Gardening Ideas forum: Moving cacti from one pot to another without pain

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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Sep 12, 2017 11:16 PM CST
Use an empty plastic pot about the same size as your cactus plant. Put it over the plant, squeeze gently and move the cactus out of one container into another without getting pricklies all over your hands. Please use gloves for this maneuver. Sticking tongue out Is pricklies a word? Blinking
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Name: greene
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greene
Sep 13, 2017 9:20 AM CST
Yes, pricklies is definitely a word; you just invented it. Thumbs up
Yours is a good idea. I had been using large tongs, like a person would use when turning slabs of ribs on the grill, but yours is a much better idea. Thumbs up Thank You!
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Sep 13, 2017 10:42 AM CST
Thank you Greene - I also keep duct tape nearby when handling prickly plants nodding
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Sep 13, 2017 10:52 AM CST
Good idea for when this kind of cactus situation comes up. In the past, I've only used towels...
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Sep 13, 2017 10:57 AM CST
I have used oven mitts before but they are very clumsy and cumbersome. And it's hard to get the pricklies out of the mitts Thumbs down
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 13, 2017 1:52 PM CST
Is pricklies a word? Blinking
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What a good and simple idea. I've potted up hundreds of cacti and never did it like that. Yes, pricklies is a word in my opinion! Smiling

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Sep 13, 2017 1:53 PM CST
I've used rolled up newspapers to hold the pricklies. Then I can toss them. I used to use leather gloves, but it was impossible to get the pricklies out of them.
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Sep 20, 2017 9:17 AM CST
Yes in dee dee ! Karen 😁 3 or 4 layers of news paper. No broken spines on cati.
Also ! No gloves, spines get in gloves, and the one you miss getting out, will find you someday. Ouch ! Son of a kisteriser 😭😭😭

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