One bud so far and back at the mechanics

Midland, Michigan
October 13, 2020 12:37pm CST
I noticed this week my Christmas cactus now has one lonely bud which is pink. I've got to step up my weekly watering. I have yet to have the whole plant bloom at once; I think because I forget to water it often enough. So, we'll see how it does and I'll update you if I get more blooms. On another note I'm at my mechanics again seeing why my traction lights keep going on and off. I hear the speed sensor is also nearby and that may be the actual problem. I don't want to worry about driving in the winter so getting it taken care of maybe today depending on cost and time. I'm also off on a partial vacation this week. I'm cleaning windows but not cashiering so might see you more.
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@LadyDuck (307029)
• Switzerland
14 Oct
I am glad that you have a partial vacation, you can relax a bit and have more time for your personal stuff.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Oct
We've been trying to get more window jobs done and then I either take a nap or start supper on the grill
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@LadyDuck (307029)
• Switzerland
15 Oct
@MarshaMusselman It rains today, so I stayed inside, yesterday a pulled up the remaining vegetable plants in the garden. I will soon all set for winter.
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@marlina (110584)
• Canada
15 Oct
@LadyDuck , Raining here also
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• United States
13 Oct
sweet! i aint fer certain what went 'wry with mine last year. 'd one lonely flower 'n such'd not come 'til late february. what do ya fertilize yers with? fingers crossed they found yer troubles'n such 'twas'n easy, quick'n 'nexpensive fix. definitely needs tendin' 'fore winter sets'n. hope ya 'njoy yer bits 'f time off.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Oct
I don't fertilize and barely water that's why I think it doesn't bloom properly even when there are blooms. The car cost under five hundred but I paid cash at least and it seems that's what was needed as the lights are off again.
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• United States
15 Oct
@MarshaMusselman here's ya a link, quite 'nformative 'bout when to fertilize, how/when to water fer optimum blooms, etc. mercy, i'd faint 't any auto repairs 't this time. that bein' said, i've a window down that we can't get back'p...'t'll go down, so aint the motor i'm thinkin'. gotta get't fixed though 'fore the weather surprises's with some moisture. that'n wasps...i'd truly dislike 'em buildin' a nest 's such 's not driven that oft.
A Christmas cactus needs three things in order to bloom. Start these in the fall and your cactus will begin to set buds in the winter.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx thanks for the link. I think I'd I remembered to water it weekly I'd get better blooms. As for windows my driver's window is the same way. It will go down but gets stuck on the way back up. I have to wiggle it to get it back on track but mine only quits when it's partially up. Not sure what causes these types of issues.
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@marlina (110584)
• Canada
13 Oct
Start watering more
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Oct
Yeah, that's the plan to at least be more consistent.
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@marlina (110584)
• Canada
15 Oct
@MarshaMusselman , Trust me it is a good plan
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Oct
@marlina I have a jug of water near the plant but that doesn't mean I'll remember often enough
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@shaggin (54043)
• United States
20 Oct
Mine sit in windowsills and the side that is near the window blooms first then I turn it around and the other side blooms. I hope it’s an inexpensive fix!
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• Midland, Michigan
20 Oct
It was just under five hundred. I could have let it go but this way no warning lights are bugging me constantly. As far as the plant I have gone a long time in the past forgetting to water it. I learned from crazys link that once it begins blooming it needs more than a weekly watering and some humidity so I plan on doing better with it this year. We shall see the outcome. Maybe more will bloom for me.
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@shaggin (54043)
• United States
20 Oct
@MarshaMusselman that’s good to know as I have always only watered mine once a week never more when it bloomed.
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• Midland, Michigan
20 Oct
@shaggin same here and in recent years I've not had the whole plant bloom at once so I'm hoping I can change that this round.
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@paigea (30498)
• Canada
14 Oct
Enjoy your partial week off. I am on a full week off, due to being in class with a student who tested positive to Covid. My Christmas cactus has a lot of buds.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Oct
There about five more already but not as big yet.
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• Midland, Michigan
17 Oct
Maybe you're is a Thanksgiving cactus of is blooming already. Even though we lump them all into the same name they aren't all the same plant exactly.
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@paigea (30498)
• Canada
17 Oct
@MarshaMusselman Yes, I did read that. Maybe you posted about it before? Our Thanksgiving is over! A Canadian Thanksgiving cactus should know where it is
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• United States
20 Oct
Hope you get lots more blooms on your Christmas cactus. They are so pretty when they bloom. I always found it a phenomena when the know when it's time to bloom. Hope all got fixed with your car
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• Midland, Michigan
20 Oct
I will probably share on my cactus again if it does better than usual this year. The car is done but more expensive than expected but at least it's working better again.
@JESSY3236 (13463)
• United States
20 Oct
I need to water my Christmas cactus.
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• Midland, Michigan
20 Oct
If it's starting to bloom it needs water more often and miss humidity to get better blooms.
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@BelleStarr (54684)
• United States
14 Oct
I hope you enjoy your partial vacation.
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• Midland, Michigan
15 Oct
I am but not getting much done other than more window jobs which was part of the idea.
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@Corbin5 (206877)
• United States
13 Oct
So glad you have that partial vacation this week. Good to have that issue checked before winter. I hope more blooms appear on that Christmas cactus.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 Oct
It is the speed sensor.
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@DianneN (199401)
• United States
13 Oct
You are wise to get it checked out, especially before winter comes. I do hope your pretty pink Christmas develops a lot of blooms. Enjoypartial vacation. your
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@CarolDM (98590)
• United States
13 Oct
Glad oyu are getting things done this week.
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