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Subject: growing media help needed Replies: 37
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satellitehead is correct that you should NOT use fertilizer for cuttings, it will kill the cuttings. I use slow release fertilizer ONLY for my trees that have a significant root mass.

Subject: growing media help needed Replies: 37
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,355
 
Grant,

I didn't have any problems with the floor dry, the whole Al's mix just didn't work for me. If you are going to plant them in the ground you don't have to use floor. Just use some good quality soil (like top soil), if your soil is mostly clay, some compost and slow release fertilizer. It will be sufficient for the fig trees. That's how my grandfather used to plant his fig trees in ground and they all did fine.
This summer I am going to plant few of my tree in ground and I will do the same. But, if you want to grow them in pots you could make your own mix and add the floor dry to it.

Navid

Subject: New member, Hello Replies: 4
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Whoever you are, took you a long time to explain/respond yourself to us. However, thanks for the correction.

Subject: growing media help needed Replies: 37
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 2,355
 
grant_n_georgia,

I did purchased the NAPA floor dry last season for my mix (Al's mix). But that mix did not work for me so I changed to something different. I think, each bag was $7.25.

Navid


Subject: cuttings Replies: 35
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,710
 
afishpond,

Just send me an email when you get chance.

Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,847
 
Al, My mix do retains some moisture but not for a prolong period. Been thinking to start using the Self watering containers or to cover their tops with a heavy duty liner (similar to Bill's pots) or plastic to decrease the water loss (evaporation) and keep the extra water (rain) away. Any thoughts?


Subject: Figs for sale Replies: 22
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Bill,

I am totally agree with you. Anyone buying from ebay should know who is he/she is dealing with or if they are a credible seller. My friend didn't know this and never got what he paid for. Maybe it was lost during shipping.

Navid

Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,847
 
Al and Jim,

The potted trees need to be watered twice a day during July and Aug. Once in the morning around 9-10 Am then again at 2-3 pm.

Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,847
 
Al, From what I remember, it takes less than one minute to fill a 5 gallon bucket from my hose bib. So there is enough pressure to distribute the water to all the pots. I am planing to set up 3-4 zones with timers each will be turned on on different times to water all of my in ground and potted trees (figs and other fruit trees).
I think 90 drip emitters for my pots will be enough, and 40-50 for my in ground trees. What concerns me is the water left/standing in those black tubings will get very hot during summer heat of July and Aug. would it be better to use the clear 1/2 inch tubing?

Subject: Figs for sale Replies: 22
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 3,748
 
Last year my friend bought few fig cuttings from eBay and he never received them. This is the reason I don't buy cuttings from ebay or anybody else on-line. I have purchased scions from Jon before with great results and no problems. I will buy from Jon if I need more cuttings.

Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,847
 
northeastnewbie and Al,

Once again great information from someone with experience. At first I thought about using micro-sprinklers as snaglpus mentioned, but, I've decided to use emitters for my drip system. For big pots I will probably use 3-4 emitters and for smaller pots 2 emitters.

JD,

I don't have any experience in plumbing but I do have a friend that he knows some plumbing, I might have will have to give him a call.
By the way, your 2nd pic. gave me a good idea for designing my system. Maybe I'll just make it like yours... Thank for the pictures. 

I do have one more questions for you guys. Where on-line did/do your shopping for drip systems kits or equipments? I know there are many companies out there sell these stuff, but what are the some reputable one?
If possible provide me with their name or websites.

Navid




Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,847
 
smiles4allages,

Thank you so much, I did receive your email. It was very informative.




Subject: irrigation systems Replies: 36
Posted By: nkesh099 Views: 1,847
 
For this coming summer I would like to set up an irrigation system for my fig trees. They all kept in pots except few that will be planted in ground around March-April.  Have already looked at the "Drip Works" website.

Would like to know what type of irrg. systems you all using for your fig trees in pots or in ground?


Thank you.

 

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