Sterilizing soil and starting Astrophytum asterias seeds – Microwave and plastic bag methods

Sterilizing soil and starting Astrophytum asterias seeds - Microwave and plastic bag methods

I ordered some Astrophytum asterias seeds a couple of months ago and I’m finally potting them up! I wanted to go the extra mile and sterilize the soil in the microwave, and pots in bleach water, because there are some special varieties I really want to succeed.

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Edithcolea grandis: Post freeze repair ‘Persian Carpet Flower’

An orange cat named Melvin observing my Edithcolea cuttings

My Edithcolea grandis had a little trouble dealing with life in the garage during the freeze mid-January. I had a heater on but it still got down to about 45ºF / 7ºC for a couple days. And I didn’t water her so she got a bit stressed. No worries though, we’re going to fix her up and take cuttings! Also: Bonus cat Melvin makes a surprise appearance 😅

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Overwintering and Grow Lights for Succulents – new sections added to the ebook and online version of The Succulent Manual

I’m stoked to announce I just finished adding two BIG sections to the ebook and online version of The Succulent Manual! Overwintering and Grow Lights, both under Chapter 4: Regional Tips.

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