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Subject: buds Replies: 2
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 572
 
How alive do buds have to look to be alive? I ask this because I have cutting with buds that stick out and are green, brown, or even a reddish color. I assume that the brown buds with become green under the right conditions right? Some buds are flat and barely noticeable on the nodes appearing lifeless. Is it possible that this flat lifeless buds will swell becoming a new branch or leaf. Some of my cutting only have one "fat" green bud that is below the soil while the rest are flat and stick above. I just want to know before i cut them off.

Subject: Cool Weather Replies: 5
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"an ice cube hit the pavement and litterally disappeared before our eyes, i never ever saw a ice cube melt so fast." man that was funny, it had me laughing. if this keeps up people are going to have to breed figs to withstand this heat.

Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
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Yeah it was a mile and the longest hottest mile I walked. It was supposed to rain yesterday but it didn't. I hope in the next two days it is cloudy so that it will be easier on me when walking. wearing a hat with a wet towel under it didn't help much because the water dries up be fore i get there and back.

Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,544
 
I sure will but this time i will pick more and put them deep in a pocket in my backpack.

When I started growing figs I never thought that it would be this fun and that so many other people would also be involved in figs.

Besides this air-layers i have also taken many clippings form the tree to grow. Right now I have about 7 cuttings just starting to put out roots and little leafs. My room is becoming full of little fig trees.


Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
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i was meaning to do that but i ate them before i made it home. I reached into my pocket to find that i have eaten them all.

Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,544
 
Im going to go check on them in two more days, im trying to get my camera back online since it got sand in the lens. So thats way I didn't take pictures this time around. The camera makes a lot of noise from the sand in the gears, but i should be able to take some good pictures for you.

Subject: Summer is here! Replies: 15
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 777
 
At last i hear thunder outside, this weather came in fast changing the pressure alot, I can feel the change in the air. It is getting cold fast and I can smell the rain in the air. Houston has been waiting on rain for a long time now.  But the heat will dry this up real fast.

Subject: Reliable Sources For Trades/Ebay/Commercial Nurseries Replies: 4
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oh thats a new one

Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
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I when back to check on my air layers today just to find that two out of the four have rooted. But out of those two one was destroyed not by children but by a murder of crows that just build a nest right next to them. I was so pissed when I seen what they have done I used every bad word in the book. Roots were hanging from the damaged layering all dried up, I will try and add more soil to see if they will regrow tomorrow. I guess the foil caused them to do that because they ripped it off both of them. The other one was unharmed just having the foil torn off. The next one  showed little sign off root growth, so I thought that maybe I should just leave it there to grow some more. That imagine of those bird killing that one too ran through my mind so I made the decision to cut it off early and take it with me. What would you have done in this situation? The two that were coming from between the fence wasn't even touched at all in anyway. I don't believe the crows seen them or will notice them since they are so low to the ground. I did have to add more water to both of them due to this Houston heat of not having rain in about a month.

Is it possible that the one that I took off early could grow healthy without losing any leaves? It did have roots growing and the bark seems to be swelling as if roots are about to bust out.  I potted it up in a clear container to watch to see if those roots would grow longer before the leaves start to dry out. I am keeping it on the inside for the rest of this month and maybe next too. I'm going to cover it with a bag also if needed. This is not what I had in mind for my first air layering, but at least it has roots right. The other two that I left had those white bumps all over them but I think the lack off water slowed the rooting process on these two.

on the tree I did notice figs hanging in front of me so I decided to eat one. They were small and golden brown or golden with a red to pink flesh. It was not what I expected my first fig to taste like. Could the hot weather and the lack of rain affect the way the fruit taste? These figs were not juicy at all so I decided not to blame the tree itself but the hot weather. Some of them were just falling of and others looked like raisins. The birds didn't seem to mind this because they was still pecking holes in the figs. I hope it rain soon.


Subject: My plants that didn't make it! Replies: 6
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 734
 
chills if your plant was cold and dormant it may still be alive by a chance.
check by scratching the bark if it is still green then it is alive 


Subject: leaf cuttings Replies: 19
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,416
 
so far they are still green and healthy and seems to be holding up just fine.

Subject: leaf cuttings Replies: 19
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,416
 
thx you for trying to find it. Since I dont have a misting machine could I mimic that by keep misting it with a bottle. 


Subject: leaf cuttings Replies: 19
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,416
 
I tried to put them I cups but the cups I have are too small. I didn't want to bend the leaves trying to force them in there. I though it would be better to put all of them in one container instead of many small cups. I wonder will I see a small new leaf appear or a stem from beneath the soil. Leaf propagation can be done but I never heard it done on figs.

Subject: leaf cuttings Replies: 19
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,416
 
Last week when i air layered those two stems I also took some leaves to try and propagate. So far they are still green and healthy without any wilting at all. I soaked them over night and applied hormones to the ends and also made one cutting slanting downwards that I also put hormones in. They keep them under plastic and in full shade outside. How would I know if they do start growing roots, i don't want to disturb them just to check for roots?





Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,544
 
I just got back from checking on my figs and let me tell you it is HOT outside today. Well because of the heat this past week I decided to walk a mile a check on them. The soil was almost dried out due to this abnormal weather, I had to respray the soil with a little more water to last the next two weeks. When I walked over there I couldn't see the air layering even with the foil so I can say they are safe.....for now.

Subject: a couple of ebooks Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,362
 
I was bored so I took some web pages of figs that were translated and made ebooks out of them. Some of them still have their searching capability.


 
Attached Files
pdf A_fig_cuttings.pdf (449.70 KB, 87 views)
pdf A_method_to_rooting_cuttings_of_fig_trees_using_green_wood.pdf (99.37 KB, 78 views)
pdf An_advanced_method_of_fig_cuttings.pdf (359.79 KB, 108 views)
pdf Herbaceous_cuttings_of_fig.pdf (267.53 KB, 65 views)
pdf Transplantation_in_chip_budding.pdf (325.54 KB, 68 views)
pdf Method_for_rooting_cuttings_of_fig.pdf (137.82 KB, 83 views)


Subject: a site about greenwood cuttings Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 895
 
i think i have enough cuttings to try it your way. Do you leave it in the dark, do you keep the water warm, anything else, etc. I have mines in the sum to warm the water naturally. i already see the white bumps

Subject: a site about greenwood cuttings Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 895
 
do roots actually appear or just the white bumps, i tried it but i got impatient and potted them as soon as enough white bumps appeared. 

Subject: a site about greenwood cuttings Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 895
 
how long does it take you using the glass n water method?

Subject: a site about greenwood cuttings Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 895
 
http://www.galgoni.com/ENG/Reproduccio/enverd.htm

Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,544
 
It would be impossible that the owner see this process at all. The tree is so huge on the other side that when I looked over I couldn't see past the tree at all. I hope no kid comes and mess with it, it is next to a nursery school so they have no business out on their own right? I wanted to see how many people notice me there and rarely did anyone see me. Kids this today are more worried about texting on their phone when they walk to even notice the environment around them. 

Subject: My First airlayering Replies: 27
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,544
 
Yesterday I walked forever on my quest to find a fig tree that wasn't on someone else's property. And I did, it was a huge fig tree taking up almost all the space in someone's backyard. Some branches even start growing through the wooden fence, while others grew over it.



I could tell that these branches been through hell and back seeing how beaten up the outside skin was. I take it the those wounds came from growing between the wooden planks. How could there be any good green flesh left for me to layer with? This didn't stop me, it was my prize.



Even if there seems like there is alot of good liable cambium layer there isn't, the other side looks as if a beaver chewed on it.



To my surprise there was enough to work with under the dead and dried out skin. Yaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy ;)


I made two layers out of that piece of wood coming from between the fence. I did cover the other with foil also. Two more were made on other limbs hanging above my head, I had to kneel down just to fit under the tree. All the time while doing this people were watching with amazement wondering "what is that kid doing over there!?!?!" It took me some great time to finish(2 hours)just 4 layers, what took so long might you ask? well it was right in the middle of Houston's blazing heat and because I was kneeling make it really uncomfortable.

I just hope no evil school kid comes and mess with it, i really hope that foil doesn't attract unwanted guest. How long do you think it will take, maybe 2-4 weeks right?

Could I pot it covering the dead exposed wood, I don't know if this will cause rotting when in moist soil for too long.






Subject: a question about fig wood Replies: 1
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 546
 
Is there different types of figs wood? I ask because I notice today some wood on trees were gray with spots and more knotty, while other wood on the tree was brown, waxy and smooth carrying noticeable nodes on it. If I decide to air-layer does it matter which wood I air-layer from?

Subject: My little fig Replies: 3
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 565
 
But were would this new growth come from if the tips are all dead

Subject: My most important day Replies: 6
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 591
 
thank you all so much

Subject: My little fig Replies: 3
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 565
 
This is my unknown Portuguese fig that I received from sue, but when it arrived to me a few months back it was half die from being dried out. The postage company didn't seem to care that she wrote keep cool on the box. I gave it a chance but it started to die at the tips and all growth stopped. Is there any possible chance that it will start growing again?


The plant have had this same growth for a month now and nothing new have come from this yet.


 


Subject: My most important day Replies: 6
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 591
 
I know that this has nothing to do with figs but today at 8:00 I graduate from high school after years of hard work. I cant wait until I walk across that stage.

Subject: wilting tree Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 693
 
I was wondering why do we have to slowly introduce our cuttings to the sun when in nature the new growth on other trees due just fine. I never seen leaves really wilt for being in the sun. So why do it happen to ours?

Thanks for your advice.


Subject: wilting tree Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 693
 
the cutting was about 3 weeks old, i thought that by the growth the root system would be more advanced. I did put it in new soil that was right out of the bag so it was still moist. i did put it in some shade.

Subject: wilting tree Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 693
 
I will just have to wait until one of them read this and respond. I don't want to bug them with something they might see as a simple problem that can easily be solved. If the growth does start to die I will cut it back to see if it will regrow again. I hope it survive this is one of two of my last cuttings.

Thanks tom for your help.

Subject: wilting tree Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 693
 
I poked more holes in the bottom since i don't have access to perlite of bark right now. Well I guess i wont be cutting off the leaves since you reminded me that they could help the cutting rebound from this episode. The new growth is really droopy now and is starting to become shriveled and sunken in. Can it really come back this far in to dehydration? Is there anyway to make the cutting grow roots on the upper part of the cutting to allow for more support. the cutting is also moving around as if it has no foundation. This scares me because I imagine that below the surface the roots are being stressed from being pulled by the dirt as the cutting moves freely. And if it does come back will this affect future grow from the stress?

Subject: 1001 Fig Links Replies: 18
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,824
 
Here are some more links to add to your collection. By the time you get this you may have already posted most of these links or already have them.

Im still on the look out for more links.

 
Attached Files
docx fig_links2.docx (12.97 KB, 22 views)


Subject: wilting tree Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 693
 
No it haven't recovered yet. Tapla on GW told me that i should root prune it because it might have had too much water or salts from fertilizers. When I took the cutting out of the soil the roots were all brown and sticky. I cut off most of the rotten stuff trying to leave as much white roots as possible. The root system seemed to be underdeveloped only rooting from the bottom of the stick.

Do you think that it can recover with little roots mass left to support the growth it already had? Should i cut some of the leaves off to keep them from draining water and energy needed to regrow roots. 


Subject: wilting tree Replies: 8
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 693
 
On Saturday I put my tree out in the sun after having it on the inside and the shade on the outside. when i did put the tree in the sun it begin to wilt only after a few minutes. i brought the tree back on the inside and gave it a little water. Since then my tree is still wilting but not dying yet. everything seems ok except the leaves and new growth are wilting for 4 days now.  what can I do to get it back to normal

Subject: a green cutting Replies: 12
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,707
 
i leave this year on august 11th, i hope when i get settled down that i will be allowed to grow at least one fig tree some how.

Subject: 1001 Fig Links Replies: 18
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,824
 
these are some sites that i found but I'm still looking for more

 
Attached Files
docx fig_links.docx (13.64 KB, 37 views)


Subject: a green cutting Replies: 12
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,707
 
how did you get into growing figs in the first place, and where did you go to school. I wanted to major in botany in college but I'm joining the Air Force so that will have to wait.

Subject: a green cutting Replies: 12
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,707
 
So all i have to do is snip the leaf at the point were it is connected to the stem while leaving the stem connected to the cutting. then allow it to naturally fall off by the chilling processing for about two weeks then root. sound easy enough and here i though there was same super secrete process.

And by the way what is the benefit of the chilling of an active cutting? does it slow the growing process and metabolism of cutting?


thx all for the infromation


Subject: 1001 Fig Links Replies: 18
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ok im right on it

Subject: 1001 Fig Links Replies: 18
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,824
 
if we finds great links to ebooks and other great sitea will you accept them if we post them here. just want to help add to your collection.

Subject: Kadota Fig By W. Sam Clark Replies: 3
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 782
 
no problem

here is another version that you may download


Subject: Kadota Fig By W. Sam Clark Replies: 3
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 782
 


the pdf: click here



Subject: a green cutting Replies: 12
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,707
 
 so do i just leave the leaves alone then?

thx paully.

Subject: a green cutting Replies: 12
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,707
 
Im not new at taking cutting but i never taken a cutting that was fully active producing lush leave and figs. airlayering would be my first pick but im unable to do so because a friend is bringing them to school. i know that must of those leaves and figs must go as they will die anyway without roots. What else do i have to do to make sure these cutting grow into trees successfully.

Subject: new website Replies: 1
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has anybody been to http://www.planetfig.com i find it interesting. i never seen a raspberry colored fig before.


Subject: free fig suckers in Canada... Replies: 24
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Subject: free fig suckers in Canada... Replies: 24
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how much are you charging.....hey join us in the chat room

Subject: free fig suckers in Canada... Replies: 24
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i would love some please. how much are you charging for them?

Subject: New Members Replies: 30
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,844
 
hello tmc

 it looks like you could the fig virus too.lol

Subject: Thought this was interesting Replies: 26
Posted By: americanfiglover Views: 1,265
 
well it took me awhile but i compress the files into a 224 mb file. its in .zip format so you should be able to open it without any trouble.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N0JHZMLZ

sorry for the trouble


 

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