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Subject: Lesions On My Strawberry Verte Replies: 15
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I was wondering what this were. My leaves and stems were covered with them. I just rubbed them off. Thanks for the answers. 

Subject: Pot bound Replies: 13
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Holy Roots Batman!! 


Subject: Afghan fig info Replies: 29
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I have this afgan fig growing right now. I just re-potted it in some Pro mix HP since the miracle grow hasn't done anything for it. 

Subject: winter strategy for young rooted cuttings? Replies: 23
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All great advice. I will put this to use and grow my plants inside. 

Subject: Scored at the Depot Replies: 15
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,216
 
My depot needs to learn from yours. 

Subject: UPDATED Unknown Afghanistan Replies: 26
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can you post a picture of the plant

Subject: Need help in or near Spokane, WA Replies: 5
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 387
 
I'm sure I will find help soon.

Subject: Need help in or near Spokane, WA Replies: 5
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 387
 
Thank you for the thought and offer 
Also thank you for the support. We can't do it without you. 

Subject: Need help in or near Spokane, WA Replies: 5
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 387
 
Due to my military career I always have the chances of deploying. It just so happen that I might be leaving this winter on a 4 month tour. Since I'm single I have no one to watch over my trees when I'm gone. I don't think too much looking over would be needed since the will be dormant but I might be gone when they start to wake up. If anyone in or close enough for me to drive over and could look after them for me please let me know. 

Thank you,
Jarrett. 

Subject: Tiny green "cutting" propagation Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 494
 
You gave me hope! I just knocked a would be branch off of my tree about 15 minutes ago. I'm going to use a the root riot cube or a mixture of promix hp and vermiculite. I don't know which would be better. 

Subject: air layer, when to divide? Replies: 4
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 372
 
enough to support the plant

Subject: Nero600m Replies: 10
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,002
 
I might have to give my nero600m away this year or next. your figs look nice and tasty.

Subject: Explosion of growth Replies: 11
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 850
 
what have you been feeding that thing?

Subject: USDA seized and destoyed Replies: 66
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 3,800
 
I think the USDA did the right thing. Our country is already infested with invasive species that are destroying the habitats of native plants and animals. However the battle against most is far too late.

I say we ban political talk completely as it destroys threads and turn one against another. Leave this forum to fig talk only!!

Subject: Changing soil. Replies: 6
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 610
 
The first picture is a nero 600m, the second is afganistanica, and the one in the 2 litre bottle is a UNK that was started around the same time and has exploded under the grow lights. 

The Nero hasn't moved a inch at all and the Afgan is slowly growing despite reading that it was a fast grower. I wanted to put them outside once I believe they have enough roots to help survive the heat here. I water outside trees before I go to work. 

I water these two about one every two weeks, maybe three. I don't believe I mix in enough perlite to make the mixture lighter and drain faster. The cutting in the 2 liter bottle has a mixture like this and it shows. 

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Subject: Changing soil. Replies: 6
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Does it cause too much stress to change soil on young cuttings? I would like a change out my Miracle grow soil for a mixture of Pro Mix Hp and vermiculite. The Mg soil is holding too much water and I don't see much growth at all from my trees. I hope the new mixture give more oxygen to the roots and the new beneficial mycorrhiza in the pro mix will help. 

I just wanted to make sure the plant won't go into shock from changing soil. 

Subject: Mushrooms in pots ... what to do?? Replies: 14
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 767
 
they wont hurt, if anything they will decompose some of organic matter and make it easier for the tree to absorb

Subject: Who knows about dormancy requirements and such? Replies: 7
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 643
 
I believe nature programed trees to response to higher temperatures amd longer lengths of sunlight to wake them up.

Subject: What do You do with All Your Fig Cuttings which Rooted? Replies: 19
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,029
 
Go out and plant them in the wild somewhere hidden from the public. In the future some fig lover can enjoy a fig if he/she comes across it. 

Subject: question about heat stress Replies: 11
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 881
 
Well I figured it out. The heat combined with the watering and slow drainage of the miracle grow soil started to kill the roots. The explained why the leaves started to droop out of nowhere. Then lead me to think they needed more water only adding to the problem. When I checked I noticed that all the nice white roots I saw the week before were all but dead. There was still a bunch alive so I will change the soil today to promix hp if I can find it.


Thank for all the help.  

Subject: question about heat stress Replies: 11
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 881
 
The leaves aren't yellow and the soil is still wet when I get home. The older trees are about 3-4 feet tall. the soil mixture is miracle grow organic potting mix. I will go home and check the roots. I just pitted them into their current pots two months ago.

S9 once the leaves have been streesed from the heatnthey will just fall off with being able to reverse the process.

Subject: question about heat stress Replies: 11
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 881
 
I have my fig trees on my balcony that are getting blasted with sun. I water them well before work but when I get back they are wilted. I didn't want to over water so I moved them in the storage closet with the door so some sun still reach them. They perk back up later in the day after the heat cools, but the leaves fall off at the slightest touch. Is there anyway to keep the leave feom falling off? A bug touch the leaf and boom its gone. I figure that this is some form of stress from the leaves wilting and perking back everyday.

Also why is it only my older trees and that this is happening to? My younger cuttings outside have smaller thinner leaves and they never show signs of heat stress. I figured that my negronne trees have biggwr leaves so they are losing more water, however the leaves are thicker so they should resist heat more. Also they have a bigger root system to counter balance the bigger leaves.


Unless there is some nutrient that give the leaves the ability to hold on to the stem more. Im using worming casting tea, bone and blood meal as fertilizers. Iron maybe?

Subject: Alma on Ebay Replies: 97
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 4,732
 
I soaked my tree in a mixture of bone meal, blood meal, worm castings, and fertilome root stimulator for two days. The roots Exploded with growth. I was totally unprepared when I brushed back the top layer of soil. Roots everywhere!!!

Subject: Bush form vs. tree form Replies: 5
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If I was putting it into the ground then I was go bush because it looks more natural and grows huge.

Subject: R R airlayer Replies: 15
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 941
 
two weeks later and I dont have a s8ngle root with these rr cubes. :(

Subject: Misleading auction Replies: 36
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It was I who directed them to this family.

Subject: 2 Negronnes? Replies: 15
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I have one and it shares the same leaf design as the first one.

Subject: Fig Tree Roots Question Replies: 5
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 499
 
Very interesting question. The roots are my favorite part of any plant.

I know NASA invented transparent soil which the dame exact make up and abilities of regular dirt. If that stuff becomes available to the public we will be able to see how the roots react and grow.

Subject: E-bay seller Replies: 50
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$119 has to be a mistake.

Subject: E-bay seller Replies: 50
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 3,822
 
I recieved some nice cutting from thw fig it about it guys. I dont know what happened in the past but the cutting I got were great. I stored what I didnt have room for while I rooted three. Very nice.

Subject: Fig Growing Out of a Wall in Morocco Replies: 16
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I would so do a drive by cutting take on that tree. Just walk under it with my arms stretch up and keep going.

Subject: air layer help Replies: 13
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how much leaves do they have maybe. Maybe they cant get more water than they are losing. I read that high heat reduces the roots productivity in up take of water.

Subject: Need Help to ID California Everbearing Replies: 4
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I see what you did there.sneaky sneaky

Subject: dark spots appearing on celeste figs after rain Replies: 12
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 922
 
Looks normal to me. 

When you said dark spots I pictured black nasty moldy things. 

Subject: Hardy Chicago from Hirts already bearing Replies: 4
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 586
 
Congrats! Nice clear photo also. 

Subject: dark spots appearing on celeste figs after rain Replies: 12
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 922
 
Maybe too much rain. Figs need a hot and dry period to full ripen. It may be the fruit is going bad from too much rain. Some figs are resistance to this. However I don't know where celeste stands on the water resistance scale. 

Subject: UDATE On Air Layers Replies: 30
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,386
 
looks good Mike

Im going to find myself some rooter pots also. Those toota are nice and thick too.

Subject: Forcing dormancy? Replies: 6
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 509
 
Some cuttings started late and just started to break so I didn't know if I could throw them out in winter so soon. My older plants I have no problem doing that to. 

Subject: Forcing dormancy? Replies: 6
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 509
 
How does one go about forcing dormancy? I have plants growing under growlights since my patio doesn't get enough sun. I'm not worried about fruiting just yet, my focus is to keep them alive until I get a backyard. I do know that they need at least 100 chill days from what I've read. I can't just throw them in the refrigerator that's for sure, do I turn up the AC or just throw them outside in the winter.

How I do I force the green growth to become woody before I do it? I don't want to kill the soft tissue.  

Subject: Fig Tree - Egyptian Pharaoh Replies: 32
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 3,495
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iofbeholder2012
@americanfigboy, I'm sorry to hear about that.  If you'll contact me through ebay, I'll work with you to send you a replacement fig tree.


It's ok, that was my fault. I don't think the soil drained fast enough. I just now drill extra holes in my pot to prevent that from happening again. I'll buy another next year when I get a backyard. Growing on a patio with overhead roof sucks, not enough sun to force trees to drink. 

Subject: RDB or Nero 600m in the ground? Replies: 18
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From what I read the Nero 600m is suppose to be very cold hardy and grows vigorous. I'm sure it can survive 600m on a mountain then zone 7 shouldn't be a big problem. I myself would throw the Nero 600m in the ground. However if your RDB is out growing the pots then I would put it into the ground first. If it does well then next year I would put in the Nero. 

Subject: LSU FIG FIELD DAY!!!!!!! Replies: 53
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That's it I'm going to "study" at LSU now. Time to choose a base near the campus. 

Subject: Fast growing figs - time for whiskey barrels Replies: 12
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I want to try drilling holes in one of my pots to test the theory. 

Subject: Ebay Seller Replies: 52
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I would go crazy if I come back and my figs are gone. I'll use that money to buy two new fig loving sons. 

Subject: Fast growing figs - time for whiskey barrels Replies: 12
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,899
 
I believe the air propruning caused by the pots work well. Dense root system will give better up take of nutrients. I don't have the room to try it. 

Subject: i have gnats!!! finally :) Replies: 11
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Ok I think I'm going to take up arms against them now. It's getting annoying to get rid of them. Letting the soil dry out doesn't seem to work as they dig deeper and enter through the bottom drain hols also. Looks like I might have to spray my soil to kill them if they really do eat younger roots. 

Subject: Help with Fig Tree Problem Replies: 8
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Isn't there also red pine mulch that has that natural color? Unless that too is dyed. I see it at homedepot all the time. 

Subject: Help with Fig Tree Problem Replies: 8
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Well it doesn't look like black spot disease so that is good. Continue to add the proper nutrients and the tree should fix the problem on it's own. 

Subject: New to the forum Replies: 14
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 665
 
welcome

Hope you stay and don't disappear like the many new members that join the community. 

Subject: No new growth...what next? Replies: 43
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,622
 
Maybe I should drill a few more hole in my pots. Is that bad? I will try to add some Iron as I don't think that's one of the things in my plants that they are getting. 

 

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