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Subject: Figs On the BBQ PICS Replies: 18
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Great idea!  I'm hungry.......

Subject: Trying again with Pictures Replies: 16
Posted By: udaman Views: 1,177
 
Beauties, I hope I can grow them as nice.  Thanks for posting.


Subject: Some Pictures Replies: 4
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No pictures...

Subject: VDB Shriveled Up Replies: 37
Posted By: udaman Views: 1,693
 
gene -

Thanks for the tip on azomite.  I found it on ebay and I'm ordering a 5 lb bag.  I'm always looking for natural and organic ways of fertilizing plants.  The analysis of azomite looks very interesting and it has many minerals.  I think I will still need to add limestone to my plants because I don't see that much calcium in azomite, and there is no nitrogen in it, so I'd have to supplement it with extra compost or blood meal.  I usually add manure tea to all my potted plants for a quick shot of food and along with the minerals makes for a well balanced meal, and I don't worry about burning the plant roots.

Subject: Hybrid Torch (no figs, but still beautiful) Replies: 9
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Beautiful flowers, Ken.  Enjoy them while they last.

Subject: Ronde De Bordeaux Airlayer Replies: 20
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Martin -

That's a nice looking root system, and a great looking plant.

Subject: Have these cuttings rooted? Replies: 6
Posted By: udaman Views: 879
 
Jon: I should have realized roots and leave were unrelated, as my elderberry scions are growing leave without roots yet forming.  I'll keep the fig cuttings as they are and watch for roots to show on the sides of the cup.

Tom: You must be fairly close to Joe Morle' in Roslindale?  Have you visited his nursery?

Ken: I'm saving my pop bottles from now on.


Subject: Have these cuttings rooted? Replies: 6
Posted By: udaman Views: 879
 
Dieseler: you give sound advice, and I'll take it.  Thanks.

Kerry:  your attempt is successful in my opinion.  The cuttings are doing well in the shade of my front porch, and I'll just wait and see.  My elderberry scions, however, are still not showing much root activity.

Subject: Have these cuttings rooted? Replies: 6
Posted By: udaman Views: 879
 
These cuttings were a gift from @drivewaygardener, Kerry Sullivan.  Thanks Kerry.

From left to right: Hardy Chicago, Natalina, Florea, Ronde de Bordeaux, Red Latarulla.  Most of them are within two days of one month in rooting medium, and the four on the right show signs of growth with new leaves, or buds.  The one on the left has a brown tip, and I'm guessing it won't make it.

I don't see roots in the cups in any of them, but do you think they have rooted after this amount of time?  How can I tell if they do have roots?  Should I remove them from the cups and pot them up in larger pots?  Should I remove the tops from the cups.  Thanks for your help.

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Subject: Willis Violette de Bordeaux Replies: 17
Posted By: udaman Views: 1,402
 
Yes, I contacted Bass about VdB and he'll have some ready next month.  I'm also requesting cuttings from UC Davis, this fall.

Subject: Willis Violette de Bordeaux Replies: 17
Posted By: udaman Views: 1,402
 
I just checked their website, and the VdB is not offered.  Have they discontinued it?

Willis Figs.

They do look like nice trees.


Subject: Hello and my trees Replies: 7
Posted By: udaman Views: 785
 
The pleasure was all mine Kerry, and Barbara and I are still chatting about your visit.  Your trees are doing well and I'm enjoying taking care of them.  I've started a couple air-layers and we'll see what happens.  Here's pics.




When you have time jot down the history of the plants, then I'll add it to my record keeping.  I'll keep you posted as to production success.  Thanks.


Edit*  For some reason, I can't get the image posting link to find my pics on Picasa.

Subject: Keeping track. Replies: 4
Posted By: udaman Views: 619
 
Thanks for the input.  I'm organizing a numbering system that will relate each cutting to a family and keep that family separate from another within the same variety.  Your comments will help me simplify the process.


Subject: Keeping track. Replies: 4
Posted By: udaman Views: 619
 
I was thinking about how to keep track of the trees I now have, and any new additions in the future, including trees from air-layer, cuttings, etc.  Is there a prescribed method of indexing nursery stock and keeping track of who's strain they are, and how old each tree is?  What are the data points of a tree that should be tracked?

I hope I'm not asking too many questions, but I really want to do this right.  Thanks.


Subject: Air-Layering Replies: 70
Posted By: udaman Views: 7,717
 
Thank you Jon.  I think I'll also try air-layering my elderberry shrubs.  I usually root green cuttings now, and hardwood cuttings in late winter, but just for giggles, I'll try this.

Subject: Air-Layering Replies: 70
Posted By: udaman Views: 7,717
 
Great pix, thanks.  The original tree that you are grafting is a straight main trunk with no branching.  After you pot the newly rooted plant, would you then keep the original tree and get new branches from it? 



Subject: Air-Layering Replies: 70
Posted By: udaman Views: 7,717
 
I'm trying my hand at air layering as of yesterday on this Atreano.  This is a green branch but I did girdle it, and wrap it with sphagnum moss in a zip lock bag.  We'll see what happens in 30 days.  I have another air layer going on a Marseilles Black VS.

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Subject: Hello and my trees Replies: 7
Posted By: udaman Views: 785
 
Hi gene,

I'll be digging them up come fall, and storing them in my cold cellar.  The cellar gets down between 35-45*F all winter.  I'm in zone 5A and it think even my barn would be too cold to store fig trees.


Subject: Hello and my trees Replies: 7
Posted By: udaman Views: 785
 
Thanks jazz, nice to meet you.  Their in a temporary location for awhile, until I find a more permanent suitable spot for them.  I have eight acres to play with, but I grow many trees and sometimes it's difficult to find proper sunlight.


Subject: Hello and my trees Replies: 7
Posted By: udaman Views: 785
 
Well I don't know why the pic didn't post, but here's a link to my Picasa album.  Sorry about that.

My fig trees


Subject: Hello and my trees Replies: 7
Posted By: udaman Views: 785
 
Hello all,

Just wanted to introduce myself and show off my starter set of fig tees.  I live in Vermont, and up until recently didn't think I could grow figs in this climate.  I've been gardening for over fifty years and I thank my grandfather for getting me started when I was just a boy.  He and my dad both grew nice figs, and I'm hoping to continue the tradition.

The three upright trees came from Joe Morle' in Boston, MA, one Paradiso, one Brown Turkey and one Black Triana.  The five lower wider trees came from drivewayfarmer in NH, two Atreano, two Marseilles Black VS, and one Sal's #1.  The trees are still in their pots, and sunk in ground.  It's interesting to note the difference in styles of growing the trees, upright or spreading.  I haven't decided which I'll follow, but I'll adopt and adapt my own style for my own needs.

It was a pleasure to meet drivewayfarmer and his wife, they're both very accomplished gardeners/farmers, and very friendly folks.  I hope to get to know many of you and learn from your experience.

Thanks and enjoy your garden.




Subject: Best figs at your location Replies: 308
Posted By: udaman Views: 76,645
 
This is great information.  Thanks from a very new fig grower.  I'll be taking note.


 

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