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Subject: Indoor lighting, Anyone using these? Replies: 5
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I too uaes them in the past when I still had trees. They worked well for me. I made sure I had a spectrum the induced green growth and not fruiting. You are right about the heat produced also. I had to keep the window open in the room they were in. Heated my small apt in the winter. I had a 48 inch 8 light set up.

Subject: Seeing a lot of New Names of Members... Replies: 20
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I'm just a lurker on the forum listening and learning. I l'm also a jet engine mechanic in the USAF. Been to Japan for two years and Korea one. I now live in Spokane, WA going on five years. I'm probably the youngest member here it seems at 24 years old.

I don't have any trees because I don't have a home with a yard. So I'm waiting to move into a home after my deployment next year if all goes well.

The trees I did have in my apartment were taken and destroyed by USDA agents since one tree came from Turkey.

I haven't met anyone in eastern Washington yet that likes figs also. Still looking.

Something I always wanted to do was take a bunch of cold hardy figs and plant them around in the hills and mountains. So many places to hid them and see how they adapt in the wild. Maybe that's something I could do when I get back from the middle east.

Subject: UNK> Seattle Purple Replies: 13
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I wonder how it would do here in Spokane, WA. it doesn't rain as much, but it does get cold during winters. Summers are dryer with less rain.

Subject: Neros Replies: 13
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Looks good

Subject: --- From a seed to a fig in 18 months! (ripe photos added) Replies: 51
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Yeah I would keep it. What are the chances that one of the seedlings is a common fig? Can a tree produce both at once.

Subject: newbie scale update Replies: 6
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Looks like it can make a nice recovery. I hope all goes well

Subject: Pic - Nero600(M) 10th Oct 2014 Replies: 26
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 965
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron4USA
Interesting... Jarrett thanks you. How did you obtain this, is it valid, can we add to history? What's the source of the info?


http://www.planetfig.com/cultivars/fcveng8595.html I had to also ask someone over in Europe that had history on the fig.

Subject: Pic - Nero600(M) 10th Oct 2014 Replies: 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron4USA
someone found Nero at 600Meters? what does that mean


The fig was found 600 meters up in the mountains near a village that the fig was named after of. I might be wrong but I believe there was two found at two different elevations. One got the 600m tag while the other didn't.

Subject: Pic - Nero600(M) 10th Oct 2014 Replies: 26
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Lovely fig....will sell a kidney for one in the future. Thanks for sharing.

Subject: newbie scale - hopeless or try to save...... Replies: 10
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Putting the tree outside could help actually. Scales will be attacked by natural predators. They should also dry out. It seems many people get the infection once trees are moved inside or put in a greenhouse.

Subject: Dominick's Fig Tree Cuttings Update Replies: 32
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Got my cuttings today. Nice gift after a short deployment to come home to. 

Subject: fast draining soil? Replies: 4
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I think I added too much vermiculite when I made this batch. It seems to be holding too much moisture, I didn't see as much mycorrhizal on the roots as my pineapple plant. The roots on it seems fuzzy and hairy. Since the mycorrhizal is a fungus it should do better in a more aerated soil. 



Subject: Start and Finish Replies: 25
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Figs have seduced us into taking care of them. Maybe they control us instead of us growing them. They will survive if this relationship keeps up.

Subject: fast draining soil? Replies: 4
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Can adding to much perlite to a soil mixture be bad? I'm trying to make a faster draining soil with what I have. The only thing I have to play with now is Promix HP and a bag of Perlite and vermiculite. 

I received a fig from a member here but it isn't doing so good. I went back to the email i got about the fig awhile ago that stated they grow the tree in a fast draining mix and water every day. The fig is a Ficus Afghanistanica which I guess from it's background doesn't like moist soil too often. 


So I would like to know if it possible to make a soil like that from what I have or do I have to add something else to the mix. Will using Miracle Grow Cactus soil hurt the tree? That's should be a fast draining soil right? 

Subject: When and how to dig out a tree to give away... Replies: 12
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someone sent me a bare rooted tree also. it had no dirt so I soaked it in a root stimulating solution and it recovered just fine

Subject: Nero600m UPDATED 11-5-13 Replies: 10
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Hopefully I can score one off of ebay. 

Subject: skipping dormancy, I think I can. I think I can Replies: 11
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keeping lights on pass 14-16hours is a waste of money. plants start to slow down chlorophyll production around that range. plants reverse processes at night and take in O2 while putting out CO2.

Subject: Slightly OT: A 'TED' talk about Phosphorus Replies: 14
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Maybe in the future we will be able to produce it ourselves. You can produce it from urine if you really wanted it.

Subject: how to deal with scales Replies: 16
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I just switched to some horticulture oil to see if that is better than neem oil. The neem oil didn't seem to kill them off completely.  

Subject: Rooting in Soil Moist? Replies: 22
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its probably something that you would want to mix with soil. If it dried out you finger you can bet that the roots would be dehydrated.

Subject: how to deal with scales Replies: 16
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I don't think I would want a house full of lady bugs. lol. I hear that there is something you feed the plants that kills them when they suck from the plant.

Subject: Galicia Negra Replies: 34
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If I ever get a backyard I would love to add this to my list

Subject: how to deal with scales Replies: 16
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I just spent the last 30 minutes pulling off some good sized ones. I also tried the alcohol treatment. I will keep checking back until I don't see any more. 

Subject: how to deal with scales Replies: 16
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Since I brought my figs inside scales had started to take over a bit. I started to use neem oil which is suppose to kill them them, but I don't see them slowing down anytime soon.  I have to pick them off manually one by one to help control them. Is there any other way? 

Subject: Why is Brown Turkey least liked?? Replies: 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fig_it_about_it
Dang all this makes me question the 10 BT's I planted.


I hope so in a good way. 

Subject: my unknown fig fruits Replies: 29
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I think you should give this fig a code name until you figure out what it is.

Subject: 30 min PBS Video Clip of Figs....... Replies: 20
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sad to hear nice trees to get destroyed for construction.

Subject: Unknown Small Fig. Replies: 13
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looks good, if you find out what it is then I will add it to my wish list

Subject: Nice growing site except for gophers! Replies: 7
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I don't know how long it takes for the organic matter to bind to the sand. If you have a tiller I would use that to mix in the organics. Throw in some worm eggs/worm so they can help break it down.

Subject: my unknown fig fruits Replies: 29
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could we seen a shot of the leaves? I didn't see anything about the olympian other than what was already stated.

Subject: Nice growing site except for gophers! Replies: 7
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the soil looks as if it lacks organic meterial and very poor in nutrients. is it sandy? I'm sure there is a way yo kill of the gophers.

Subject: Fungus gnat annihilation w/predatory nematodes. Replies: 15
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thanks for the link. Now to start a battle against scales which is eating away all mu leaves.

Subject: I thought this was pretty interesting Replies: 20
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It must be taking root in the fibers and the dirt and dust that gets caught in the palm. 

Subject: LSU Tiger Root Bound SIP. Planted in ground today. (Pics) Replies: 14
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amazing roots there. I'm guessing you cut the roots before planting it.

Subject: cheap, simple growlight source/setup? Replies: 34
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I would go T5 if possible.

Subject: cheap, simple growlight source/setup? Replies: 34
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 2,105
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by indestructible87
Jarrett, I am using a 6500 K bulb and its a few inches from the plants I grew pepper plants using these bulbs, I know not everythings the same though. I guess ill just have to give it a few weeks...


Ok, thought you were using a regular incandescent bulb. 

Subject: cheap, simple growlight source/setup? Replies: 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indestructible87
í just went to my local thrift shop and bought a small adjustable desk lamp light for 3.99 and a couple of daylight bulbs. I only have 4 small plants under it though.


Most light from desk lamp are unusable to the plants. The spectrum is off. It will still work though

Subject: cheap, simple growlight source/setup? Replies: 34
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Red spectrum promotes fruit production 
blue spectrum promotes green production

If you save up enough money you could buy a grow tent. 

http://www.htgsupply.com/Category-Grow-Tents

http://www.htgsupply.com/Category-Complete-Grow-Kits

Subject: Need help Replies: 11
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thank you for the suggestions. I will add some perlite to the mix for drainage. Maybe I could add some bottom heat to help the roots develop.

Subject: Need help Replies: 11
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I dont water this plant that much since it's from Afghanistan. I water maybe once a week, I could cut back water more. the trunk is rotting back. I didnt know vermiculite holds water, I always thought it helps with draining. I will let it dry out and use some diluted MG. My apartment orientation doesn't get much sun so this plant is under growlight.

could the humidity in the mini green house be hurting a plant from Afghan much?

I really wish I had a back yard.

Subject: Need help Replies: 11
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The roots look thin and stringy, they aren't thick at all. The plant is as thin as a pencil. I had it for 3 months now and nothing has changed. 

Subject: Need help Replies: 11
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Here is a picture of the leaf. 

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Subject: Need help Replies: 11
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 729
 
My Afghanistanica won't keep it's leaves for anything. It just drop them one after another, but the plant keeps on growing. I water it about every 5-7 days, while growing in a mini greenhouse. It's growing in Promix HP with a mixtures of vermiculite. I just gave it Espoma plant tone and iron tone to see if it helps. I can't think of any other way to try to help it keep all the leaves. 

Is there anything else I could do to help it? 

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Subject: Growing fig tree indoors during winter ? Replies: 23
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I think I'm going to invest in a growtent

Subject: Growing fig tree indoors during winter ? Replies: 23
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I have my trees under growlights for the winter. So far so good, they are putting out new leaves and still kicking. 

Subject: Croatian Fig Holiday Replies: 10
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I would have mailed multiple cuttings to myself in different boxes hoping that one got through. 

Subject: mites? Replies: 5
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Thank you Sophie. I will try that. 

Subject: mites? Replies: 5
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 421
 
I don't have a camera that can take a picture of something that small. I just have a picture of the leaf. These critters are building some sort of web like structure around my leaves. The leaves look like they are being drained of all life. They were a very nice dark green and now they are turning yellow. I don't think it has anything to do with ferts, I give all my trees the same thing and this the only one like this. I will try to give it some iron to help when i get some. 

Do mites even build web like structures? 

Is there anything to spray on the leaves that won't kill them? I placed the plant somewhere it won't spread to the others. 

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Subject: Nero 600M?? Replies: 10
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I got one off of ebay. It's growing slowly for me because I don't have a backyard to put it in. It sat on a shaded balcony since that's all I have. I since move it indoors under grow lights where it started to improve. If I can get some airlayers from it, I will share here if possible. I think that would be better for me to keep it alive through someone else since I could deploy anytime with no one to care for them. 

Subject: Hi from singapore! Looking for fig cuttings Replies: 5
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Maybe someone on ebay is near you. Try searching there. 

 

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