prickly pear cactus

mckeown6866April 21, 2013

i have a yard full of prickly pear cactus i am looking to get rid of them they need dug up if can;t get rid of them what i can put on them to die them out i have a large yard and children so the cactus need to go

This post was edited by mckeown6866 on Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 20:58

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

We do not condone selling plants on this forum. Trading yes.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 6:00PM
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mckeown6866

i actually will just give them away at this point if someone would like to dig them up

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 8:56PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

What kind are they.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 9:04PM
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mckeown6866

sorry i really know nothing about them just that they are every where in my front yard we just moved here and they were all over the yard, i don't see any flower on them yet but we have not had nice weather yet for much to bloom

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 9:16PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Are they wild or is it different kinds in a garden. Do you have photos? I am in Texas and Digging up in Minnesota is not what I am interested in. I might be interested in a pad here or there if they are interesting Prickly pears.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 9:25PM
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brodyjames_gw

Mckeown,

Where in Wisconsin are you?

Nancy

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 1:03AM
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mckeown6866

i am in spring green wisconsin area i think they are wild because i don't see why anyone would have planted them all over the yard

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 6:44AM
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notolover(5)

I have cultivated cactus planted all over my yard :-)

But not the front yard...

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 3:28PM
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cactusmcharris

Mc,

If you put it on the Internet and invite all to come and take pads, that would be great. You likely have Opuntia humifusa, which is almost in every state and some provinces. too. After the taking is done, I see no other way than a machete, a dumpster and a tiller, along with a digging bar (Opuntia stumps are clingy but not too bad), a shovel or three and some pain relievers. You can also throw in a trident and make folks think you're Neptune as you spear a pad, noting to the public that this is the preferred method of removal as it doesn't involve your hands getting near the pad(s) and getting glochids in your hands, which always happens.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 4:25PM
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brodyjames_gw

Spring Green is a little far for me, unless my husband wants to go morel hunting in May (we live near Milwaukee). You are in prime prickly pear territory, if you didn't know it. Go down the road towards Muscoda and there are several protected areas (along the highway) with cacti growing all over. Also protected? The sand dunes in that part of the state!

Nancy

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 5:58PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Your local craig's list , Newspaper,, a local Cactus and Succulent club might serve you better. It also might be Opuntia macrohiza. That is in Minnesota also.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2013 at 6:49PM
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ekierk

I would like a pad or two to root. Can you email me at ekierkla@gmail.com Thank you

    Bookmark   May 12, 2013 at 4:11PM
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