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starling1

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Two new fruiting succulent/ cacti setups
« on: May 22, 2015, 03:09:05 AM »

Big day, finished both sets. Took me about 5 hours straight to mix the soil to fill the raised bed, which contains my opuntia collection. The mix I crreated from biochar, pearlite, vermiculite, very sandy topsoil, and peat moss.








The epiphyllum  hanging frame is made out out cut to length galvanised steel posts held together by T-Joints and simply threaded Galv hooks to hang the pots from. This grove contains Tyalgum purple exclusively, which bears purple fleshed fruits as large as dragonfruit.








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Re: Two new fruiting succulent/ cacti setups
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 03:43:28 AM »
Wow thats really impressive! Thanks fro sharing Starling:)
I will be interested to see how everything does.
I hope you dont mind me stealing some ideas ha ha ;D
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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Re: Two new fruiting succulent/ cacti setups
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 04:01:36 AM »
Wow thats really impressive! Thanks fro sharing Starling:)
I will be interested to see how everything does.
I hope you dont mind me stealing some ideas ha ha ;D

I can't believe I didn't think of the galvanized trellis thing before. So simple; all you have to do is concrete in the posts and join it together. I have made one for a hanging vegetable garden too using topsy turvy pots.

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Re: Two new fruiting succulent/ cacti setups
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 05:14:36 AM »
Wow thats really impressive! Thanks fro sharing Starling:)
I will be interested to see how everything does.
I hope you dont mind me stealing some ideas ha ha ;D

I can't believe I didn't think of the galvanized trellis thing before. So simple; all you have to do is concrete in the posts and join it together. I have made one for a hanging vegetable garden too using topsy turvy pots.
Its a very clever idea I suppose the best ideas are most often simple!
Im thinking I can grow tenfold the strawberries I do now and easy to cover with a bird net ;D
And for other plants I could easily cover with a frost cloth.
Main advantage is being away from my dogs clumsy paws they also have an affinity for doing their business on my produce >:(
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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