Thursday, May 07, 2020

2020 sowing part 7: Results after one month

Hello again. Another short post about the sowing results up to now. This time after 5 weeks or, let's call it a month!

From now on I'll post the results only each month. Don't worry! I'll still post other stuff about cacti. ;-) A couple of my plants are flowering right now and I know the rule: pics or it didn't happen!

SoortSeeds1 w2 w3 w4 w1 m2 m3 m4 m
Acanthocalycium thionanthum4002222
Euphorbia platyclada2000000
Lophophora fricii3014555
Lophophora williamsii4027151617
Maihuenia poeppigii600000
Monilaria moniliformis451421232321
Oroya borchersii3002333
Sulcorebutia arenacea40014141315
Tephrocactus geometricus300000
Trichocereus pascana3008101010
Trichocereus peruvianus300891010.

Now let's take a quick look at the results. The success rate is definitely lower than in the previous years, but let's see the survival rate after one year. The gravel might give the seedlings a little benefit. From my experience, all the normal germinating species (all but Tephrocactus and Maihuenia) should be done with germinating. This means that I still can't make Euphorbia seeds germinate and this pisses me off a little. They say the seeds must be fresh, and I believe these were fresh, but there must be something that I do (or don't do) that causes the 0. If anyone knows the magical method, please contact me.

That's it for today. See ya next time!