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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Basic how to on sowing, and growing cactus from seed. If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask. I will try to answer as best as I can. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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24 Comments

  • GroovyFlamingo93 4 years ago

    is the pot going to be in? the bag for 3 months without watering?

  • Carmen Marroquin 4 years ago

    Is there any way to save the seedlings? if a bit of mold begins to cover the topsoil?

  • AL Punt 4 years ago

    Live in Spain. Have a Cactus I don’t know the name of, it has a red non-spiky cap. It sprouts seed pods that look like peppers. They have 20 + seeds in.Haven’t done all you advise, will try now, mine have been in Cactus compost, blotting paper and in? a garden over 6 months now. Have put them in whole or emptied pods. Nothing has sprouted, do I assume they’ve died. Let’s face it they grow in nature with know attention so I would’ve thought a few would’ve survived? Any thoughts/advice?
    Cheers AL

  • AlMoxtar 4 years ago

    Most welcome. Counter intuitively, plants that grow in harsh conditions are among the most fragile. Alpine plants for example, are? difficult to start from seeds.

  • David Diemert 4 years ago

    Interesting. Thank you for? your reply. It makes a lot more sense now.

  • AlMoxtar 4 years ago

    When you have many thousands of seeds you can just? sow and a handful will grow despite the conditions, some seeds will even bide their time. That’s why they don’t literally cover their natural habitats. But when you have a limited amount of seeds (and time) you want conditions that are as close to optimum as possible to ensure a success rate that’s unnatural, and optimal growth.
    Incidentally, you’ll be creating optimum conditions for fungus and other blights, hence microwaving and plastic bags.

  • thee jeff 4 years ago

    3.5 months is up- out of the? bag. how often/much should i water them?

  • Breeder333 4 years ago

    The dude? is righy, just do as he says and you will get good results

  • David Diemert 4 years ago

    I don’t get how your directions could work. I totally believe that your directions are really good for growing cactus but I just wonder why. Could you help me with my questions?

    Because in the wild, cactus grow 1. without microwaves 2. without coconut soil 3. without humidity, let alone plastic bags and 4. and has PLENTY of? sunlight throughout it’s whole lifecycle (so how could sunlight be to strong for seedlings?)

  • So the soil keeps moist inside the bag,? right?

  • featheredfan 4 years ago

    This is a great demonstration video! I liked it and I will subscribe.
    Last year we germinated five flats of Texas Horse Crippler. I will? be collecting more seeds in about another month. Thanks

  • purpledahlia82 4 years ago

    Thanks for the vid. I bought a mini dunecraft cactus kit. They said not to water it so I didn’t and nothing happened until I started to finally water the seeds. I have only seen activity from one seed but thanks for pointing out it can take months to get them started. I don’t have space for a special growing area but I will? do what I can and watch for a red cactus

  • Anne Reade 4 years ago

    When I have the seeded pot in the plastic bag where is the best place to keep it? In sunlight? In dark place? In warm or hot place. Should I keep them in my green house? on a shelf or under to keep out of direct sunlight?

  • Breeder333 4 years ago

    Could 35% h2o2 replace the use of a microwave for keeping soil clean? I haven’t used a microwave in almost 10yrs and don’t? even own one.

  • Peter F. 4 years ago

    I just started my first batch of seedlings. I did my soil differently. I use the DE that I can get form walmart for pretty cheap. I use it in my regular cacti mix as well with good results. I have been growing for a few years, and just undertook my first batch of seedlings. after one week I have gotten C. gigantea to come up so far. I did lots of others. I am using modified baggie method with containers but I have? to mist them. I check mine twice a day.. So far seems to be working…

  • thee jeff 4 years ago

    after the 3 months, how often? do you water them?

  • psdteach 4 years ago

    Thank you so so much I vote ty agien god bless? you helpful video

  • PlantzNThings 4 years ago

    Great Video my friend :)? Your so right about forgetting when you plant seeds… i rarely label mine yet i ALWAYS regret it later… lol.. When will i ever learn 🙂

  • Nomadic Medhunter 4 years ago

    awesome video dude, I got some? seeds…now I guess I will have to wait a while to do it

  • Trippnhippie 4 years ago

    Great! thanks for the reply. I seen your videos you have? some really nice and? healthy looking cactus’s. You’ve inspired me to start growing now that i know its possible from the UK 😀

  • ChannelFadge 4 years ago

    Im growing san pedro from seed in the uk, I used this guys vids? to start them off and it worked great

  • Trippnhippie 4 years ago

    Hey there, great video. Just a quick question. Is it possible to grow? peyote or San Pedro Cacti from seed in the UK?
    Thanks
    Peace

  • muddymermaid 4 years ago

    how do? you water them when they are in a zip lock bag. and when is the best season to sow the seeds?

  • Marco Adriano 4 years ago

    does that mean when u take the seedling out of the bag you have to keep it wet? until it’s big enough to withstand the dry soil?