I picked up a packet of cactus and succulent seeds walking through Fleet Farm thinking that might be fun for dish gardens. Cactus are so pricey and last year we had record drought and heat. All that global warning don't you know. Using the coffee filter germination technique (or magic) I had pretty good results.
Of course, this year central Wisconsin has been magically transported to the Arctic Circle, hence whistling tundra swans and Arctic snow owls. (What next polar bears?) After raining buckets today and Thursday's forecast. I'm not sure cactii are a good choice, but seeds don't know there is 5 inches of snow forecast for Thursday. (Nor do the plants in my grow rooms!)
|My high tech labeling system shows the estimated 30 days germination time to be fairly accurate. The date is 2/28. |
FLASH WEATHER UPDATE: We will now have vicious thunder and lightning for a couple hours before we return you to your regularly scheduled winter weather.