Saturday 31 March 2018
Friday 30 March 2018
Here are some more of the seedlings raised from Mammillaria Society seed sown in 2016. Please also see 12th February 2018.
Two more Mammillaria schiedeana giselae.
Looking different at two years old.
These are still in the pots in which they were sown and have not been watered this year yet.
Thursday 29 March 2018
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Tuesday 27 March 2018
Now for sowing.
Some succulent seed is like dust, for example, Lithops but Mammillaria seed is easy to see.
Seed from the Mammillaria Society.
Carefully tipped onto folded paper.
Even more carefully tip the seeds into the pot using the folded paper as a guide to spread the seeds out evenly.
Then spray to wash the seed between the gravel.
Into the tray.
Top on and off to the propagator.
Monday 26 March 2018
The weather is better this weekend so I can go ahead with sowing seeds.
I use 5.5 cm pots.
Which fit nicely into a seed tray.
The seed tray has a cover.
I will also need a spray.
I use my normal compost mix which is John Innes based but remove any large lumps.
I add a thin layer of gravel on top.