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Today I hit 32, now the weather seems very crazy compaired to the past. Waiting for my figs to ripen up. Normaly by this time my hardy chicago would already have ripe fruit. Now I'm hoping to atleast get some ripe before the weather turns.

Thinking if maybe I put my potted figs in the greenhouse that maybe the extra heat in there may help me get some ripe fruit. I am unsure if this will help. Any advice?

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Happy Birthday!  Extra heat wouldn't hurt as long as you're not over 95.
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I think almost everybody not in a warm climate is late. Most of mine that weren't in the greenhouse over winter are about a month behind. My plan is to just extend the season by moving them into the GH before it gets too cool. I got to try black Madeira last year doing that. Figs need a certain amount of time to get ripe.
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Oh and Happy Birthday!
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happy b-day! last yr during a hurricane.. i put my figs into the garage.. some figs ripen while in there. but not sure if it was because they were due, or the higher temp in my garage.
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Happy Birthday Dave. Heat them up
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy birthday. My figs are late as well. Looks like a month delay.
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Happy 32nd. Dave.  :)  :)
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Happy Birthday, Dave!
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Happy Birthday and good figgin, health and prosperity till 120.
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With my family medical history I woul settle for 65 or 70 id be the first to make it that far.
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Thank you for the bday wishes. Just wish I had a ripe VdB to nibble on. Maybe in a few weeks.
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Happy birthday!
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Happy Birthday Dave !!
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Happy birthday!
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Happy birthday to a fellow Leo! Good luck with getting ripe figs.
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Happy birthday.  The figs are late ripening here in the south too.  I'm in NE Texas and they are at least a month behind last year.  
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Happy Birthday Dave!
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Happy Birthday Dave...


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HAAAAAAPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Leo's rock. Sorry but we do ;-)
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I wonder if anyone has made a zodiac fig chart... and I wonder what we Leos would be... happy birthday!
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Zodiac fig chart, leos would have to be the best. represented by the sun, we are the center of the universe. Many other signs are drawn to the energy of leo in much the same way. That's why some say we are self centerd, but I preffer misunderstood. Leos love to love, and love even more to be loved.

Sum that up in a fig ;-)

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Happy birthday! :-)
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happy b day, dave!
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Ah your a young man with many years of fig growing to come. Happy birthday, enjoy your figs!
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My thoughts exactly... happy birthday, Dave
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Happy birthday Dave.
You're still a young man in my book.
Heat heat heat and more heat. This crazy weather has me 5 weeks behind and sorely missing my old 76 foot long hoop house.

August in the DC area used to be so hot and humid that British Naval officers got hazardous duty pay if they were here. Now July is the hot month and I'm wondering if my figs are ever going to ripen. My first main crop fig to ripen was a Pananas Purple that was picked a day early this morning. With all the "early varieties" I have I'm pretty shocked that ones like Florea are just sitting there.


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Still young but been through a lot, army rangers right out of high school, few tours in south america (drug wars).
Bullet fragments, arthritis, broken neck, morter shapnal. Set up a drywall biz when I got out. Things where going great for a few years until the economy went in the toilet. Now I'm going to school for nursing. Will work as a cna. While going for my rn. Figured there will always be a job then.

Thanx alll for the Bday wishes. Its been a great day.

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Happy Birthday to you


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Hope you had a good birthday Dave!
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Oh yes, RNs are ALWAYS in high demand. Are you going to try and work at a VA hospital? They need all the good people they can get!
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The va hospitals around here are still to far of a drive.
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@Dave,
Did you put any of your trees in the greenhouse? If so any difference?

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