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by kennyso on July 29, 2006 04:16 PM
I've got three chicks and stuck them in garden soil, haven't watered them since (two weeks with a couple of drops of rain, its under the picnic table) and the outer leaves seem to tur n yellow and limp so I peel them off and stick the small stem thing back into the soil, they are starting to open up and the outer petals are turning yellow again. I am going to get a few more chicks tomorrow morning (before the heat comes in) nad I'm going o see what I can do). ANy sugestions?

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by Triss on July 29, 2006 04:45 PM
I did pretty much the same thing with mine. I do water them though and they did turn yellowish at first but then perked right up and have done very well since.

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by kennyso on July 30, 2006 01:00 AM
Thanks Triss, did you water them from the bottom or the top? I've never tried hens and chicks before, so forgive me if my questions sound a bit, stupid; bear with me please!

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by tkhooper on July 30, 2006 01:28 AM
Did you say you had them in the shade? I think most I've seen have been in the sun.

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by Triss on July 30, 2006 06:45 AM
I have mine in a full sun area surrounding my stepping stones and they get watered from the top with my hand water wand, I just kinda wave it over once or twice so the ground looks damp.

Here is the place where they were planted, along with a bunch of other succulents.
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by kennyso on July 30, 2006 11:49 AM
Thanks for your help, I'm going to move the small pot to full sun. I changed the soil too, emptied everything out onto the grass and put in new soil. Hear there's a severe thunderstorm coming our way (gv't issued a warning) so I plan to put it back under the table again when the first few droplets come. Didn't get a chance to pick new ones today, I got too lazy and well...I'll keep you guys posted on their progress.

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