What To Do When Your Hardy Succulent Plant Plugs Arrive: umm... So they all require different potting mixes? Even when they grow up?

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What To Do When Your Hardy Succulent Plant Plugs Arrive

By valleylynn
June 11, 2011

Now that you have ordered your hardy succulents grown as plugs, you need to prepare for when they arrive. This is a great way to increase your collection of hardy succulents at a much reduced price. Here are the easy steps to healthy plants from plugs.

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oldrose1
Jun 25, 2011 2:48 PM CST
OK. This was probably discussed but I have missed it-
What is the potting mix so I can make it?
I use a local nursery potting mix, which has grit added, but no moisture gel/crystal/ whatever. I would never use the mircale gro moisture cntrol with these- they'd rot. I use a 4 in square pot all reused from last year or before, but washed & then rinsed with water with bleach.
I usually add vermiculite. What else?
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jun 25, 2011 6:56 PM CST
Sounds like your on the right track oldrose with the mix you have. Sounds like it drains fast. And you are right, sure don't want anything with the moisture gel/crystals.

Everyone has their own favorite mix for semsp. The important thing is that it won't compact and become hard and that it drains well.

Can't wait to see photos of your semps all planted up when you get them. Thumbs up

oldrose1
Jun 25, 2011 11:17 PM CST
Oh no! Someone has expectations of me. I can screw anything up - any time any where! Now I AM worried!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 25, 2011 11:31 PM CST
Ahhh, come on oldrose. We know you can do it. Big Grin
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dahtzu
Jul 11, 2011 11:52 AM CST
Hi, new here and from what I'm reading, I'm less than new with "Hen & Chicks" (this is the only name I've ever heard any of these beauties called.) I love everyone I've seen and would absolutely love having a special garden full. I know squat about them but have them planted in several locations in my flowers. Please tell me the best place to purchase, best soil, and location for planting. I am totally hooked on something I know nothing about.
Thank you
Faye
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 11, 2011 8:22 PM CST
Here you go dahtzu. Hope this helps, many of us have used these nurseries. They are reputable and have a wonderful variety of plants.
Welcome to a growing community of Sempaholics. Whistling We seek no treatment for the condition. Big Grin


The thread "Nursery: Youngs Garden Center" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "Nursery: Squaw Mountain" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum

The thread "Nursery: Perennial Obsession" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "Nursery: Mountaincrest Gardens" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
The thread "Nursery: Edelweiss Perennials" in Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Irises Region: United States of America
Daylilies Dog Lover Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina Lilies
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dahtzu
Jul 13, 2011 10:30 AM CST
Great big thank you Lynn.
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Irises Region: United States of America
Daylilies Dog Lover Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina Lilies
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dahtzu
Jul 13, 2011 10:49 AM CST
Wow! can't get enough. lol I think these Semps are like oxygen, once you have it, can't do without it.
Wish I had more patience and shopped before ordering, could have saved .75 each on most of my ordered plugs.
Oh well, live & learn. Now back to another link. Looking for the right soil. Thank you Lynn
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 13, 2011 8:45 PM CST
You make me smile Faye, I love your enthusiasm. Just want to let you know many collectors do plant trades. It is a way of getting plants for the cost of postage. Great way to increase your collection. : )
Henderson, NC (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Irises Region: United States of America
Daylilies Dog Lover Garden Ideas: Level 2 Region: North Carolina Lilies
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dahtzu
Jul 14, 2011 2:15 PM CST
I'm hooked and will be looking for plant trades.
Thank you Lynn for all your help.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 14, 2011 9:33 PM CST
If you don't have semps to trade, many are willing to trade for other garden plants you may have.

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