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Subject: Robin's Sicilian Black Replies: 2
Posted By: JD Views: 824
 
Jon (pitangadiego),
Which Sicilian Black(s) do you have? I am thinking Available Cuttings 2010...

Subject: irrigation question. Replies: 8
Posted By: JD Views: 785
 
Dripworks.com for most of what I have. I use Ewing for local purchases.

Subject: High-Tech Gadgetry Replies: 10
Posted By: JD Views: 1,159
 
I am trialing the coffee filter and newspaper critter (bird) protection system on a total of six figs on three trees (two on each tree) that were ripening before I left for travel. One each per tree: one covered with newspaper and the other with the filter. It rained heavily yesterday and drizzled through the night.

The paper/filter needs to dry, dry quickly, and not get knocked off by heavy rain. We will see how well it works. It has been put to the test.

I will report once I return to my world of figs in pots.

UPDATE: The daily showers here in 8B limit the effectiveness of this protection for me; it encourages mold and makes the skin slippery when wet. I will continue my search and use this method when the forecast says sunny with a small chance of showers. A few watery and moldy fig photos are attached. The first two images are Black Bethlehem and the second two are Hunt.


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Subject: High-Tech Gadgetry Replies: 10
Posted By: JD Views: 1,159
 
Nice...and the filter breathes...

Subject: Fig Orchard Irrigation pics Replies: 27
Posted By: JD Views: 2,701
 
Dennis,

Good work. If you have a moment and the inspiration, it would be nice to see two photographs: one of the one gallon drip emitters (how many per tree?) and the second of how you connected the feed line to your main line (1/2" or 1/4" tubing for the feed? I know you buried the main line but did you bury the feed lines?).

Also, I cannot verify this with personal experience but maybe you can test the theory that those micro sprinklers perform better with a 3/4" main line due to the increased volume of water.

Subject: Unknown cuttings: "Hobart", "Schuyler", "Voiture #217" Replies: 97
Posted By: JD Views: 5,971
 
Here is an update on the Voiture triplets.

26 august 2010


24 july 2011


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Subject: Espalier Replies: 20
Posted By: JD Views: 1,096
 
I know. I know. I just need to make sure others know. Oh yeah, you're not that 'old' and I am not that young...or tall.

Subject: Mutant Figs Replies: 10
Posted By: JD Views: 979
 
Yes. North Florida is the place for wild passion flower. We are blessed to see this sight year after year...purple passion flower. Interesting the difference in purple & white. This strain is always 'striped' the same way.



Subject: Espalier Replies: 20
Posted By: JD Views: 1,096
 
@FMD. I went back and edited my post (#2) for clarity. To reiterate, I am volunteering to "help you out" with the too many figs "problem" on your favorite tree but only after you and your wife have finished wrestling. Call me then. :~)

@hex1848. Thanks for the 411. I agree. Good gamble. How many Ischia were left? Last fall I picked up a $2 tree from Lowes. It's like a box of chocolates...

Subject: Espalier Replies: 20
Posted By: JD Views: 1,096
 
Sir, hex1848...Miguel,

I am excited to inform you that what you have is *not* a fever. I repeat: it is *not* a fig fever. What you have is an unnamed virus. It manifests itself every time you see a fig photo, read a description, or even taste a bad fig. Note the Kathleen Black and Maltese Falcon thread, check out Dieseler's posts with nothing but photos of figs, and consider the accusations of Rafed suspecting the entire fig forum of stealing his fig tree that incredibly just up and walked away. All real examples of the virus that you have. It will spread and you will have more fig trees than you have space for...I promise.

Subject: Espalier Replies: 20
Posted By: JD Views: 1,096
 
Just say the word...but only after the wrestling [between you and the misses is done]...

EDIT: I needed that edit for clarification (see FMD's post in #6)...

Subject: Any recommendations for dark figs? Replies: 25
Posted By: JD Views: 1,582
 
@Alan. MVSB = Marsellies VS Black. 'Discovered' and named by VS b.k.a. Herman2.

Subject: Any recommendations for dark figs? Replies: 25
Posted By: JD Views: 1,582
 
Consider

Gino's Black
Hardy Chicago
LSU Scott's Black
MVSB
Sal's EL

and a bit more difficult to acquire

Black Bethlehem
Dark Portuguese
Kathleen Black
Malta Black
RdB
Vista

Subject: It's RAINING FIGS in the Carolinas!!!!! Replies: 35
Posted By: JD Views: 1,592
 
HOW ABOUT THOSE FIGS!!!!!!

Excellent. Keep posting pictures. It gives folks like me and others HOPE! I am almost two years into that four year window you speak of and seeing your photographs inspires us all.

How was the Byadi?

Subject: LSU Golden Celeste (amber pulp strain) Replies: 19
Posted By: JD Views: 3,434
 
@Paully. Yes, this is timely. To make sure I understand you, for a single air layer with two cuts - like Rafed did to get those crazy roots - the top cut is a full girdle and then the bottom cut is partial. Is that correct or are you talking about something else?

Subject: Fig Balsamic Dressing Replies: 3
Posted By: JD Views: 910
 
While in Whole Foods #134 in El Segundo, CA today in search of an uncooked and mostly unprocessed lunch, I came across a Fig Balsamic Dressing; it was tasty. The balsamic dominates the fig but it is still a good dressing. At home, we use an Italian fig vinegar that is extraordinary (I am blanking on the name) but we get it from a local farmer at the Farmer's Market. I also pour on vanilla ice cream. It is that good!

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Subject: Black Bethlehem Replies: 26
Posted By: JD Views: 7,178
 
I agree. Very fortunate to have this concern. Almost sent this as email/PM to a few folks like I normally do but I believe the answer(s) will be helpful to others like me with more than a few figs on a tree for the first time. Again, I am lucky to have this not-really-a-problem.

Subject: Black Bethlehem Replies: 26
Posted By: JD Views: 7,178
 

I purchased a Black Bethlehem from Bass about 18 months ago. I up-potted, fertilized, and limestoned this potted plant this spring (2011). The attached photographs were taken almost three weeks ago. Recently with the daily rains, it has exploded in size and has a buckshot splatter of figlets everywhere. To my surprise, it has produced more than forty-five (45) figlets. I counted because this particular growing season - using figlets produced not ripened as the metric, it is the most prolific fig tree I have. I have potted trees that are almost triple the size of the BB and others slight larger in the ground; however seventeen (17) figlets are the most on any of those trees.

Given the sage advice promulgated on this forum, I have read that more fruits dilutes the taste and drains the energy of younger - especially potted - trees, I have a few questions (with an interest in hearing from the container specialists) about the practice and the theory:

  • This is the first time I have ever had a potential crop of this size. I am more interested  in quality versus quantity. If possible, I would like to develop habits and a routine that is a) manageable, b) maintainable, and c) that will promote regular high quality harvest in the future. Here is the point of all of these words: Would you advise that I reduce the load to ensure a high quality harvest?
  • If so, by how much and why that much? If not, why not; did you test it from one year to the next? I would prefer to read about other experiences with Black Bethlehem as well as other varieties to have a reference for my actions.
  • Has anyone done a side-by-side same year test of a fully loaded (untouched) versus load lighten (some percentage knocked off) fig tree and compared the taste?
  • The tree is 2+ years old at most. Is BB normally this prolific at a young age?

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Subject: Smoking Thread. Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 1,374
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caneyscud
JD - I want to give you a good answer but need to know a little more info.  Such as budget - tight or don't give a darn!   Whether you NEED something that will cook 4 packer briskets at a time.  Do you enjoy fiddling with the fire and cook or do you want something more set and forget (none is truly - however some are easier).  Do you want to fiddle with wood, charcoal, gas or electric?  ( all can be good, well - I don't really care for the gas ones, but they do ok).  Do you already have a grill and just want a dedicated smoker -or - or do you need your smoker to be a grill also (two different processes)  The answer can be anything from a BigUglyDrum or a bigger Weber Kettle modified for indirect heat to large trailer rig.


Caneyscud - Thanks for the follow up and the consideration. Here are some answers...
  • Budget. Not tight but I give a darn. 
  • Size. Don't NEED a 4 packer brisket cooker and don't want a large trailer rig.
  • Fire. Prefer the fiddling. Wood and/or charcoal.
  • Use. Smoker only.

Subject: Smoking Thread. Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 1,374
 
Thanks Caneyscud!

Two questions: What brand(s) would you recommend for a first smoker? And how long do you smokze the fatties (dried fig, cheese, and protein, right?)?

Subject: LSU Golden Celeste (amber pulp strain) Replies: 19
Posted By: JD Views: 3,434
 
Paully, I second that!

Again Dan, please keep us informed. I certainly would like to know what your research reveals.

Subject: Unique Problem: Too Many Figs! Replies: 31
Posted By: JD Views: 2,706
 
As of 11A today and 80 figs later, we took only a mosquito's bite out of FMD's Alma fig 'problem'. I'll have to come back a few more times to ultimately resolve the concern (Yeah, this is going to be such a difficult assignment). Check out a portion of the harvest in the attached image. Still there are no less than 5 times that number of fig remaining on those two trees. [Update 19 July 2011: Ate many. Dehydrated the rest.]

Not to mention there are several dark skinned, red and purple pulped unidentified but good tasting, rain, humidity, and heat tolerant fig trees scattered around like his New Jersey Red, Black-Purplish Long, and a new Dark Brown-Blackish Flat that I somehow overlooked during my first visit with FMD. He posted about them here http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=5396417 and appear in the first two images. I was able to sample the occasional one to one and a half dark figs that the birds left.

We also sampled sun ripened blueberries, Asian pears, and cannot wait for the jujubes. I also met my first fully grown Chestnut tree.

Ben & Noss, Thanks for sharing those recipes. I will trial them soon.

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Subject: Black and Purple BT's? Replies: 19
Posted By: JD Views: 1,262
 
No question...

Subject: LSU Golden Celeste (amber pulp strain) Replies: 19
Posted By: JD Views: 3,434
 
Dan,

I second Bob's request. I would like to see the leaves also the tree.

In your opinion, are LSU Champagne and LSU Golden Celeste (amber pulp) the same fig? FYI. I just asked the same question on the following thread http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3976765&pid=1269401485#post1269401485. I don't want to misdirect your thread so please consider posting an answer there if you like.

Subject: LSU Champagne Replies: 7
Posted By: JD Views: 1,435
 
Are LSU Champagne and LSU Golden Celeste the same fig? According to this post http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=5395990 by Dan, apparently there are three strains of LSU Golden Celeste. In that case, is the amber pulp the same as LSU Champagne?

I ask because I recently purchased an LSU Champagne that had two tags. One read Golden Celeste and the other LSU Champagne.

Subject: Black and Purple BT's? Replies: 19
Posted By: JD Views: 1,262
 
FMD,

Is the your same tree that I note as "Unknown Purple" with red pulp that I posted about in this thread http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=5379644? If so, considering the background it looks like photos of both the Mother and the offspring. Is that right?

Subject: Unique Problem: Too Many Figs! Replies: 31
Posted By: JD Views: 2,706
 
FMD,

The Alma look great.
Check your email.

Subject: Sal's Blk Uk, Mead, Vincenzo Replies: 14
Posted By: JD Views: 1,392
 
Thanks for sharing those photos Gene. When you have a moment, I am interested in your description of the taste...

Subject: Hardy Chicago? Replies: 27
Posted By: JD Views: 2,985
 
Jason,

I concur on Owensboro being a great rooter. Mine is now about one foot tall and growing very strong under a canopy. Looking forward to tasting the fruits from this one.

Thanks for sharing it

Subject: Fig Orchard (with pics) Replies: 18
Posted By: JD Views: 1,726
 
Navid,

Did you get close enough to see if the O'Rourke have three-lobed and five-lobed and only three-lobed and five-lobed leaves?

Subject: Today's eats - pics Replies: 19
Posted By: JD Views: 1,280
 
Thanks for showing the cut fig...looks good...should look and taste even better as it matures

Subject: Today's eats - pics Replies: 19
Posted By: JD Views: 1,280
 
Dennis,

Did you cut those? If so, please post. I would like to see the pulp on the Black Celeste.

Subject: LSU Scott's Yellow Replies: 5
Posted By: JD Views: 1,599
 
Dan,

Thanks for posting the photos of Scott's Yellow.

Subject: Tallahassee Fig Finds Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 2,442
 
Herman,

Those are main crop figs not breba. The tree gets very little sunlight and only water from rain. I suspect that is the reason why its figs are much smaller than others I have sampled this season. I have two young Celeste trees - one in ground and one in a large pot - and neither has offered a bud. There are several large Celeste trees around the city and I have not encountered a breba...yet.

JD


Subject: Gino's Black Replies: 66
Posted By: JD Views: 6,212
 
Nice tree Jason.

Dennis, after looking a those figs, it will be nice when mine grows up. Will you please post a picture of one that you have cut?

Subject: Tallahassee Fig Finds Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 2,442
 
I found these little ones on what appears to be - but probably is not - a "public" tree off of the median of a busy street (East Bradford) just before a ditch outside of a fenced off backyard. When I saw it, I circled back around to have closer look and it had ripe figs (Excellent!). The tree does not get much sunlight thus it is 'lanky' but looks like it will still make a good although small crop of figs. I sampled a few and brought a home. Very sweet and obviously a Celeste.



The first attached image is from Google maps (not mine) and was taken from a street view in 2009. The tree is northeast from the arrow pointing to the right. The other pictures I took on Thursday last week. There are better Celeste trees in the city but this one is off of the side of the road and accessible to anyone driving by and willing to pull off of the road.

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Subject: Tallahassee Fig Finds Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 2,442
 
It was a good day.

@ Navid. I asked the same question. Those fig trees are survivors. Apparently, they were in planters (now gone) in those spots as well as there was an attempt to remove the trees (interrupted). What you see is the aftermath. For a better look, see the attached image.

@ Gene. We crossed paths in the virtual world. Two residents of Tallahassee interested in figs, Earthboxes, and global buckets. Go figure.

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Subject: Tallahassee Fig Finds Replies: 22
Posted By: JD Views: 2,442
 
Whenever I 'find' a fruit tree, I add it to My Places in Google Maps with the title FRUIT_NAME in CITY_NAME :: 1234 STREET_NAME along with the name of the owner and a description of the tree(s). To date, I have fourteen places in my FIGS in TALLAHASSEE category. Several of the trees here are Celeste. On most days life is good when you find a fig tree but yesterday it was a grand day because I met FMD - backyard grower supreme - for the first time and he was growing some uncommon figs for this area. Here is a short form of the story:

His home sits on several acres and has a very healthy supply of fruit trees; many that he personally planted 8-9-10 years ago: fig, Asian pear, jujube, blueberry, pomegranate, mulberry, plum, peach, citrus, and several others (a few from Just Fruits and Exotics) than I have forgotten. These trees surround his house. I think his most prevalent is an unknown green (-to-brown) fig with a red (or amber; don't recall) interior. It was not ripe so I did not sample it. He has several around his property. I found these two trees [Herman2 identified as Alma] the most impressive:





There is a multi-football field size area just behind his home and then beyond that, through a clearing in the forest is his 'man cave' where another football field of open space lined with figs, persimmon, and pear trees on the north side and protected by a tree line and a lake. Here is a 18'x15' (easily) Celeste that is growing in the space.



There are several Brown Turkey and a few more Celeste trees growing in this area. Most interesting was out chat about his latest 'project' and the walk up to his 'pride and joy'. Before we got there, I tasted a ripe fig from the offspring of this mother tree and then later, I had this fruit from the mother tree. FMD said he purchased it on-line about 6-7 years ago. It was not a sweet fig - not as sweet as Celeste but it was juicy, rich, and a complex berry like flavor with a nice crunch. I needed more than two fruit to say anything more and there are more to ripen.This Unknown Purple [Franks call this fig NJ Red] is definitely a good fig. I will take more and better pictures during my next visit. We ate the few ripe ones and luckily I was thinking out my forum friends and thought about taking a picture after I bit this one in half but before I devoured the rest.









Then we continued over to his pride and joy. During his most recent trip to Europe and North Africa, he acquired cuttings from Morocco, Canary Islands, Malaga, Genoa, and Amalfi. Here they are growing in partial shade.



As we headed back towards his home, I tasted his another Unnamed Red that was acquired about six years ago. The fig was dense (not as much as Hunt), sweet (not as sweet as his Unknown Purple now known as NJ Red) but equally as complex. The flavor had a fig-like quality rather than hints of berry. Tasting more figs will help me resolve the description. It is another very good fig. Note: There were more of these figs that were ripe so I took a few home and thus was able to take a few photographs with a camera that did not perform other functions (like phone, GPS, video, audio, etc)...so they look a little better.











I was a fun hour that seemed more like three not because it was hot but because FMD is a nice guy. I will return with a digital camera, more questions, a shoe box for figs, and a paper bag for jujubes and pears. It was a good day to be amongst the living and the figs.

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Subject: Morus :: Cousin of Carica Replies: 13
Posted By: JD Views: 980
 
Back in May, I was stopping everywhere I saw that familiar stain. I can taste those mulberry right now and I look forward to the next season.

@ Bass. I plan to purchase the largest tree I can find and while I watch my children grow up, I'll continue to eat from these 11+ year old trees around this city.

Subject: Morus :: Cousin of Carica Replies: 13
Posted By: JD Views: 980
 
Akram,
The UC Davis tag reads DMOR0009 alba Black Mulberry.

Subject: All About the Smoker Replies: 3
Posted By: JD Views: 747
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caneyscud
One of my lives, I do a lot of smoking - BBQ that is.  Long, low temp smoking of meat - briskets and pork ribs are my favorite to do.  But then again, we all have appetizer type things we like to smoke - none are low fat or low protein!  One of the things we do are called fatties.  Take a package of a good breakfast sausage and flatten it, place something on it and roll it up, wrap in bacon, sprinkle on some rub and put on the smoker for a couple of hours.  One version I came up with 3 years ago I call the Figgy Fatty.  I put some dried turkish style figs and sharp cheddar inside.  They are a hit with my buddies. 




Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
.........ha, speaking of BBQ. I have some ribs going right now.

My oldest grandson is with me today. I'm fixing two of the things that he loves. Low and slow apple wood smoked ribs and watermelon for dessert. He eats figs but would rather eat watermelon.

Dan
Semper Fi-cus 


Quote:
Originally Posted by Caneyscud
yeh, i'm kinda hooked - have 6 smokers of various kinds.  Going at lunch to Sams to pick up some ribs for the weekend. 


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
I'm big into cooking too. My favorite smoker is an electric "Smokin Tex".....it is very similar to the one made by Cookshack. It is nearly imposssible to not produce good pit style BBQ in those type of smokers.

Dan
Semper Fi-cus


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
I'm big into cooking too. My favorite smoker is an electric "Smokin Tex".....it is very similar to the one made by Cookshack. It is nearly imposssible to not produce good pit style BBQ in those type of smokers.

Dan
Semper Fi-cus


Quote:
Originally Posted by Caneyscud
I opted for a Bradley.  But I'm more likely use the Traeger or the Bandera when at home.  I like doing yardbird, ribs, sausage, fish, lox, etc... in the Bradley, but when I get to big hunks of meat, I like the bigger rigs - more steel and more space!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_la
I'm familiar with all of those smokers. All of those should produce a good product. I do large briskets in mine quiet often. It is absolute magic what happens when you ligthly smoke 'em low a slow........

IMO, figs do better hot and fast on the grill than they do in the smoker

Dan
Semper Fi-cus


Quote:
Originally Posted by Caneyscud

I agree, except when they are wrapped in sausage and bacon and are bathed in all that pork fat!   I agree with the magic of low-n-slow.  But I like lots of smoke - especially with oak, hickory, pecan - not so much with mesquite though.  Gonna try some mulberry this weekend on the ribs. 

I have done brisket in the Bradley, but I'm a little old school and actually enjoy fiddling with the fire.  I own a BBQ guru and a CyberQ and I have never installed them - they are still in their boxes because I enjoy tending the fire.  Plus, I seldom do one brisket - often 5 to 12 to feed a group of friends.  Then I have to break out the trailer rigs. 

I've thought about a BGE or a Primo, but can't get myself to spend that much money especially when they can only do one brisket - and the BGE is tight with the one brisket. 


Quote:
Originally Posted by The_celt
In north Philadelphia pa these guys make smokers out of oil barrels they use alder wood chips apple wood chips and peach wood mixed together. Let me walk down the street and see if I find one. But for fish I like a controlled enviroment like a 6inch hotel pan and a 2 inch perf pan. Wood chips lightly soaked in brandy or gin on one side once the smoaking starts on the stove I put my fish in the perf pan on the opposite side of the burning wood chips and cover it with foil. Works great for diver scalops For a cold smoked fish like salmon I coat it in chopped dill and garlic pesto like paste then wrap it in cheese cloth pack the top with some kosher salt and pour about a shot of vodka on the top for every 4 inches of fish and put it in the fridge uncovered on the second day mix liquid smoke into the vodka and pour it Over the fish and repeat for 2 more days then pull it out of the storage container and let dry over night. Best gravlocks ever


Subject: All About the Smoker Replies: 3
Posted By: JD Views: 747
 
Instead of waiting for someone else to do it...

Subject: Some of my figs Replies: 38
Posted By: JD Views: 1,606
 
Caneyscud and Dan,

Trying not to hijack this thread...but I like the smoker chatter. Would love to read more and get you to opine on which is best for fish (like salmon) and fowl (yard bird and other wild birdies). Caney, maybe you can start a new thread?!?!


Subject: Morus :: Cousin of Carica Replies: 13
Posted By: JD Views: 980
 
Here is another off topic post. While taking inventory and airing out fig cutting in the frig, I realized that I had forgotten about the black mulberry scion that I received from UCDavis and other mulberry scion that I had. I stuck three of them into a self watering container and now I have...mulberries?!?! The cuttings were about 12" long and I planted them such that only one bud was exposed. Along with clipping the fruit, I am wondering if I should expose another bud or two. I also planted the three cuttings in the same container because I was not expecting any of them to be viable six months later and lo and behold, they all are.



Subject: A Fig Trek with SueV Replies: 18
Posted By: JD Views: 2,570
 
This is the view from the Unknown Del Monte tree. When I took these pictures, there were several cars in the line of sight to take a photo similar to the one I posted previously. So I settled for what I could get. First of all, this is the view from Del Monte and the reason there were cars in the way:



I attached a few photos of the tree leafed out and of its fruit. I had to stand close so the photos are not as indicative of its size as I prefer.

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Subject: Some Pictures Replies: 9
Posted By: JD Views: 1,091
 
Sal,

My Black Unknown (in ground and in pot) are both doing well; I lost one in-ground but immediately replaced it with another. I planted one in South Florida at my Mother's house (and prayed), another with a local organic farmer, and shared cuttings with a few members who also have said to have success. Thanks again Sal! As I get updates, I will post.


Subject: Improved Celeste 2011 & 2012 Replies: 39
Posted By: JD Views: 3,339
 
Noss,

I have been thinking about that. I had this one covered with a repurposed plastic strawberry container but its purpose was to protect against critters (it performed flawlessly) not rain. Hmmm.

Subject: Trade? Replies: 20
Posted By: JD Views: 1,638
 
Amen

Subject: new member - advice Replies: 16
Posted By: JD Views: 917
 
Welcome Eli!

I second Rafed's advice. Cut it down until you see life, i.e., a ring of green called the cambium. If you do not find the green, then still all hope is not lost. You may still have live roots. You can check the roots and look for active growth. If you find it, great. If not, you can reuse the soil and toss the wood.


Subject: Improved Celeste 2011 & 2012 Replies: 39
Posted By: JD Views: 3,339
 
Hey Sal!

Thanks for the note and interesting tidbit that you have quite a few ICs that have gotten mold like this. Did the mold happen only after rain or without rain?

 

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