Fig. 3

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Fig. 3 Seeds just sown in individual pots, with silver sand sprinkled lightly on top, and with tall labels to prevent the polythene bag collapsing

Fig. 6

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Fig. 6 14-month-old cactus seedlings (Astrophytum) in a pot with small grit on the soil surface, ready for pricking out

Fig. 5

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Fig. 5 14-month-old seedlings of a very slow-growing genus, Ariocarpus, in a seed tray with wire hoops and grit on the surface. Note the ideal deep green colour of the seedlings with a little purple - David Quail

Fig. 4

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ig. 4 Seed trays with thin metal hoops supporting polythene bags, tightly sealed with freezer-ties, in a propagator with warming cables below

Fig. 2

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Fig. 2 Seeds tipped into a small lid for easy handling, with a tiny screwdriver, moistened at the tip to enable a seed to be picked up and pressed into the compost

Fig. 7

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Fig. 7 A mixed sowing of succulent seeds (Lithops) sown in a margarine container (with holes made in the bottom) and with a closed plastic dome covering it

Fig. 8

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Fig. 8 The mixed Lithops sowing as in Fig. 7, at 8 weeks old, showing the plastic strip and label dividers and the silver sand on the surface which is helping to keep moss and algae at bay and deter sciarid flies