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Offline Wakinyan

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Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« on: November 22, 2017, 06:05:27 PM »
I mix up my water soluble fertilizers like so until I get a nice muddy green color. I then simply let my cacti sit in this for a few hours undiluted or if i a bog-ponic stage then they sit in this continually, but I will dilute it out to a light muddy green color. Its not hydroponics as I keep the soil mixture and my soil is enriched with bone meal and blood meal so that gives another source of nutrition in addition to the liquid fertilizers.

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 07:22:05 PM »
It seems to work
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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 01:10:34 AM »
It definitely works for me Stonehenge. I have several hundred seedlings I've been growing like this for a while. I have seedlings in cups grown this way, grafted specimens as you can see grown this way, and larger cacti grown this way as well.

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 08:02:50 AM »
I just removed this group from the water. So, you can get a good idea for how long these sat in this deep of water...

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 08:05:10 AM »
These others have been sitting in approximately this much water give or take for months.

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 05:51:12 PM »
I never knew you could put cactus cuttings into water and leave them like that
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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 09:50:12 PM »
You can grow cacti hydroponically without any soil. My method simply adds soil.
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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 03:57:42 PM »
Thought you guys might like a little update of the ones still in the bog since last post.

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 10:27:30 PM »
just such a beautiful thread. succulents before coffee

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 12:23:20 AM »
Another thing I like about bog-ponics Judih is it makes it easier to trigger this kind of reaction

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2017, 06:27:22 PM »
You set your cuttings in water and they root but don't rot? It makes sense, its like hydro.
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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2017, 06:36:13 PM »
Yes, bog-ponics is just like hydro only with soil added. This one is seed grown on its own roots so it doesn't count as a cutting, but it seems to be doing fine just the same.

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Winter frost damage.... means plant more seeds in the bog?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 04:06:29 PM »
And this cold damage has prompted me to plant 1000 + more freak seeds for grafting.

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2018, 11:57:55 PM »
cold - insidious cold
nothing stops a man with a mission

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Re: Bog-ponics and winter fertilizing
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2018, 06:31:26 PM »
Temperature culling performed again since last post. Many more plants and cacti seedlings lost. I'm  more than happy with those that made it. I'll try to get some pictures updated before too much longer to show the damage as well as those that were strong enough to take a hit and not even sweat it.