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Subject: Fig trees from roots Replies: 7
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 824
 
If I put my potted figs out in the spring and plant them 4" deep so the roots can grow out the drain holes. Then I cut them off in the fall before I bring them in will these roots that stay in the ground sprout fig trees.

Vince Z5









Subject: Tanglefoot Replies: 18
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,961
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by loslunasfarms
Actually, I have put it on my orange tree since it was filled with those egg sacs. The ants love sugarry stuff, so as far as my research shows, the best way is thru use of boric acids.

Yes, I have used it in my kitchen as shown on the label. The one i buy is available at your home improvement stores and looks like a big syringe.

here is a neat link:

http://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/antbait267.shtml

Ant Species Controlled by Baits:

The following baits are registered for ant control:

  • Terro® (OTC) | gel | boric acid/sugars
  • Pic® liquid (OTC) | gel | boric acid/sugars
  • Drax® Ant Kil Gel (PRO) | gel | boric acid/sugars/apple/mint (sugar-feeding ants)
  • Drax®-FP (PRO) | gel | boric acid with peanut butter/oil (protein and grease-feeding ants)
  • MAXFORCE | gel, granules | hydramethylnon


Thanks for the info I will check it out.
Vince

Subject: Tanglefoot Replies: 18
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,961
 
Peg
Thanks we have a True Value close by. I will check them out.
Vince


Subject: Tanglefoot Replies: 18
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,961
 
Loslunasfarms
What does this do to the soil if you put it in the pot? What effect if any does it have on humans? Can you you use it in the kitchen? Where do you get it?
Vince


Subject: Tanglefoot Replies: 18
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,961
 
Thanks Martin
Vince


Subject: Tanglefoot Replies: 18
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,961
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dieseler

Martin
Where do you get Tanglefoot.  I have tried Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart,Country Max and local old time hardware store that has everything but Tanglefoot.
Vince

I know most of us know about this product but for <<<New Members>>> this stops ants and bugs that do not fly from crawling up and into your figs.


Tanglefoot

1 time of biteing into a fig with ants years back i started to use this each year and have no more problems since.

Ingredients are

Good ole Castor oil
Vegtable Wax
Natural Gum Resins

Best Health


Subject: A Visit with Al Replies: 22
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,463
 
Steve
If you already have some in a 25 gal pot and they are 2 or 3 years old can you down size them to a 5 gal pot without hurting them.
Vince
Zone 5 Central new york


Subject: A Visit with Al Replies: 22
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,463
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveNJ
Martin,

Most of the trees he had for sale were in 3 gallon containers and maybe 2 ft tall. His personal collection were mostly in 5 gallon containers and around 3-4 feet tall and I would say between 3 and 5 years old judging by the trunk thickness. A few older trees were in 25 gallon containers and 6 or so feet tall.

From a pruning perspective, Givan described a technique of limiting top growth for pot culture and reducing the need for root pruning. After the first year in a 1 gallon pot, the plant should be cut down to about 3 nodes above the soil. Second year using a 1-1/2 gallon pot, cut the side branches down to 2-3 nodes at the end of the season. Third year is a 3 gallon pot and again at the end of the season cut the new branches to 2-3 nodes. Fourth year, move up to a 5-gallon pot and cut back the new branches as before. In the 5th year and there after, remove any branches (in summer) that bore breba to stimulate new growth. During all years, remove any weak branches. This looks similar to what I saw with Al's trees in the 5-gallon pots.

Subject: Identify fig tree disease Replies: 10
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,328
 
Martin\Dan
These are not fire ants. They are small and pesty. We have them in the house for the first time. We also have the lg black. My wife use baking soda and that seems to do the trick.
Vince


Subject: Identify fig tree disease Replies: 10
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,328
 
Martin
That was a neat site. I'm going to leave things alone and monitor it to see what happens. The tree at this point looks healthy. I also have ants and I liked your tangelfoot idea. So I'm going to give it a try.
Vince


Subject: Identify fig tree disease Replies: 10
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,328
 
Martin
I'm going to check into it a little further on google. I would hate to destroy it if it is mantis eggs.
That meal sounds great if I could have a beer to go along with it
Vince


Subject: Identify fig tree disease Replies: 10
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,328
 
Martin
I'm not much on spaghetti. How about sauerkraut and weiners
Vince


Subject: Identify fig tree disease Replies: 10
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,328
 
Tom You may be right. I looked at the example and that is what it looks like. I will google for further info
Thanks
Vince


Subject: Identify fig tree disease Replies: 10
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 3,328
 
My brown turkey has what looks like a puffball at its base. It is creamy soft. What is it and what can I do about it.
Vince z-5 Central New York

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Subject: White spots on my fig leafs Replies: 7
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,029
 
It is not on the under side of the leaves. I do not spray. I did not add anything to the soil. 2 years ago I put it in a soil of 1/3 pine bark mini nuggets 1/3 Perlite and 1/3 MG potting soil. I have not added anything but water. It will
rub off to a milky substance with a little effort. 
Vince z/5



Subject: White spots on my fig leafs Replies: 7
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,029
 
Now that the leaves have dried this is what it looks like.I have apple trees right next to them and they don't have them. This has just showed up in the last few days. I also have peaches ,plums cherries and pears and they don't have it.
Vince z/5

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Subject: White spots on my fig leafs Replies: 7
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,029
 
pitangadieg
I have the picture but i'm not sure i know how to attach it.I took it this morning. We live on a river so we do get a lot of dew in the morning. I have many fruit trees and do not get this on them.
Vince z/5

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Subject: White spots on my fig leafs Replies: 7
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,029
 
All of a sudden I have gotten white spots on my fig leafs. It's like a white ash. More on my Chicago hardy than my Dark Portugese. Is this a problem?
Vince z/5




Subject: Rooting figs 1st time Replies: 1
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 536
 
Dan
Thanks for the reply. The tree is a whip no branches. I will scratch the main stem.
Vince Z5


Subject: Rooting figs 1st time Replies: 1
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 536
 
I bought a brn turkey  about 4' tall bare root from a nursery.. I cut some root off before potting it. I planted 4 pieces of the root with root hairs in perlite and spag 50 50 on 4/1. They look like they have small roots coming. Should I have left part of the roots exposed. Will they sprout threw the soil.The main tree looks dead.I potted it around the same time.How long for it to show some life.
Vince Zone 5

Subject: Italian Purple Fig Replies: 3
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,177
 
Thanks Maggie for the info. I don't own the the fig I was just thinking about buying it.
I see your point. I now have 3 trees and this is my 3rd year so I am a newbe.
Vince Zone 5


Subject: Italian Purple Fig Replies: 3
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,177
 
I have a chance to get an Italian Purple fig from a local reputable nursery. Its fully leafed out and has 3 breba. However I haven't been able to get much info on it. Is this a good fig for zone 5. Upstate ny.
Vince Zone 5


Subject: Thought this was interesting Replies: 26
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,265
 
On the green house I'm new
Vince Zone 5


Subject: Thought this was interesting Replies: 26
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 1,265
 
I bought a small green house from Lowes for 34.99. 24"Dx36"w x about 66"h. It has a heavy plastic cover and zip front. Works great for hardning off your small plants and flowers. My plants have been in some cold weather and came out great. No heater or light needed.

Subject: Post good and post Bad Experience. Replies: 9
Posted By: vinnlahr Views: 822
 
Martin
I am new to this forum and raising figs. I have 1 hardy chicago and 1 dark portugese. Both 2 years old  This year I bought a brown turkey from millers. All are in pots.I live
in upstate NY zone 5 same zone as you. I would like to get two more figs. Do you have any suggestions for this area.
Vince


 

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