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Cacti Garden

Thinking about starting a cactus garden. Any suggestions on species and/or placement of them? Pictures would be helpful.

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Be prepared to have some way of covering them in the winter to keep frost off them. Also plant them near large stones or decorative masonary as the stones and concrete will gather heat and help kepp off frost. If you have children or critters try to find cacti without the spines that can cause damage to eyes and tender skin. Some spines are like bayonettes.

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One thing to remember when you planting cactus is the end with the pointy barbs goes up.

This is the first cactus i ever got, dug it up in New Mexico

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Cacti, Cacti gardens, and all related cacti related topics are NOT considered family friendly!!!
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I thought the non-pokey variety were.

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One thing to remember when you planting cactus is the end with the pointy barbs goes up.

This is the first cactus i ever got, dug it up in New Mexico

Wouldn't it be smarter and therefore safer to put the pointy parts in the ground?

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There should be a cactus farming forum.

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If nature calls while you are in the cactus field try to make it to the end of the row as opposed to squatting down among the cacti....that is my best offering......
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If nature calls while you are in the cactus field try to make it to the end of the row as opposed to squatting down among the cacti....that is my best offering......
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