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Winter test 2003: Individual participant card
Nr. 002  Dan Skibsted
DENMARK ~ Esbjerg


Cultivation and Mail Sale
of Cacti and Succulents.

Landscape: the North Sea beach at 100 meters from where I live
Site http://www.geocities.com/danskibsted/uk
I live in a small suburb to the city of Esbjerg

Latitude 55.52N and longitude 8.35E.

I am situated only a few hundred meters from the north sea (see the landscape photo) which gives me some quite mild winters compared to the rest of Denmark.

During the wintertime the temperatures rarely goes below 15C. I expect temperatures below 0C from October until early May.


The greenhouse
Cactus collection
The test plants.
August 08 2003:
The test plants just repotted  ( but the two Sclerocactus was forwarded and repotted on April 2003)
September 09 2003:
I have bad news for you. Today I saw that one of my pediocactus grafts was dead; All the other plants are looking very good. 
April 24 2003 Hi Valentino,
Here is a picture of the winter test plant in flower. 1 of my pedio's died last summer, so I have only tested 1. You sent me a schlerocactus instead, so I have tested 1 pedio and 2 schlero. 
I have kept them like this during the winter: 1 pedio and 1 schlero in my unheated greenhouse. Minimum temperature -5.
and 1 schlero in the garden. Minimum temperature  -11 C
All plants look very nice now, so I think that they have made it through the wintertime.   Dan


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