Sticky Fingers

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Good growing so far

This year has been a good growing and germinating one for me so far. I've been sowing and sowig and the results are looking good. I even have run out of seeding pots so I'm not sure what I will do for the rest of the seeds that I have ordered and that I already have. I will have to find a creative solution.

The older seedlings are in growth and I have been working nearly every weekend to pot them up to larger trays so that they can continue to develop. Now I can feel the squeeze as I am running out of space. I need a new table to spread out more trays else I will have to hold back the plants that obviously want to achieve their potential.

Even the flowering is better than usual - perhaps because several seedlings have reached that stage of maturity - 3 to 4 years old and are now blooming for the first time. The Mamms mostly bloomed earlier in the year and now the Gymnos are coming into their own. Lots of buds and sevral blooms this weekend. The Copiapoa hypogea, the Gymnocactus gielsdorfianus, and the Turbinicarpus klinkerianus refuse to be left out, as they have been blooming regularly since January.

Mammillaria picta

Copiapoa hypogea

What I've been especially bad at is taking the photos and sharing them - even today when several Gymno flowers were opened, I thought about getting the camera... and then I forgot. But I had taken photos two days ago... all plants from the same seed pod but different shades of blooms

Gymnocalycium damsii v rotudulum


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