*Edited Jan 30,'10* Pictures Below Added*
Today I put some of the fig seedlings (sown about Oct. 30 and repotted into the 4" pots on Dec. 12) and some cuttings that I had potted around Dec. 20 into a large tub and bottom watered them with a dilute solution of Shultz Bloom Food (10-54-10).
So I decided to take some pictures and share them here.
The first picture is an overhead of them, with the various "unkown" cuttings on the right. On the lower left of the picture the two larger seedlings are ones that I had repotted out of the germinating tray about 2 or 3 weeks earlier than the rest of the seedlings. Also in this picture you can see one of the smaller seedlings with a plant tag in its pot bottom center of seedlings). This is my favorite right now because it had three cotyledons (seed leaves) instead of the usual two.
The second picture is a close up of that "tricot" plant. Its first pair of true leaves tried to copy the three seed leaves, by having one of them be a double leaf off the same leaf stem. After the first two at the same node true leaves fig seedlings seem to go to a single leaf per node, and this one has too.
The third is a close up of the two seedlings that had about 2 weeks head start on the others. These have started to grow quickly now! These seedlings are from seeds from a Panache fig growing in the wasp area of California, part of a very large collection that includes a number of persistent caprifig plants.
The last two are close ups of cuttings from three different "unkown" plants I found in my area.
I'll try to post some more pictures of the other cuttings I have started soon. Hope you enjoy the pics!
*I added some current pictures. Three are of the largest seedlings, to show how much they have grown in 24 days.
One of the pictures shows three different sizes, and another picture shows the one that had three cotyledons (The one that has a double leaf in the lower center of picture).
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a2_tricot.JPG (779.60 KB, 62 views)
a3_big_seedlings.JPG (903.21 KB, 69 views)
a4_roots.JPG (997.37 KB, 106 views)
a5_cuttings.JPG (272.42 KB, 65 views)
big_seedling1.JPG (703.00 KB, 36 views)
big_seedling2.JPG (613.20 KB, 49 views)
big_seedling3.JPG (581.82 KB, 28 views)
tricot_2.JPG (653.44 KB, 48 views)
three_sizes.JPG (396.45 KB, 33 views)