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Subject: OT Anyone growing Kiwi Berries? Replies: 16
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I HAVE  'Issai' which is self-fertile ??


SLOW TO GROW SO FAR

Subject: KITTY LITTER ....really ....KITTY LITTER ! Replies: 27
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Richard is that the fullers earth type kitty litter ??

I just mixed a cple cups of the silica beads into the potting mix

Subject: KITTY LITTER ....really ....KITTY LITTER ! Replies: 27
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OK  I  know so little about figs and fig culture compared to a lot of members here. I am soliciting  opinions on the below topic .

I only have six trees in pots and I have managed not to kill them for three years.

Recently I was repotting some house plants . " not figs "

and I remembered yrs ago there was a product called

"Miracle plant water crystals ."

The IDEA.... was that they would Absorb Water if soil was to Wet and Release water if soil was to Dry ??

WOW ! a Miracle ? haha .
trouble was the 8oz jar was like $12.

All they were were was silica crystal beads.

Well it occurred to me that you could get a 4lb bag of silica bead unscented Mimi KittyLitter  beads at Wal-Mart for $4 . Hummm.....

So I thought heck lets get some and mix it up in the potting soil and see what happens ???

So far all of the plants potted with the thrifty version of "Miracle plant water crystals ."  eeerrr I mean KittyLitter are doing well including one small fig tree ..

My latest experiment , Am I A FOOL or a Genus ???

What Say Yee INTERNET FIG EXPERTS ?????

""NOTE : I am not talking about the Clay type kitty litter. This product is hard round Silica Beads.
there are many brands . I bought the cheapo Mimi kitty brand silica  litter at Wal-Mart """"

Subject: Where to place fans in Greenhouse? Replies: 9
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cool high tunnel Dennis

how will you anchor it ?


WERE DOES THE REALY BIG FLAT SCREEN GO ?  ;)

Subject: Branching at every node at the same time. Replies: 23
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that's cool

Subject: splits in fig trees Replies: 3
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I water my dormant fig trees stored in the basement about once a month just a liittle

they are in water from below pots from Wal-mart

Subject: Good headstart Replies: 6
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I am in zone 5
I keep my potted figs in a cool dark room in the basement for winter .
 They started waking up first part of March,I started shuffling in and out of house when above 50f ten.

 They are  just starting to stay out over night .

I also have to move to porch if it rains to much .

Austin

Subject: A Big and Old fig tree Replies: 15
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that's a cool  tree ............. !

To bad you can't really grow figs in the ground here in zone 5 ................someday someone will find the magic fig that will survive -20f  ....

....doesn't hurt to dream .

Austin

Subject: 20 gallon nursery pots Replies: 11
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looks good Dave

just FYI  everyone ,............wal-mart has  17" wide x 15" tall   the water from below pots for $8.89 I this area .

Austin

Subject: Ft. Chaffee Arkansas Fig Trials Replies: 37
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cool project

Subject: Climbing Ficus Carica??? Replies: 11
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WOULD LOVE TO SEE PICS OF FRUIT ?

SOMEONE GO GET CUTTINGS RTFN ha ha

Subject: Let's start some air layers! Replies: 28
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thanks for advice

Subject: Suspected eBay scammers with F4F ties Replies: 276
Posted By: baust55 Views: 18,205
 
THANKS Harvey ..
The seller your informing us of is a piece of work .wow what a ... sociopath

Subject: Let's start some air layers! Replies: 28
Posted By: baust55 Views: 828
 
So internet expert please tell me ....

 Are air layers  started in the spring  or in the fall  best or most successful ?

Subject: Are they Ready for the Outdoors? Replies: 12
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I keep my potted figs in a cool dark basement for winter .

A month ago I started putting them out on the porch when temps above 50f


back in at night when it drops ..  in ...out .. in ... some nights there out all night if not to cool . I started pinching the leaves THIS WEEK ..


I let each new branch get 5 or six leaves then I pinch the bud .

AUSTIN

Subject: Randino Replies: 54
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anyone know how to translate vladis post to English ?

Subject: What else do you grow? Replies: 106
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5  kinds` of figs  , 4 apples two apricots two pears` , plumcot. pecotum , almonds`, kiwi, black berrys , raspberrys ,  gooseberrys currents . sweet cherrys , sour cherrys . grapes Neptune

Subject: Wish list updated: Looking for trades Replies: 5
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I am not smart enough for a smart phone .  ha ha

Subject: Wish list updated: Looking for trades Replies: 5
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Ummmm  Richard read his post ......his Wish list is right there .

Austin

Subject: Happy Easter! Replies: 30
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Happy Easter  mid 50s  will get up in 60s today .

fig trees outside for some sun . zone 5

Austin

Subject: 2015 gardening preseason Replies: 25
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My 5 potted  fig trees woke up early this year.

For winter I store them in a cool dark basement room just a little water every 4 or 5 weeks while there dormant .

I have them in large sub water pots from Wal-Mart suggested buy Snaglepuss  .

A few weeks ago the fig trees started to sprout ,so I brought them up to the sun room and they go out any time its above 50f  back in when it cools off .

All of them have leafed out well   . All almost ready to start pinching . I let each branch have 5 leafs then I pinch .

Austin


Subject: OT - Southeastern Fig Festival - Charlotte, NC Replies: 116
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ONLY 17 HOURS

IF you Have Astronaut Pants ..! ha ha

Austin

Subject: OT: Musa basjoo. Replies: 10
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I planted two very small pups I bought on ebay  two yrs ago that yr they grew about 12"  in the fall I cut down and mulched heavy  here in zone 5 it got down to -17 one night . I the spring only one sprouted after I removed the mulch it grew 12" again . this last fall I was overly busy and forgot to mulch .. it was down to -18 one night this last winter ...so I an not confident it will sprout. heck .

I would like to get a cpl PUPSs for postage

or trade scion . I have Neptune seedless grape .  a few apples. pears . daylilies ? 

Austin

Subject: They are wakeing up! Replies: 11
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COOL ... LOOKS GOOD  I am in zone 5 my 5 fig trees were stored in a cool dark basement.
they woke up a cpl weeks ago .

so I brought them up to the sun room they go outside when it is above 50f ..

then when it cools down in evening back inside .

Austin

Subject: It's No Big Deal Or Anything, But... Replies: 50
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cool James

Ausrtin

Subject: OT - Southeastern Fig Festival - Charlotte, NC Replies: 116
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wow Dennis cool I wish I were about 1000 miles closer ha .

Austin

Subject: Anybody got figs breaking dormancy? Replies: 104
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MY 5 fig trees that were stored in the basement for winter were waking up . S I brought them up stairs they go out when it hits 50f in am and back inside in evening tell it gets a bit warmer lots of little green leafs .

Austin Zone 5

Subject: Grape Cuttings Replies: 28
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I have Neptune a white/green seedless grape . I sent a member cuttings a few years ago .....ummm forgot who ? I hope they grew .

AUSTIN

ZONE 5

Subject: espalier Replies: 5
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i am very interested in this topic so please keep posting about your projects?

Subject: ID fig Replies: 5
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That's nice you were able to save your moms fig tree for your collection

Subject: BEWARE...Wrong Fertilizer Formulas Replies: 28
Posted By: baust55 Views: 2,293
 
Do any of you use a product like AZOMITE  to ad micro nutriants to the soil or for a folier spray ?

Subject: Pins for general info? Replies: 8
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Ingevald also is in lawrence ks. and moshepherdess is in MO. probably a few more  so a few fig nuts in this area .

Subject: Cold hardy fig cuttings for postage Replies: 90
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That looks  like hard work but fun ... can't wait to see it planted and leafing out .

Subject: Is the jury still out on Blue Ischia? Replies: 68
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That was a cool thrifty deal Vince .

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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i would check what types of fungas cultcures are in diffrent products ... some products have cultcures just good for veggies and flowers ..some good for just trees and some have both kinds of cultures ..

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
Posted By: baust55 Views: 2,557
 
well a week or so ago i followed the instructions on the plant succes site and poked some hole down to the root ball of my young potted figs and dumped a small amount of the granuals to inoculate the roots ..

My casuall unscientific  observation is that before  plants seemed to be kinda droopy when it was windy or when they were a bit dry .. now after the treatment  they seem to tolerate  this stress better now MORE PERKY

I also dusted the roots of a few bare root plants i was planting  floweres and such ..

ha  my magic dust ,

reading Paul Stamets book MYCELIUM RUNNING How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World .

Subject: Still available cuttings for exchange Replies: 16
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Here in Nebraska we pick wild paw paws in the forests along the rivers .
I  lived next to  an old gentleman who had a patch of PawPaw trees in his yard he  would hang strips op rotting chicken meat in the PawPaw trees to attract flies  to polinate them .

Subject: i need some sun and heat here... Replies: 16
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Thanks to global warming it snowed here last night . ha ha

Subject: Devistation! Replies: 23
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get a silent pelet rifle .........squirrels are tasty

Subject: Does anyone use this on there plants Replies: 13
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i did not see this post and started a similar post yesterday .

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/mycorrhizal-fungi-6318955

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
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THRIFTY  TAMI

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
Posted By: baust55 Views: 2,557
 
cool Bob ... do you buy the bulb tone at a big box store like Home Despot or maybe even WallyWorld ?

Subject: Southeastern Fig Gathering - CANCELLED Replies: 60
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COOL deal  Dennis !  to bad your like a thousand miles from here ha ha 

hummm... road trip .. .... probablt not.

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
Posted By: baust55 Views: 2,557
 
Yes it was pricy  .. but cheaper if you search diffrent vendors on ebay or amazon .

I am also going to try a diffrent Soluble version of the same product .

Plant Success Soluble is a soil drench for porous soil and contains 9 species of endomycorrhizae & 10 species of ectomycorrhizae, carefully selected mycorrhizal fungi. This product also contains 11 bacterial species, 2 species of trichoderma and biostimulant. It is well suited to a variety of soils, climates and plants. Plant Success Soluble contains mycorrhizal fungi that colonize plant roots and extend the root system into the surrounding soil, greatly enhancing the absorptive surface area of root systems and forming an essential link between plant and soil, which produces seedlings of the highest quality. Also included is specially formulated natural root biostimulant. The plant enjoys improved nutrient and water uptake, and superior field performance. Plant Success Soluble can be stored in a cool dry area for 24 months without loss of viability

Package Features:

  • Reduces:
    -Drought stress
    -Water and fertilizer needs
  • Increases:
    -Flowering and fruiting
    -Water and nutrient storage and uptake
    -Root growth
  • Promotes:
    -Extensive root system
    -Soil structure
    -Plant establishment

Subject: mycorrhizal fungi Replies: 45
Posted By: baust55 Views: 2,557
 
I  was interested in using benaficial fungi and bacteria to help my plants grow  .

  So i am trying this product called..." Plant Succes" .
 There seems to be a lot of similar products.
 Do any of you use this product or a similar one ?

Tricoderma and endo- and ectomycorrhizal fungi spores are the special ingredients in all-natural Plant Success Granular.

These beneficial fungi are combined with kelp meal, humus, vitamins and amino acids to encourage spore germination. Plant Success Granular improves soil structure, enhances root development and assists with nutrient and water uptake and retention.

The result is stronger, healthier plants and increased overall yields.

Subject: AIir layering with dirt Replies: 17
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hey tony how did your air layers turn out ?

Subject: air layering substrate Replies: 11
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cool roots .. do other memmbers have photos with there ideas experance ?

Subject: Transplanting More UC Davis Cuttings Replies: 6
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That's cool Henry  keep up the good work .


Subject: Worried for a bit Replies: 5
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Because of GLOBAL WARMING  it snowed here this amha ha  ....very unusual this time of year .

My little potted figs are looking out the window.

Subject: Hello all Replies: 9
Posted By: baust55 Views: 610
 
hey TONY

 

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