I agree...I keep my babies watered regularly...they did get dry while I was away mid-winter and a few of the seedlings are now stunted (seen at the top of the pot). I can see dramatic growth in them in the last couple of weeks now that the days are getting long.
Echinocereus coccineus (in the greenhouse, not outdoors) is starting to bud!
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
1800 mm precipitation per year