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Subject: Figs in the Greenhouse Replies: 9
Posted By: marjo Views: 867
 
Thanks Elizabeth
That makes me feel better I was just at the greenhouse and its about 36F inside
the outside temperature is at 19F its twice as warm inside than it is outside
I really appreciate all the comments and ideas  from all
I know Winter is here for a bit longer but I feel I had enough of it already

Can't wait till the day are longer and warmer



Subject: Figs in the Greenhouse Replies: 9
Posted By: marjo Views: 867
 
Thanks Guys
I have a thermocube I think that's what its called its a plug that as a thermostat build in
it turns the heater on at 35F and shuts it off at 45F
it seems to work fine if the temperature is cold outside what I was concerned about is how hot it gets on sunny days 80's to 90's if its a full day of sun and how it effects the plants will they break dormancy even if its only a few hours when its sunny
The green house is 8x12 and I have it double wrapped in poly

Thanks again


Subject: Figs in the Greenhouse Replies: 9
Posted By: marjo Views: 867
 
Hey Guys
I hope someone can advise me on what to do
I have my figs in a small home made greenhouse
I have a small heater that keeps the temperature at above  2C  35F over night
there is no danger of them freezing
My concern is on sunny days the house is like a sauna it gets to about 30C  90F degrees even if its only for a few hours at a time is this going to harm the plants
I'm not home to open the window or the door to keep it cooler during the week
in the weekends I can keep the temps down no problem
any advice,thoughts or ideas would help
this is an experiment but I don't want to lose any plants in the proses if I can help it
I have some of the trees in ground in the greenhouse and some are in pots
the pots I can move to the garage but I would rather not if they would be OK in the greenhouse

Thanks to all



Subject: Storing Cuttings in Fridge Replies: 20
Posted By: marjo Views: 1,065
 
Hey Nelson
where about in Toronto do you live
I would love to see your figs Maybe trade some cuttings
I would like to get some cuttings of your Portuguese variety's
I'm in Hamilton area



Subject: Makeshift Green house Replies: 7
Posted By: marjo Views: 742
 

I put this think together this summer
in hopes that I could extend the summer just enough to get some figs this Year but I've noticed that it gets hot in the day time but at night its just like outside, same temp.
I even made this solar water heater to see if it helps
but the panel may be a little to small
I have insulated the North wall and I'm going to double wrap with poly
any ideas how I can keep this think above freezing in the winter
without having to run some sort of heater

Some pictures for you

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Subject: Winter Storage problem Replies: 10
Posted By: marjo Views: 823
 
To bury them is not what I would recommend
Mice, Moles or Voles like to eat the roots on figs
I have lost a couple of trees this way
If you can make a box big enough to lay them in fill the box with some kind of insulation do not let any part of the tree touch the box and them cover the hole thing with plastic
They should do vary well
That's just my opinion anyone else have any ideas I'm also
interested in reading it


Good luck



Subject: My Unknown Plant Replies: 15
Posted By: marjo Views: 665
 

That's beautiful

its no longer an unknown its a Dieseler flowering fig

Congratulations on the coolest fig I have ever seen

Thanks for sharing

Subject: Excell a first for me Replies: 8
Posted By: marjo Views: 857
 
Thanks Guys

I think you may be right Paully but its been soft for over two weeks
I have a few more on the tree and they are large and look great
I'm just going to have to be patience and wait till they are ready to fall off the tree
There isn't much written on this type where can I find some information on this type of fig and where did it originate from

Regards,



Subject: Excell a first for me Replies: 8
Posted By: marjo Views: 857
 

This was my first ripe fig from this tree
the size was nice and large
 I was disappointed with the taste it wasn't vary sweet and a bit blend
its called Exell
This is not a name that is used around the forum much
anybody have this type of fig and what is the opinion on it

Thanks




   

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Subject: Remove new figs Replies: 1
Posted By: marjo Views: 431
 

I have a couple of cuttings from June of this year they are doing vary well and one is growing figs

Should I be pinching them as they show up or just leave it alone

Opinions appreciated

Thanks

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Subject: Army worms in my Hayfield (pic) Replies: 17
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,590
 
Thanks for the picture 

That looks nothing like the ones I have

i have something similar to that they are on trees in some kind of web
and eat all the leaves within the web no idea what they are called though




Subject: Army worms in my Hayfield (pic) Replies: 17
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,590
 
   
Hey Cecil
Does your worms look anything like these ones
I have tons of these follows around my place
but my hayfield doesn't look like that
I had watermellons close to where i found these worms and the tips of the plants died off it could have something to do with them

Have a look


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Subject: Gota Love Pictures Replies: 8
Posted By: marjo Views: 790
 

I love to look at the pictures of fig trees

this is the first year that I have fruit on my trees so i thought that mabe someone would like to look at some pictures of them

the large green ones are called Excell from Adriano
the small ones are called Malanzana or (egg plant) they aresuppose to be huge but these guys are just a little more than a inch thick and they are starting to change coulor and going soft

Thanks and Enjoy 

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Subject: Video of fig trees in Montreal, Canada Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 748
 
I enjoyed your videos Michal
Thats a vary nice collection of plants you have there
Where do you keep them in the winter?
The banana trees are beautiful you have done great work with them

You mentioned something about oil on one of the figs I'm assuming its to help it ripen but could you explain that a little more

Thanks for sharing
    

Subject: Review of fig suppliers in Canada for Canadiens… Replies: 30
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,735
 

Capelas that name was mentioned I don't know if its the large tree
it is planted in the ground

he didn't have anything for sale some guy from Thailand bought everything he had two days before I got there
but he let me have  a tree that I kept mentioning that I wanted to buy and he had two more of the same name

I got out of him
1-5 year old Exell
1-3 year old Melanzana Merdoscola with a shoot at the root thats another fig 

I had the camera in the truck but I wasn't sure how he would take it if I started to snap shots of everything

Next time I go I will take some pictures if he lets me

these are the trees I got from Adriano

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Subject: Review of fig suppliers in Canada for Canadiens… Replies: 30
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,735
 

 Paully22 --I was there for a couple of hours I'm not sure but I think he said it was a tree from the Island in the Azores or something like that can't recall what he called it

The man as trees from just about every corner of the world
it was to much information to take in in 2 hours I have to go see him again for more education
But this time I should take notes  

Subject: Repoting is it to late Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 672
 

Thank Paully and Pitandiego

I'm going out to change the plant to a bigger pot

Jon you said take as many roots as possible

Do you mean take all the roots even the ones that are outside the pot right

Did you get my e-mail about shipping some cuttings this way?



Subject: Question about airlayering Replies: 2
Posted By: marjo Views: 984
 
 Post a picture of the tree or branch that your thinking of doing this

if the tree is only 3 feet tall why would you want to air layer

for your question I think that this would be the best time

anybody think different please post I'm also curious

Subject: a site about greenwood cuttings Replies: 8
Posted By: marjo Views: 895
 

Leave it in the glass long enough it will fill the glass with roots
from what I remember
you can put more than one cutting in the water to  

In gardening its all about patience

Subject: a site about greenwood cuttings Replies: 8
Posted By: marjo Views: 895
 

I don't remember the exact time
just don't change the water add water as required
I would guess about 3 to 4 weeks
I'm going to try different methods just to see which ones work best



Subject: Repoting is it to late Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 672
 

I think I will change it to a bigger pot


Thanks OttawanZ5



Subject: Repoting is it to late Replies: 5
Posted By: marjo Views: 672
 
I have this tree that the roots are coming out of the bottom of pot

Should I cut the roots and leave it in the same pot till next year
or is it safe to change to a bigger pot now without the tree going into shock

Suggestions are welcomed

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Subject: a site about greenwood cuttings Replies: 8
Posted By: marjo Views: 895
 
I have had good luck with just sticking them in a glass of water
your page is informative and the rooting hormones will help I'm sure

Nice chating with you last night !!!!


Subject: Review of fig suppliers in Canada for Canadiens… Replies: 30
Posted By: marjo Views: 2,735
 
I was at Adriano's last Monday
he does have allot of fig trees there but not much for sale
some of his trees are just loaded with fruit
I managed to get a couple of trees from him but it took me a couple of hours

Adriano is a professor in figs i could talk to him for hours

There is another close by that sells plants and cuttings I may go see him tomorrow morning I saw is Figs for Sale Sign

I will post any information I find on it  

Subject: Chatroom Replies: 127
Posted By: marjo Views: 5,930
 
I have been trying to load the Java program but not having much success
I'm going to keep trying
if someone gets there before me just wait a bit
my son is going to make it work

 

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