Thursday, August 20, 2009

First Update of the growing season:

It is still officially winter here in Sydney, spring starts in a little under 2 weeks, but is has been warmer than expected especially during the day. Recent days are between 19 – 27 deg which equates to about 21 – 30 in the grow room.
First pictures of the season; this one took my eye whilst watering so I decided to take a few shots. It has developed a nice orange colour and lustre on skin.

Astrophytum Myriostigma Cv Kohyo "Orange"


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Winter almost over

Winter is almost over now and the grafts look to have survived. It wasn't particularly cold this season with night time temperatures getting to a low of 4deg in the grow room. Some of them are showing some minor marks on the skin and one has slight splitting at the bottom of the stem. I think from over watering.

They are all just starting to wake up and come out of dormancy. I can see new growth on several of them which is a good sign. At the beginning of spring I will post some updated photographs from the winter period, even though not a great deal has changed.