Can You Grow Cactus in Compost Only? [We Did It – Experiment]
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Can You Grow Cactus in Compost Only? [We Did It – Experiment]

Several newbie gardeners have asked if they can use pure compost in their cacti plants. To provide an actual answer, I performed a 60-day experiment of growing cacti using compost as the only planting medium. Growing cactus in compost only harm cactus growth. An experiment conducted on cacti shows brownish-yellow burnt spots on the stem…

What is Horticultural Grit? [A Gardener’s Best Friend!]

What is Horticultural Grit? [A Gardener’s Best Friend!]

Horticultural Grit can be a gardener’s best friend in preventing compact and waterlogged soil! How does one use them effectively? Finally, is it horticultural grit or is it horticultural sand? Horticultural Grit is composed of crushed rocks, mainly silica, limestone, quartzite, or a few others. Such stones are 1) extracted from the ground, 2) crushed,…

Do Cacti Need Fertilizer? When? How?[Experiment With Photos]
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Do Cacti Need Fertilizer? When? How?[Experiment With Photos]

Feed your cacti plants wrong, and you’ll end up killing them. Despite my years of experience, I decided to help educate gardeners about feeding cactus with a 36-days long experiment on cactus fertilization. The results are just amazing! The rule of thumb, potted cacti need to be fertilized a maximum of twice a year with…