunburn, I know.

And check this baby out. This is some kind of mammillaria that I saw at someone's home. He doesn't do too much to it, but it's grown so much it has split this pot. I'm so jealous. None of mine look like this. 

Comment by amer chohan on March 30, 2013 at 5:02am

Your wish is half fulfilled. They are on an astrophytum with few spines. Cactus can't do more than this.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 29, 2013 at 11:50am

I very much like those cactus flowers and all others like them. I just wish they were not on plants with spines.

Comment by Plinius on March 29, 2013 at 11:37am

I soak pots in a bucket - it works well.

Comment by amer chohan on March 29, 2013 at 11:24am

Sentinent, it is a pleasure to hear from you. Some Cactus flowers for you with wishes of fast recovery.

Comment by A Former Member on March 29, 2013 at 6:47am

Sentient has checked in with us already. He is doing fine. Go back some in the comments to see his post. 

Joan and Chris, thanks for all that info. I'll have to read more detailed later on, but I'm not sure I have any place to scrub them good or soak them, since I'm in a condo. I guess I can use a hose and wash them with soap and water, but can't really soak them anywhere. 

And no, I didn't know you were supposed to use a wet pot, but most of the time the root ball is pretty small compared to the pot size. 

Rosemary will grow down here and does well in the ground. The one in the herb bed does fine. The one in the pot looks funny, and it was in the area where it got watered by the sprinkler system twice a week, so should have plenty of water. 

 

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