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Subject: This VIOLETTE DE BORDEAUX ? Replies: 19
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my norton did not give warnings on that link ?  seems ok now?

Subject: Mail ordering fresh figs? Replies: 19
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I have never tasted a fresh fig . I have only seen them in a local market  in Nebraska  once and they didn't look so good . They wanted $8.99 for 4 figs .

 In Peru i saw figs in walled gardens and in church court yards at 11,400ft Cusco.
I also saw many fig trees in gardens and farms in Egypt and Jordan but i saw no fresh figs in the markets in those countrys.
We did have a varity of dried figs on the breakfast buffets in Egypt and Jordan. YUM  1

Subject: ficus sycomorus cuttings? Replies: 25
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GOOD LUCK planteur123 !

Perhaps if you get your cuttings rooted you will be able to make some air layers in the futchure .

Subject: moved 11 today. Replies: 23
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I HAVE hardy  kiwi Assisi ? ji will tryb and root cuttings. BULLET08  a guy in my homebrew club is a PIPER yo make beer ?

Subject: Connies light Replies: 4
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Subject: off topic---- Grape vine question Replies: 11
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ok thats`a cool looking grape .

I have an awsome green seedless grape called NEPTUNE ! i would trade a few HUGE cuttings for a cpl cuttings from my fig wish list ............. hope this posting is apropriate !

Also Assisi Hardy KIWI !


Subject: Pug Puppies off topic..Update 3/7/13 Replies: 31
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cool pups Tony ! I have two Boston Terror dogs ha .

Subject: A Free Tree Replies: 71
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cool project TONY your dad will enjoy the tree  .

Subject: Jujube Replies: 48
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What zones do Jujube grow in ?

I am in zone 5 .

Subject: how do i take control. Replies: 15
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I bought a quarter block lot a few years ago with three old apple trees and two pear trees they had never been pruned so i have been cutting out all of the dead wood crossed branchs and lowering them a cpl feet a year . I have planted lots more and will keep doing so .

Subject: Experience with a solar fig dryer? Replies: 17
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Those look yummy Martin.

Subject: Florea, vasilika, it258, lyndhurst | Roots: CdD Grise and Noir: PICTURES Replies: 13
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looks good !

Subject: I think the Groundhog was wrong! Replies: 23
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today in zone 5 s.e.Nebraska . Some snow still on ground ,predicted high 47f   .....40% chance of rain .

Subject: Winter in Paradise Replies: 21
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ZONE 5 STILL SNOW ON THE GROUND HERE   ! Predicted high 47f ,40% chance of rain today .
Time to prune my fruit trees plan were to plant the new ones i have orderd.

Subject: big thank you goes out to very generous forum member! Replies: 11
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Awsome ..... photos soon  ?

Subject: Fig Cuttings Wanted Replies: 5
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Welcome and good luck !

Subject: moving to zone 9 Replies: 34
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Andrew Zimmer was eating Armadillos on one episode . Aligators are tasty also .

Subject: MINI 4-Teir Geenhouse $18 Replies: 9
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yes JAZZ
I had  looked at one at lowes onsale awhile back for $39 , so when i saw it at MENARDS for $18.87+ tax I snached  it up !

Subject: MINI 4-Teir Geenhouse $18 Replies: 9
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Vented 10x20 High Dome $3.99

Model Number: RZD102H0 | Menards

Subject: MINI 4-Teir Geenhouse $18 Replies: 9
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here is Menards on line listing  for green house . $18,87

10"x20" Propagation Heating Mat $19

Model Number: RZHEAT1 | Menards® SKU: 2665742

Subject: MINI 4-Teir Geenhouse $18 Replies: 9
Posted By: baust55 Views: 789

Thanks Maro .

Good tip Jazz .

I was thinking of adding a reall small cheapy heater , humidifyer and small tilt up fan on bottom shelf .

Subject: MINI 4-Teir Geenhouse $18 Replies: 9
Posted By: baust55 Views: 789

I stopped at MENARDS  yesterday and picked this 4-tier mini green house up for $18+ tax.
I think sale ends today or tommarow . I also picked up a heat mat for $19
They also still had the 7" humidity domes that fit on standard flats and root riot trays for $3.99

For those of you that don't have MENARDS in your area it is a chain like LOWES or HOME DESPOT !

Subject: Clonex vs. No Clonex in Root RIot Cubes Replies: 18
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Interesting info thanks James.

Subject: FREEBIE ALERT w/pictures now Replies: 12
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I love free stuff ! ha BARGAINS !

Subject: My first cups. Replies: 11
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cool progress !

Subject: Hello Replies: 20
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Sounds like an Awsome Acrage.

Subject: growing figs Replies: 4
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I just got a cpl cuttings from a friend of a Fig his Grandmother planted 60+ years ago neer Jacksonville , Arkansas.,,ZONE6 ?
 He says it only froze to grownd twice in 60+ years .
He thinks it is a celest type fig.

Subject: Winter Protection Replies: 9
Posted By: baust55 Views: 789
per haps a small ceramic heater you could turn on when needed .

Subject: FiggyFrank! You were most helpful...... Replies: 17
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Making beer is a fun hobby as much fun making the brewing gagets as brewing the beer .

Subject: Beware of eBay seller Replies: 27
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figs4me were are you located ? your profile says U.S.A.  but you mentioned being in another country in several posts and you seem to have a bit of a laungage barrier ?
If so you should correct your profile perhaps ?
This might be helpful if your profile info was correct ?

Subject: HAS Any one used Spray N Grow products ? Replies: 5
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I am betting Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer® 6-11-5 would be great for my tomatos . I wounder how it would to for figs ?

product discription.

An organic fertilizer so complete, plants think it’s perfect!

If plants could talk, this is the meal they would order. Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer® 6-11-5 is a naturally complete plant food your plants need for fast growth and prolific blooms. It’s the only fertilizer you’ll need for all your plants, flowers, vegetables, fruits, shrubs, trees, even houseplants.

Developed by Spray-N-Grow founder Bill Muskopf, this super concentrated fertilizer is “cold cooked” to protect the organic integrity of its all-natural ingredients. It blends hydrolyzed fish, calcium, sugar cane extract, humus, and seaweed. Nontoxic and naturally high in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK), use this fertilizer to spray on the leaves of your plants or pour on the soil around plants.

Apply alone or mix with Spray-N-Grow Micronutrients. Bill’s Perfect Fertilizer is a key component in the money-saving Perfect Blend Kit. Made in U.S.A. (8 oz. bottle makes up to 64 quarts)     

Subject: Instant FMV? Replies: 28
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Ha Asprin ...interesting .Any one else try this ?

Subject: Salvaging Frozen Air-Layers (New Title) Replies: 13
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Interesting James good luck.

Subject: Wood ashes on figs? Replies: 7
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What can you do with all the ash from burning wood in your fireplace or wood stove? Wood ash can be useful in home gardens, in your compost pile or as a pest repellent, explained Dan Sullivan, soil scientist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

Wood ash has long been recognized as a valuable substance, Sullivan said. Many centuries ago, ancient Roman scientists and scholars documented the value of returning ash to the land.

In the 18th century, the benefits of ash-derived potash, or potassium carbonate, became widely recognized. North American trees were felled, burned and the ash was exported to Great Britain as "potash fever" hit. In 1790, the newly-independent United States of America's first patented process was a method for making fertilizer from wood ash (U.S. patent number 1: "An improved method of making pot and pearl ash)."

Cheaper sources of lime and potassium eventually killed the commercial market for wood ash, said Sullivan.

For the home gardener, however, wood ash can be a valuable source of lime, potassium and trace elements.

"Since wood ash is derived from plant material, it contains most of the 13 essential nutrients the soil must supply for plant growth," said Sullivan. "When wood burns, nitrogen and sulfur are lost as gases, and calcium, potassium, magnesium and trace element compounds remain. The carbonates and oxides remaining after wood burning are valuable liming agents, raising pH, thereby helping to neutralize acid soils."

Where soils are acid and low in potassium, wood ash is beneficial to most garden plants except acid-loving plants such as blueberries, rhododendrons and azaleas. Use wood ash on flower beds, lawns and shrubs.

The fertilizer value of wood ash depends on the type of wood you burn. As a general rule, hardwoods such as oak weigh more per cord and yield more ash per pound of wood burned. Hardwood ash contains a higher percentage of nutrients than ash from softwoods such as Douglas-fir or pine.

"Hardwoods produce approximately three times as much ash per cord and five times as many nutrients per cord as softwoods," said Sullivan.

Ash from a cord of oak meets the potassium needs of a garden 60 by 70 feet, he said. A cord of Douglas-fir ash supplies enough potassium for a garden 30 by 30 feet. Both types of ash contain enough calcium and magnesium to reduce soil acidity (increase soil pH) slightly.

One-half to one pound of wood ash per year is recommended for each shrub and rose bush. Spread ash evenly on the soil around perennial plants. Rake the ash into the soil lightly, being careful not to damage the roots. Never leave ash in lumps or piles, because if it is concentrated in one place, excessive salt from the ash will leach into the soil, creating a harmful environment for plants.

Lawns needing some lime and potassium can also benefit from wood ash. Apply no more than 10-15 pounds of ash per 1,000-square feet of lawn; at high levels, ash can be toxic. Do not use if soil pH is more than 7.0 or if potassium levels are excessive.

"You may want to have your soil analyzed periodically to determine its need for lime and potassium," said Sullivan. "As a general rule, acid soils that would benefit from ash application are usually found in those places in Oregon that get more than 20 inches of rain per year. Alkaline soils (pH greater than 7) soils in portions of central and eastern Oregon generally won't benefit from ash application."

In compost piles, wood ash can be used to help maintain a neutral condition, the best environment to help microorganisms break down organic materials. Sprinkle ash on each layer of compost as the pile is built up. Ash also adds nutrients to compost.

If used judiciously, wood ash can be used to repel insects, slugs and snails, because it draws water from invertebrates' bodies. Sprinkle ash around the base of your plants to discourage surface feeding pests. But once ash gets wet, it loses its deterring properties. Continual use of ash in this way may increase the soil pH too much, or accumulate high salt levels harmful to plants.

Sullivan offered advice for using wood ashes as a soil or compost amendment:

  • Protect yourself when applying wood ash. Use the same precautions you would use when handling household bleach, another strongly alkaline material. Wear eye protection and gloves. Depending on the fineness of the ash, you may want to wear a dust mask.
  • Do not use ash from burning trash, cardboard, coal or pressure-treated, painted or stained wood. These substances contain trace elements, harmful to many plants when applied in excessive amounts. For example, the glue in cardboard boxes and paper bags contains boron, an element toxic to many plant species at levels slightly higher than that required for normal growth.
  • Do not use ash on alkaline soils or on acid-loving plants.
  • Do not apply wood ash to a potato patch as wood ashes may favor the development of potato scab.
  • Do not apply ash to newly germinated seeds, as ash contains too many salts for seedlings.
  • Do not add ash with nitrogen fertilizers such as ammonium sulfate (21-0-0-24S), urea (46-0-0) or ammonium nitrate (34-0-0). These fertilizers produce ammonia gas when placed in contact with high pH materials such as wood ash.

Subject: Rooting cubes Replies: 25
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James thanks for the updated info and photos .
Keep it coming.

Subject: Beware of eBay seller Replies: 27
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YES  i will chime in with a Thank You for the Heads Up Harvey .
Just to many SCAM guys !

Subject: Rooting cubes Replies: 25
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I BOUGHT THE ROOT RIOT cubses on Amazon , the $3.99 domes at Manards are 7" high with two ajustable vents .they fit most standard 11"x21" starter trays witch vary abit in size . Menards is a chain like Lowes or HomeDepo .

Those Fig tree spacific rooting cubes sound very interesting HungryJack ? keep us informed ,thanks !

Subject: Italian fig cultivation and processing document - looks good Replies: 27
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very cool !

Subject: how to make my fig tree happy Replies: 13
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elin do you know  what your climate zone ? If you do it will help those who are in a simaler climate zone help you.

Subject: Got a new GREENHOUSE!! Replies: 22
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That's so cool !
I hope i can aford a green house in a cpl years .

Subject: Rooting cubes Replies: 25
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keep us informed Vince, Michael, and Tony .

 I will try theses cubes on a  cpl of  Celest cuttings a friend gave me off of his grandmothers tree she planted 60+ years ago in zone 6 . As soon as it warms up a bit or i can find a reasnobly priced heat matt.

Subject: HAS Any one used Spray N Grow products ? Replies: 5
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Thanks for the info Jeff . i might try this stuff on my Veggies this year .

Subject: Tragedy befalls Florea - A hard lesson about C02 Replies: 6
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keep nursing them along maybe they will bud again .


Next time i ride my RoadKing to the Mountains maybe i'll stop buy and see them growing.

Subject: Rooting cubes Replies: 25
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I bought some Root Riot cubes , clonex rooting gel and some clonex rooting concintrate to add to water on Amazon. I also bought a cple taller humidity domes with ajustable vents to go over the cube tray .I bought the domes at Manards for $3.99.

Havn't tried them yet .

Subject: BEWARE...Wrong Fertilizer Formulas Replies: 28
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I also have Fertilizer Anxiety Disorder !

Is there a saport group ?

All of those numbers scare me !

Subject: starting cuttings on heat mat Replies: 11
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Thanks for the info Michael.

Subject: moving to zone 9 Replies: 34
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Sounds nice Vito .

Subject: THREE CHEERS for the NEW FORUM MEMBERS Replies: 12
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Welcome !

Lots to learn !

Subject: Roots Replies: 25
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Subject: Solution to mold Replies: 32
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Thanks for the info Dan.


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