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Subject: Roots Replies: 8
Posted By: Buster Views: 803
 
The three that are not rooting, I put them back in
the furnace room.
They won't have any light, just heat.
I wonder if the light activates green growth and heat
activates roots?
Worth a try eh?

Jerry

Subject: My sweetie is sick of hearing about Figs! Replies: 23
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,181
 
My wife may complain about the figs and other plants, but secretly I think
she is happy that she does not need to worry about me being in a bar or
strip joint.
She was a little upset at me when I spent $250.00 on a pair of Goldfinches, but was very happy when I gave her $600.00 for some birds I sold.

We can't win, so I don't even try.
Just when I think I got her rules figired out, she goes and changes them!! lol

Jerry

Subject: Roots Replies: 8
Posted By: Buster Views: 803
 
I am not discouraged in the least.
If only the four survive to transplanting stage, I will be happy.
You sent me nine cuttings, didn't you?
Four out of nine is 45%.
That isn't too bad for the first time.
The other three could still send roots.
Plus I have my tree that is in the house now.
I have to be carefull I don't run out of room..lol..lol.
I am very happy!!!

Jerry


Subject: Roots Replies: 8
Posted By: Buster Views: 803
 
I still have seven cuttings.
Four with roots and three with out.

I through out two yesterday as they were soft and mushy.
I noticed that the ones that I tossed didn't have roots.

So it looks like, the ones that push out growth first do not survive.
The ones that push roots first and then growth do survive.

The ones that have roots are doing great!
Let's hope the other three will eventually send out roots?

Anyone else notice this?

Jerry


Subject: My sweetie is sick of hearing about Figs! Replies: 23
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,181
 
When I talk about figs and/or my goldfinches all I get is the rolling eyes.
At least I'm consistant, my wife just talks and talks and talks..lol lol

Jerry

Subject: Enjoying Figs in The Winter Replies: 12
Posted By: Buster Views: 812
 
Good for you Diesler!!
It is a little pricey, but well worth it.
It's $5.90 Canadian plus tax, so about $6.25 per jar.
And do try the orange/fig preserve also.
It is very good!!

Jerry

Subject: Enjoying Figs in The Winter Replies: 12
Posted By: Buster Views: 812
 
In picture #3 is the fig/orange spread.
I didn't think I would like it couse I don't like
orange spread, but it is just as good!

Jerry

Subject: Green House Figs Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 921
 
Ya, I had a big smile on my face! lol

I would have loved to get a cutting, but no one was there to ask.
The zoo does sell off cuttings from differant plants.
Maybe when the weather gets a little warmer we will take my grandaughter
and I will try to get some.

Jerry

Subject: Green House Figs Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 921
 
The other day the our family went to the Calgary zoo for
the "Zoo Lights" for Christmas.
Thousands and thousands of lights all around the zoo.
While we went inside to warm up I went into the Arboretum, to see
the plants.
What did they have inside, but a "Black Mission"  fig tree .
It had three figs on it too.
The tree couldn't have been more than four years old, but it was happy growing inside.

Jerry


Subject: Enjoying Figs in The Winter Replies: 12
Posted By: Buster Views: 812
 
Hi Everyone,

Today the good wife and I went to the farmers market
and I picked up some dried figs and fig preserves.
The dried figs are from Turkey and the preserves are from Croatia.
See if they are in your area and enjoy!!

Jerry

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Subject: Young Figlings Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 953
 
The but one has not sent any growth yet.
It is still in the furnace room with the cutting from my brown turkey.
I recieved the cuttings from you on Dec.3/09..

They were not getting enough light in the furnace room, that is why they
are so light in colour, and that is why I put them under the plant light.
Now I hope they will harden and grow properly.
So far I can only see roots in two of them.
I think this will give them the energy they need to grow roots and leaves.

Jerry 


Subject: Happy New Year with Family, Friends and Figs Replies: 7
Posted By: Buster Views: 817
 

A Big Calgary "Happy New Year " To All !!!


Subject: Young Figlings Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 953
 
Here are all the cuttings but one that Akram sent me.
They are all at differ ant stages of growth.
I put them under the light my wife bought me for Christmas.
She thought I would grow herbs, I had a better idea.

Thanks Akram!!

Jerry

PS. You can also see in the last picture, my Hoya plant and how big it is in that room. That is the same room I put my other fig that I brought in from the garage this week. 

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Subject: In from the cold!! Replies: 7
Posted By: Buster Views: 544
 

Lol, Lol, cute bird dog.


Subject: In from the cold!! Replies: 7
Posted By: Buster Views: 544
 

There is plenty of light.
One side is all windows asnd even the door is all glass.

I have European and Siberian Goldfinches.
Or in Italian..Cardelino.

Go to "HOW SOON" and you will see the pictures of the birds.

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=4076467

Jerry

P.S. Where in Hamilton do you live?
Now I am in Calgary.
I used to live on the Mountain by Upper Wellington, my dad still lives there.


 


Subject: Thank You Akram!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 805
 
Eight cuttings have buds at differant stages.
Two have leaves and the others are doing very well!!

Jerry

Subject: In from the cold!! Replies: 7
Posted By: Buster Views: 544
 
Hello Everyone!

Well last night I decided to bring in my "Brown Turkey" fig
tree in from the garage.
It lost all it's leaves at the first week of October and I put
in the garage on the 18th of October.

We had some real cold spells in those two months, so I
think it was about time to get her started early.
I took a cutting from it three weeks ago and it is rooting and
has leaves on it already.

That really made me  feel secure that the tree had enough of a dormancy.
Right now, it will get ten hours of light and it will gradually get more.
I am coinciding this with my birds, will be breeding at the end of February
or beginning of March.

The birds need a minimum of twelve hours of light to breed, and by then
the fig will be growing very well.

Fingers crossed,

Jerry


Subject: Aero Garden Rooting Replies: 5
Posted By: Buster Views: 659
 
Mario,

I got the same thing for Christmas and I staarted it today.
But, mine has only three cups for the plants.
I was thinking the same thing, maybe try a cutting of a fig?

Jerry

Subject: How Soon? Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,065
 
Thanks Guys,

From what I've read fig tree only need 100-200 chill hours temps below 45f...

So another month and she shold be ok.
It will be three months of dormancy. 

Jerry

Subject: How Soon? Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,065
 
No one answered my question.

At what point can I take my dormant fig in the garage
and bring it in?
I would like to bring it into my bird room,


Subject: How Soon? Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,065
 
Thanks Paul.

I have three pairs.
Two pairs of the European variety
and one pair of the bigger Siberian variety.
Also one mule, he is half Waterslager canary and half Siberian Goldfinch.
He sings both goldfinch and canary songs! Just a pleasure to listen to.

Jerry

Subject: Thank You Akram!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 805
 
The two cuttings I started from my tree I buried comepletly.
They rooted and had green leaves starting.
So I dug them up and left the green up and the roots down, and took off any
roots that were near the green.
That was a big mistake, they both died.
This time I will leave them alone and let them grow until
they are too big for th container and need replanting.
Learn from my mistakes.

Jerry


Subject: How Soon? Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,065
 
The garage was fine.
The snow melted off the car.
The garage is insulated, and my furnace room
is through the garage.
No matter how cold it is outside,
nothing freezes in the garage it never gets below 10C. 
Also the pot is in a big clay crock and it is all wrapped in sponge.
I checked on the tree almost every day during the cold spell
and it wasn't frozen.

Jerry

Subject: How Soon? Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,065
 
At what point can I take my dormant fig in the garage
and bring it in?
I would like to bring it into my bird room, where I have
my European Goldfinches and Canaries.
The birds usually start breeding in February, if I give them
at least 12 hours of light.

The fig has been dormant for two months now, so another
month or six weeks I could bring it into the warmth.
I would like to get a head start, so I could get two crops.

Could it be done?
Would it harm the tree at all?



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Subject: Thank You Akram!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 805
 
I have one of your cuttings shooting out two leaves.
I think it's one of the hardy Chicago, yeah!!

My dad told me the best way to get cuttings to
grow is to lay them down and bury them comepletly.
That way they will root better and eventually
they will shoot out stems and leaves.

He has always done that with grape vines and never had a problem
with any cuttings he received.

Thank you!!

Jerry

Subject: Roots on both ends!! Replies: 2
Posted By: Buster Views: 539
 
Thank you!!

I planted them laying down and some
roots are pushing throught the soil.
Also this morning I noticed two leaves
above the soil..
So all is well!!

Jerry

Subject: Thank You Akram!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 805
 
Akram are you back on?
I heard you had some computer problems?

I received your cutting.
Thank you very much!!

Jerry

Subject: Roots on both ends!! Replies: 2
Posted By: Buster Views: 539
 
I put two cuttings of my Brown turkey fig in some soil and vermiculite and left them on the water heater in the furnace room.
A week later there was roots on top.
I thought maybe I planted them upside down by mistake.
So I pulled them out of the mix and saw roots on the bottom also.
I then got a bigger container planted them laying down.
I thought let the roots grow as they please.
Eventually they should send out shoots?
Anybody else have this happen?

Jerry

Subject: Thank You Akram!! Replies: 9
Posted By: Buster Views: 805
 
Today I checked the mail and there were seven cuttings from Akram in Ottawa.
He was true to his word!!
Seven is a lucky number, so there will be figs!!

Again thank you Akram

Jerry

Subject: I Need Some Cuttings Replies: 2
Posted By: Buster Views: 551
 
I should have said that only Canadians should send them to me.
How would I send a self addressed stamped envelope to someone in the US.

Jerry

Subject: I Need Some Cuttings Replies: 2
Posted By: Buster Views: 551
 
I know this is kind of cheeky and presumptuous of me.
If you don't ask you won't get eh?
Would anybody like to send me a cutting or two?
Any kind would be great, because all I have is the black jack fig.
I would trade with others but all have is one tree
that has been cut down to two feet. 
I have two cuttings in the fridge that I am hoping will root
when I take them out in a couple weeks.

Thanks,

Jerry


jjsalamon@telusplanet.net

Subject: Cuttings in the fridge Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 749
 
Thanks Guys,

I will keep them for a couple/three weeks and then I will
take them out and keep them in a warm spot.

Jerry

Subject: Cuttings in the fridge Replies: 4
Posted By: Buster Views: 749
 
Hi guys and gals,

I have a couple cuttings in the crisper of the fridge.
They are wrapped in some moist paper towel.
Just the last four inches are wrapped not the whole thing.
 
How long can I keep them there before I put them in damp
vermiculite?
A couple weeks, or a couple months?

All the cutting I tried without putting them in the fridge first,
did not root.
They had little green leaves but eventually dried and fell off.

The tree has been cut back to about eighteen inches and is
in my garage for the winter.
I want it to be more of a bush than a tree.

Jerry

Subject: New Growth Replies: 1
Posted By: Buster Views: 560
 
Hi Guys,
 
It's been a while.
I cut back my "Brown Turkey" fig tree
to about four feet and made four cuttings.
I left three leaves on the tree and thought
it would start going dormant.
Well it's getting buds now where the leaves are.
Is this normal?
Will this new growth have time to harden off
before the winter?
I can move it in the house where it is cool, but
not as cool as the garage.
 
Jerry  

Subject: When is it best to transplant? Replies: 2
Posted By: Buster Views: 540
 
Hi Guys!!

Should I wait till spring or do it in the fall?
All I want to do is move it from the plastic pot
to a nice clay pot or small whiskey barrel
of equal size about 5 gal.

Jerry

Subject: Greetings From Calgary, Alberta, Canada Replies: 10
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,024
 
What a GREAT welcome from all of you!!
Thank You!!

Now this isn't my first foray into figs.
I bought my dad one when I was about 17 years old.
He had for quite a while.
I didn't pay too much attention, I was too busy chasing skirts.
I don't really remember what happened to it when I moved
away to go to school?
I know he has another one now.
He received a cutting from a friend and it is a dark fruit tree.
Probaly a black jack or brown turkey.

Again Thank You for the warm welcome!!

Jerry

Subject: Greetings From Calgary, Alberta, Canada Replies: 10
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,024
 
Thanks for the welcome OttawaZ.
I will take you up on that offer.

For now I can only have about two or three tree
because we live in a townhouse, so I am limited on space.
The spot I have my tree now is nice and warm and the bricks
hold in the heat all day.

Jerry

Subject: Greetings From Calgary, Alberta, Canada Replies: 10
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,024
 
Thank you for the links.

I hope to use the cuttings for trade with others.
I would like to get a "Black Jack" and/or a "Celeste".

Jerry

Subject: Greetings From Calgary, Alberta, Canada Replies: 10
Posted By: Buster Views: 1,024
 

Greetings from the Rocky Mountains of Canada.
Thanks for letting me join eh!!

I purchased a fig tree at a garden centre here in Calgary.
It's a Brown Turkey fig tree.
It was the last one, and because it was the last one, I got a 25%
discount on the price.

My wife thinks I have lost my mind comepletly, trying to grow
figs in Calgary.
I tried to explain to her that it will be in the garage dormant
for the winter and not in the house.

The strange thing about this tree, is it had a branch growing
straight out about half way.
No angle to it it, but straight out.
So I cut it off and now I have four cutting on the window sill that
I hope will root and grow for me.
One already has a leaf on it, so fingers crossed eh?

I will take some pictures and post them on here.


Jerry

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