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    D'awww Baby Cacti

    I started some cactus seeds a few weeks ago and I've had 10 germinate so far. The seeds came from a mixed pack, so I don't know what these are yet. I just wanted to show the new babies.

    Cactus Seedling

    Cactus Seedlings

    Edit: The seedling on the left in the second picture looks just like a saguaro seedling. Fingers crossed!
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    Nice! I got a bunch from mixed seed packets last summer/fall to germinate. Unfortunately I kept forgetting to keep them moist so they went kaput.
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    I don't spray them that often. I got one of those windowsill greenhouse trays that comes with the peat pellets. I took the peat pellets out and filled the tray with my own cactus soil mix. I poked a few holes in the plastic top for circulation. It stays plenty moist and humid in there. I spray them maybe once every two weeks. I'm up to ten seedlings now and there's at least one new seedling each day. I'm guessing I have a germination rate around 45% right now, which isn't too bad considering I have no idea how old those seeds are or how they were being stored.

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    Yeah it got to maybe once or twice a month LOL. I guess I was too focused on the cp's...
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    Aww so cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpsammich View Post
    Aww so cute
    Thank you. I find myself opening the lid a few times a day to look at them. These are the first interesting thing that I've grown from seed.

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    Those look like they are coming along great. Do all of the seedlings look the same at this point or are you starting to see some variations within the group. I have a soft spot for seed auctions and end up going for the mixed bags for fun.

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    Thanks! At this point I see two distinct shapes in the seedlings that germinated first. The rest are too small to tell. There are 12 or so right now.

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