This is a macro video demonstrating how to remove the fruit and harvest the seeds from a cactus (Species is Mammillaria Haageana). This variety does bear edible fruit known as Chilitos, and I did taste it afterwards! A bit underripe, sour, no distinct flavors just yet..but not unpleasant!
Note: This is shot with a macro lens- objects on screen are much smaller in real life 😉 Watch in full screen for a good time 😉
If you see little ants on your succulents and other plants, stop and follow them…many ant species will lead you straight to a pile of mealybugs before you even notice them on your plants!
I shared a quick video on Instagram stories the other day of me scrolling through my spreadsheet that contains the names, dates, places, and more info about each plant I bring home. Turns out a lot of you also have your own spreadsheets working! Others were interested in starting one of their own, so I’ve made a blank public copy of mine to share with y’all.
It’s linked via Google Docs here.
All you have to do is open the link then click ‘File’ > ‘Make a Copy.’
This will save it to your own Gmail/Drive account.
You can also download it as an Excel file, etc. (‘File’ > ‘Download as’ …)
I refer back to this sheet daily to recall the name of a plant or the date or location I got it. I also include links to online resources about each plant and try to keep up with the rest of the data entry – Sun requirements, bloom time, hardiness, et al. You should add and remove columns from your copy to tailor it to your needs and start entering your collection!
I’ve finally sat down and banged out a page of the items I reach for the most around my potting station when working with cacti and succulents. I’ll keep it updated as long as y’all keep asking what I use, and please drop me a comment about what you use so I can share it with everyone else and try it out too!
Another video demonstration! This time, we’re talking about wetting our plants. What you need to know about watering your succulents in different potting situations, and most importantly, when NOT to water!
Welcome to my porch! I’m so glad people wanted to see it! Here’s a casual video tour of what I’ve got going on out here. Make yourself at home and have a look around!
Today is a good day! The sun came out for a while and I got my order from Fairyblooms.com in the mail…now that’s how to start a week strong!
How to pot up your succulents, with tips on which varieties to place together. Also includes my homemade succulent potting soil ‘recipe,’ my declaration of love for pumice, and other advice for my fellow pot-head friends 😀
Demoing with an Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg – Answers to most of your questions about propagating succulents by leaf including: how to pluck them, when to water them, and how to pot them up! Feel free to leave follow up questions and ideas for future vids.