Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

Peter Beiersdorfer - Growing Succulents from Seed

Peter Beiersdorfer will give a hands-on demonstration on how to grow cacti and other succulents from seed. He will discuss seed and soil preparation, germination, watering, dealing with pests, and re-potting. He will bring cactus and succulent seeds adapted for different growing conditions, so that everyone can try their hands in growing new plants. Much of the presentation will also be useful for keeping adult plants alive and healthy.

Peter will be bringing plants for sale.

Cactus:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Your oldest cactus
Succulents:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Something Special:         Open • Advanced • Novice  
Seedlings you have sown (or your choice)
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  

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