This is a bonus post to show and tell the backstory to the garden featured in my latest video ‘How to Build a Cacti and Succulent Garden.‘
We moved to our new house in the summer of 2016. Not long after I settled in, I was given some big prickly pear pads from a lovely local Houstonian who has an amazing xeriscaped front yard. Seeing her accomplishment flourish inspired me to try my hand at a much smaller-scaled cacti garden.
Continue… “Succulent and cacti garden progress in Houston, Texas”
Today I’m showing you a (sped-up) demo of how to repot a big sharp cactus without getting pricked (too much). Continue… “How to Repot a Big Sharp Cactus”
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Today we’re talkin’ dirty! Here’s a video demo showing how and what I use to make a high drainage mix for cacti and succulents.
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Growing cacti from seed is easy and rewarding! It takes patience and a few guidelines to start cactus seeds.
Continue… “Video Demo: Starting cacti from seeds”
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!
Continue… “Video: How to Harvest Seeds from Cactus Fruit”