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Put the Catts out...

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    I decided to try putting my Catts outside for a little while. This is something I have never done before because I have no greenhouse, and little appropriate space. But I cleared off the patio table and pushed it into a shady corner, and, well, we will see what happens. At least it will make watering easier, but I'll have to snatch them back in when the Santa Ana winds start up or else I'll bet they'll be crispy!
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    Diane,
    You will get 'spoiled' having them outside to water ,and dread bringing them back in ! I think you will find they like it better outside,too. Be on the lokout for creepy crawlies that might want to dine on them. Great looking plants !

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    Diane, you are seriously in need of spece... send them to me Actually on second thoughts I don't want to get in trouble with Quarantine so...

    Those plants look so green and healthy. So, when does Santa Ana arrive and how cold is she?

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    Santa Ana winds usually start in late September. They are HOT winds, off the Mojave (pronounced Mow Ha Vey) desert in Southern California. They can gust up to 70 mph where I live, and have about 5% humidity - so that's how the plants would get crispy!

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    Bet your Catts will love it outside!

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    oh I see... a hot saint aye... only ever met the cool ones

    Could trays of water help or maybe other plants like bromeliads around the place? That way you won't be carting them babies in and out of the place...

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    They certainly healthy and happy plants. But they are bit crowded/too close to each other IMO. Ditto what Gilda said, keep an eye on them for crawlies and after a heavy rain. I hope you don't have rains like we have here, or that kind of setup is a good invitation to rot.

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    Well, we don't get rain here until end of winter. That means that we won't have any rain until December, maybe not till January. (Where I live we usually only get around 9" a year) So I am not too worried about too moist. But I can't spread them out more, because that is all the table there is! I could buy some shelves (Or have Wolf and Joe come out) but then I would not have room for all of them inside during the winter! It's a quandry - I've been thinking about adding some grow shelves and lights in my home office.. maybe.... Say, Wolf - do you and Joe do indoor shelves??? Then maybe I could do both indoor and outdoor....

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    I used to put my Cat outside for a bit in the evening, but we have these vile earwigs that crawled into it's pot. I stabbed the nasty thing and haven't done it since.

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    We could do indoor shelves. You might just go to a box store and see what they have ready made.

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