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Subject: Looking Back At Last Seasons Pictures Replies: 5
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put the big picture on the screen and step back from it it is real clear then. Still no roots in the bag just mold every two days, the ones in cups are rooting good. I`m still striving for roots in the bag, when it happens I can stop. This is an addiction


Subject: roots finally Replies: 5
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YeeHaa!  Finally have real roots. Happened on one that I stuck in a cup of 50/50 , fat ones too. The one I rooted in water then put in 50/50 is going nuts, loads of roots even shooting up out of the cup in the air, but they are real fine like broom straw and finer. from some of the responces I got about that one I doubt it will amount to anything. But the one with the fat roots is leafing out, should I cut some of them off to redirect the enrgy to roots ?It is not in the sun light. Some of the other ones (done the same way) have leafed also but a few just fell off, no roots on them yet. Still getting mold in the bags, I`am washing every 2 days, I guess the bag is gonna be my challenge now, every one else bag roots so easy it seems.    73`s Pete


Subject: mold in the bag Replies: 8
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I took pretty much all the cuttings from the tips, do you think I would have better luck taking them from lower down the branch, I mean cut on both ends ? They seem to get moldy around the nodes and tips. Should I be useing cuttings with bark? I wish I had a camera to post pics with. The woodi part under the cambium layer is kind of shriveling up into the cutting like it is drying out or something, itis not flush with the cut any more, like the ones I see here


Subject: mold in the bag Replies: 8
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Seems like I grow mold pretty well,I clean it with 10% bleach, new paper, new bag, and 2 days later, there it is. I threw one bag out, got too bad another I took out and put in a glass of water after treating and put it in the nursery tub with the rest two days later they got mold again, whoooh, took them out of there.I wonder if it is just that BT is more prone to mold than others? The ones I just stuck in 50/50 perl/MG are doing fine no mold, getting small leafage on most but don`t see any roots, only roots I have is on the one that I started in water and put into 50/50, they are growing all around the cup, they are not fat roots though, but many. The ones that are horizontal in the hot dog containers, nothing yet, mabey I should stop looking so much, "like boiling water". I gave my 10 yr old Neice a handfull of cuttings out of my frig to take home and try. ( I got her hooked on the fig this summer) I hope it works for her. I`ll never hear the end of it if she gets rooted before me. But I`m sure ROOTIN for her!When she comes here she logs on here and reads the posts and goes through the pics, Lil Figlet.


Subject: Rooting Project Replies: 12
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jazzbass, were these rooted in the coco medium then taken out and photoed ? This is my first try at rooting and can`t wait to see what works best I too am fighting the mold in the bags, the ones I have in perlite/MG aren`t molding, a few have leaf bumps and one has a embreo starting. from what I heard  here ,I`ll pluck that off, but I can`t tell if I have any roots unless I take them out of the medium and look at it .      Pete


Subject: New to Forum Replies: 15
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Maggie your right, the roots I see are long and stringy like thread, not like the ones I see on this forum, and the cuttimgs that I am using arn`t any thing special,they are from my BT, I have alot. I want to make sure I find a good or (Best Way) of rooting before I ask anyone for somthing special, I want to be confident in the method I use. As it is, I have only the BT and one small bush I rescued from sure destuction that I think is a Brunswick,at least that is what the leaves look like,I didn`t see any fruit because the workers had cut it down to the ground, I just dug what roots I could, planted it in the garden, what came up that year the rabits ate. I put a wire mesh around it this year, I might see figs. I got some good figs from the BT this year but the Creacher stole most       Pete


Subject: New to Forum Replies: 15
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Thanks all for the warm welcome, I just wanted to relay another power of the Fig. I will let you know which method of rooting works for me the best. I have roots showing on some that are just in a jug of water, but they are about half way up the cutting, not at the end, and they been in the water for at least a month, I have all of them on top of the freezer now, didn`think of that, 70 degees now, I have one bag on top of my modem on the desk, 86 degrees, learned that here too. Sorry to hear of you Father Steve, mine is 77 thinks he`s 40, God bless him ,gotta spend the best tjme we can with them while they are here.   Pete


Subject: New to Forum Replies: 15
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An old Italian man who lived next to me as I grew up had a BT for as long as I can remember, He would dig a hole next to it and useing a comealong he would pull it down to the ground and drive rebarr XXXcrisscrossing it, then cover with dirt and leaves (he was 93 when he died 10 years ago) as a kid (53 now) I would sneak over and liberate some good ones now and then, he knew because he told me about the little drop of honey means it`s ready. Someone else bought the property after he died,(a gardener) he rooted one for me 8yrs ago 7ft now, in ground from day one, the first two yrs I buried it , been wraping it ever since,very little dieback I wrap it with a thermal cement blanket one used for laying on side walks so that the cement cures in cold weather, I started a few plants from it just by pushing a stick in a bucket of plain dirt and watering it.The Old mans son got one from him 20 yrs ago it is 15ft when ripe. I cut it down to 12 this yr and wraped it for him in Nov. I tied a rope around it hooked it to my truck and cinched it up tight.he was too sick he had leukemia(63yrs young). He went into the hospital the 1st of this year .When I went to see him he could`nt talk becuase of the tubes I put a cutting I had in a cup of water that spouted one leaf out of the top (no roots)into a cup of dirt and walked into his room with it, he had all kinds of beautiful flowers all around him with card on them I guess I looked silly to the people in the room, with this stick in a cup. He looked at it and put the biggest smile he could. One of the visitors was Italian, he said thats a fig ,then it made all the sence in the world.He died the next day. His sister took the fig back to Ohio with her, I let her know it was from her Fathers tree, sure hope it roots.I`m glad I found this forum, I`m learning now ! I have about 30 cuttings trying to root, first attempt molded, I got some in the bag some in just a cup of perlite, some in just water, and a few horizontal in hot dog containers with perlite, something got to work. I`m in North Delaware temp is 36 now. Pete


 

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