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I dont know how these got here but this alwayse happens this time of year.



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Are those seedlings or growing through the cracks from an established tree?


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I think they are fron seeds because the tree is on the other side of the house its way to far for that to happen, I think I am no pro and only 19 but i tink its to far.

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Could very well be the roots from the tree mentioned or could be there used to be  a tree there long ago and someone chopped it off to build over it and the roots continue to shoot out suckers.

Or seedlings like mentioned.

Where is this if I may ask?
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I just seen this today, they must be from seeds, maby someone was eating a fig and decided to throw it there because there has been countless times this has happened here at my house, but we just cut them off and throw them away, but now I like fig trees and I want to try to take this one and plant it, HOPEFULLY ITS NOT STERILE.

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This has taken place in the city of norwalk CA, very very close to Los Angeles. But let me just say I never expected a fig tree to grow in that little crack. I wonder what will happen if I leave it ther.

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that wall you see there is actually the house, we live there.

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Here in the east we have boring things like dandelions and plantain for weeds, you have figs LOL

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Don't be too jealous.  Thing is, on west-coast, a lot of those seedlings are not 'common' type figs and do not produce edible fruit.  May as well be a dandelion in my opinion.


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Do they have the fig wasp there?

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Thelord562

I bet you (a symbolic) 1$ that God did bless your area with the (in)famous fig-wasp...
Most likely, those are fig seedlings,  from viably seeds being either dropped from a
nearby tree or from a fig-eating bird that just happened to have a bowel-movement
(aka., poop - yeah, birds have no control on that function!)
while flying over your property.

However, like winning the lottery, chances of getting a good fig out of seedlings
are rather very slim.
Good luck.... 

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Hey don't knock dandelions. They're great as a salad or in soup. Just not in your lawn.


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My birds love dandelions too!  (I do not).
Apart pickings  from my lawn, I even bought
some such greens from food markets just for them....
Skip the bland useless lettuce...

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It's Must be a Italian thing. We actually use to throw seeds on the ground near the road and then pick them about 8 weeks later. They were a non-flowering type.


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Hey don't knock dandelions. They're great as a salad or in soup. Just not in your lawn.


or roast the roots for a coffee substitute.  When we first moved into our house, I picked all the dandelions and used them in dishes.  That did it for the dandelions in my yard.  To this day a dandelion is a rare thing.  Now if I can only do that with squirrels and moles.  I wonder what mole fricassee tastes like?

We had the fig sprouts like that - but they were from trees that had been bulldozed and paved over.  The next couple of years the figs sprouted through the paving.  It looked as they sprayed them with weed killer and finally stopped them. 

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Today I took The biggest of the two sprouts out, and to my surprise there was a thick root way at the bottom along with many more, there must have been a fig tre here a long time ago I planted the small fig tree in some compost with perlight, and watered it, it looked sad but it had two roots the size of my index finger so I think it will survive, not shure though.

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I feed the dandelions to my tortoises, but I also purchase the powdered root and make tea for me. Tried the leaves in a mixed salad, but they are a bit bitter for me. Good luck with your fig sprouts, let us know how they do. 

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Hi,

I hope the voluteer fig trees grow well for you and give you great-tasting figs.  ;)

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