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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:37 pm 
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I bought several leaves of cacti the other day. I didn't really know how to fix it. So I up my saddle on the internet and found out. You get a potato peeler and get all the thorns off. Have to watch your fingers, but it is pretty easy. Then after you get that done you put those in boiling water for 10 minutes. cool of course...and use like in eggs, stews, etc. Now don't ask me where I found this recipe, until I have keep in in my recipes. The cacti itself is pretty bland, so you have to use it with other ingriedients. And it freezes well too.

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 Post subject: Re: cacti
PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:08 pm 
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That cactus might be hardy where you are, and you can root the pads you buy at the grocery store if they are in good shape (I have lots of plants that came from the produce section).

A trick for dealing with the spines is to singe them off on the BBQ, similar to searing peppers for peeling.

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 Post subject: Re: cacti
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:39 am 
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No cacti wouldn't last outside in wintertime. We get below freezing weather. But I could put them in a container and bring them into sheltered area in winter, maybe that would keep them alive. Thanks for the tip.

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 Post subject: Re: cacti
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:43 am 
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ginny wrote:
No cacti wouldn't last outside in wintertime. We get below freezing weather. But I could put them in a container and bring them into sheltered area in winter, maybe that would keep them alive. Thanks for the tip.


Ginny there are quite a few cacti that can live under snow in the winter. Freezing temps are not death to all cacti.

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 Post subject: Re: cacti
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:27 am 
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Next time I'm in the store I'll snag a good looking leaf and try planting it. NOTHING ventured NOTHING GAINED.. And when we when to the Riddle's elephant sanctuary, which is about 1 hour from us, this past Saturday I saw prickly pear cacti on the grounds and so it must survive around these part all year long. If I can get it to start I already know where I'm going to put it. AM I excited or what!!!!

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