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#1639788 Cacti Thread

Posted by Orekoc on 27 June 2019 - 05:20 PM

Thanks U)<now.


I can't remember the name of the technique, but what I do is put the potting mix in , then an inch(there abouts) layer of grit, then the cutting, then more grit on the sides of the cutting to hold it in place.  Water as usual.  The cutting senses the moist mix below, but isn't sitting in it, so it sends out roots to the moisture.  The grit drys out, so it doesn't rot the cutting.  Works for rooting easily rottable cuttings.


My mom accidentally used that technique to root a saguaro. Her's rotted, so she cut the top half off, that wasn't rotted, and placed it on some gravel in her garden.  Threw out the bottom part and never got around to throwing out the top part.  It rooted in place.  She had been told that you couldn't root saguaros.

#1639627 Crossing Peppers and the genetics of getting to "stabilization"

Posted by Orekoc on 26 June 2019 - 09:12 PM

Also remember that these are mathematical odds.  Doesn't mean that will happen in real life.  Also, if you save seed for 10 generations from a single plant each generation, and the plant you select is heterozygous in each generation (it can happen) then you still won't have a stabilized variety.


You might like to read this book, to help understand what it takes to breed and stabilize a new plant variety : Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener’s and Farmer’s Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving, 2nd Edition by Carol Deppe.

#1635187 June is Mod Appreciation Month

Posted by Orekoc on 01 June 2019 - 11:42 PM

Well, we'll need their addresses for that.


It only takes a minute to show your appreciation.  Although some call it indecent exposure.


Truly, you folks to a great job.  Thank you ever so much.  But I do think Pookie should be included in that thanks!





The mod team... not new anymore! Been almost a year (not quite) but they have kept the place running smoothly.


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#1634841 Whiteflies? Fungal disease? Something is wrong...

Posted by Orekoc on 30 May 2019 - 01:42 PM

Solid will correct me if I'm wrong (and I'm wrong, like, a lot), but most liquid dish washing soaps aren't really a soaps, they are a detergent.  We just call them soaps, as detergents are associated with washing clothes.  At least here in the USA.  Not sure what the rest of the world thinks.  I've never been able to get them all to answer my questions. :drooling:

#1634839 🎖️ Memorial Day Special - Who We Helped!

Posted by Orekoc on 30 May 2019 - 01:39 PM

I think it is.  It was still on yesterday.


PM Pookie to be sure.

I assume this is no longer going on, right?


#1634838 Purple UFO flower/pepper variation

Posted by Orekoc on 30 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

Having never grown it, I can't offer any advice.  Sounds fun though.  I'd save seed from the different plants, noting the differences.  I'm sure you could use that seed in trades here.  Especially if the seed is isolated.

Best of luck.

#1634823 Bhuter 2019

Posted by Orekoc on 30 May 2019 - 11:58 AM

Those look great Adam.  Weird how the purple color's intensity is changing as the plant grows.

#1634749 Lawrence family farms

Posted by Orekoc on 29 May 2019 - 09:59 PM

I had very good germination rates with his seeds!  Plus extras.

#1634672 Deolater 2019

Posted by Orekoc on 29 May 2019 - 12:35 PM

The Purple Bhut X Primo, from what I can tell, the purple is a dominate gene, so once you are passed the F1 generation (seeds from the original cross) the green plants will start popping up.  Seed from the green plants should never produce purple plants.  Without a lot of luck, or careful planning and testing, seeds from the purple plants may produce green plants for generations down the line. There is only a 25% chance that seeds from the purple plants will be true for the purple gene and only produce purple plants.  The fun of dominate genes.


I started some Reaper x Lemon Drop and Primo x Lemon drop and got purple plants.  So either they were crossed with a purple plant, or the seed got mixed up.  I'm growing all of those out to see what I get.


I'll get off the pedantic horse now. ;)

#1634603 Bhuter 2019

Posted by Orekoc on 28 May 2019 - 11:40 PM

Doesn't look like any blue berries I've seen.


These are more like what I'm used to seeing around here.


#1634577 🎖️ Memorial Day Special - Who We Helped!

Posted by Orekoc on 28 May 2019 - 08:31 PM

This is most helpful Pookie.  And you are kind to do this.


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If you don't know the email, choose print and the invoice with code will be in Client Area >> Purchases.
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#1634574 Bigcedar 2019

Posted by Orekoc on 28 May 2019 - 08:26 PM

Nice snake!

#1634567 Bhuter 2019

Posted by Orekoc on 28 May 2019 - 07:19 PM

Hey Bhuter, upsetting I'm sure, but it sounds pretty nifty to me.  Well have to talk about cuttings this fall.


I didn't grow any out of the red or brown ones this year.  Wonder if they were crossed?  Mass grow next year!


I'm a little upset with this one, but then again, it may be a blessing in disguise. This is the F3 of Black Naga x Peri Peri brown pod. As you can see, this plant is purple. The closest purple last year was PDN x 7 Pot Caramel F1. So it's probably crossed with that.


#1634509 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Orekoc on 28 May 2019 - 11:40 AM

The F2 grow out from that plant might provide better ideas as to the cross.  Grow hundreds of them Devv!

Theres really no telling! I had them all spaced 4 apart but by July it was an intermingled jungle. I can only assume by the upright nature, maybe Charapita or Cerezo!


#1634508 Growing Chiles in HEL - 2019

Posted by Orekoc on 28 May 2019 - 11:38 AM

Well, don't dwell on all the things you don't have.  Think of all the things you do have that we don't here in the USA.


Best of luck.