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Subject: OT: so i have been slack of late.. Replies: 20
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 765
 
nope. no pen pal needed :) no patience for the snail mail. beside, my wife would think it's weird i'm writing to people.. lol

Subject: OT: so i have been slack of late.. Replies: 20
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and there is a reason! at soon to be 47, i realized that i type more than i write. and my hand writing has gone to pots. so i have been doing some writing. no, not writing a book or anything. just drilling my penmanship so it will be legible. got me a fountain pen, and been practicing my hand writing. 

i started typing when i was in 7th grade, that's.. back in 81.. so.. 32 yrs. i've only wrote with my hand when it was necessary. my hand writing was at best chicken scratch. i figure, it's best that i learn how to write properly now then never learning a fine art of good penmanship. 

been all over the net figuring out how to improve it.. and it's rather fun. time away from computer.. the trees are fine and the figs are growing fat. few months and i'll be writing and eating at the same time :)

Subject: Coll de Dama Roja Fruit Replies: 35
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nice :)

Subject: noticed something about rain. Replies: 8
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i'm sure it's much different with in ground trees. but in container culture, one day of rain won't really help with watering. most o the time, after the rain, i have to water again. last few days we had above 90 degree weather. in this heat, i have to water them anyway. but i thought few hours of rain would have helped. but finding next day, the trees are drooping again unless i water them. 

i guess what's going on is that most of the rain does not hit the soil in the container. even if they do, they will either overflow or will not soak into the soil before they get evaporated. 

Subject: KITCHEN CRAP - CHECKOUT NEW MEMBER PROFILE Replies: 11
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more than likely a bot... not even a human. 

Subject: New here.... my story Replies: 16
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welcome to the forum and good luck. 

Subject: Tracking when they fruit? Replies: 11
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nope. i don't keep records. it might fall into hands of some commies.

actually, i take a look at them everyday, so.. i notice when they have figs, and when they are ripen... i eat them. but i have general idea when they should put on figs and so on. this forum is a great tool in when i have posted what and when.. that's close to a record as i keep.

Subject: It's a Miracle! Replies: 19
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just by being a human being we are destroying the planet. i don't know about you, but i'm not jumping off a bridge any time soon.

Quote:
Originally Posted by eithieus
im thinking duh you just killed your soil. once you go back to organicly growing  you will still see the plant look bad untill you rebuild the soil organically. this takes more than a year! some say it takes three years. there are no short cuts.  i saw results a year and a half after the switch but the best improvement in the years to come.
check out this
http://www.organicagardensupply.com/why-we-dont-sell-miracle-gro/

http://www.realfoodmovement.net/toxic-tuesday-miracle-gro-round-up-monsanto/

it's pretty clear that this stuff is not okay. im curious as to why you would switch from organic to chemicals when the effects are documented.  Such short term results for long term ill effects.

Subject: It's a Miracle! Replies: 19
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,017
 
MG works faster than organic solutions. i started with MG and switched over to organic last yr. organic wasn't satisfying for me as far as results were concerned. i switched back to MG this yr. super thrive.. i used it this yr for cuttings that were not responding after moving to 1 gal. they are still not responding. however, when i received raspberries from a very generous forum member, i used it for transport shock and it worked great. some calls it snake oil.. others swear by it. i'm still on the fence. but i'll use whatever on hand to up the chance on the trees.

Subject: rest in peace Replies: 22
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wow...

Subject: OT: raspberries have started! Replies: 10
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 392
 
any pix?

Subject: OT: what's for dinner? Replies: 19
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 715
 
dang james, those look awesome. used to try smoking in weber grill, but never really worked out great. i'm too great with temp control. will have to try again someday. 

Subject: OT: what's for dinner? Replies: 19
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 715
 
left over :) salmon taco tomorrow.. 

[bsalmon] 



Subject: OT: what's for dinner? Replies: 19
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 715
 
getting fire ready for blackened salmon.

Subject: To those I owe trades... Replies: 42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tamarness
Holy crap, someone must have been looking out for you! I've worked in hospitals where people who have been in less severe accidents have ended up a lot worse. As a note, if you're taking codeine derivatives (hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.), be sure to take a stool softener twice daily and don't be afraid to add a laxative on top of that. They will plug you up in no time and I'm sure you don't want to add hemorrhoids to your list of woes. And remember, pain is easier to prevent than to treat!


yupe.. they will plug up quick, codeine that is. i take them for coughing problem now and then. next day i usually have ton of issues. 

Subject: To those I owe trades... Replies: 42
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,484
 
get well soon. i know you had new baby not too long ago. figs, heck.. if you decide to do it again in future, let me know. no trade needed. 

Subject: OT: what's in your pocket? Replies: 51
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,622
 
need to do some yard work. 

[BK16] 

Subject: Plumeria Replies: 74
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nate, 

yes, lot of pix. Plumeria are beautiful, and they smell good. get some pix of dark red ones.. love those blood red ones. 

Huli pau!

Subject: OT: Aloe blooming ! Replies: 9
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bay leaves.. great for italian cooking. just have to walk around someone else's hedge and i can get some good ones x) 

Subject: An Old Saying about Growth of Plants incl. Figs Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 782
 
usually.. with our weather down here.. cutting will have figs on same yr they were rooted. on second  yr, they will definitely have figs. tastewise, they are not really up there.. well, there are exceptions.. but they are running before walking in containers in our area... at least. in ground.. can't say. i never put them in ground before. 

Subject: An Old Saying about Growth of Plants incl. Figs Replies: 12
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 782
 
ah.. planted in ground. try container.. lol

Subject: Weird Fungus ID Replies: 16
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you are right.. they are great pix.. didn't notice that before.. focused on the problem.. and jack and diet coke. after awhile.. i just don't get drunk.. i have to wonder why i keep on drinking.. 

Subject: Weird Fungus ID Replies: 16
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i got ton of those.. i ignore them.. why can my figs grow morel.. or at least shitake? i'll settle for oyster shrooms.. 

Subject: OT: Aloe blooming ! Replies: 9
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 557
 
i didn't know they bloom x) i thought they were just.. green all the time. 


Subject: Happy Memorial Day!.. i'm starting early :) Replies: 4
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danke mein Freund.

Subject: bugs and scale? Replies: 6
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your tree looks fine. the holes that you are seeing in the pix are either old branche/trunk with shrunk pith, or old branch cut getting healed. not borer hole. 

Subject: OT: that time of the week again. name your beer. Replies: 77
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not drinking beer tonight.. jack and diet coke. i need to watch my youthful figure.. god.. time flies.. 

Subject: Happy Memorial Day!.. i'm starting early :) Replies: 4
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i personally feel great debt to those who have served and scarified their lives for the US and others in service to this great nation. being korean by birth, i hold special place my heart for all those who has served during korean war. growing up in 70's and 80's, there is place for those how have service in vietnam.. 

got bless everyone of those who are serving, served and will serve this great nation of ours.

yes. i'm staring this early. took tomorrow and monday off.

here is one for those who are no longer with us, and will be in our heart for eternity. 

god bless america.

Subject: Black Maderia Air Layer Finished Product Replies: 16
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dang it.. i forgot to set air layer again.. i need to get my arse in gear and get on with the program.. 

Subject: Plumeria Replies: 74
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Plumeria below 40 will start to rot and die. lost two that my wife insisted that we plant outside. i love container culture. too that i kept in the pot are still doing fine. 

Subject: OT: what's in your pocket? Replies: 51
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,622
 
kelby, 

clean and sharp knives are safe knives :) i clean them right after heavy use. strop them once in awhile.. sharpen them if dull.. peanut butter works great getting stuff off the blades. 

Subject: OT: what's in your pocket? Replies: 51
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 1,622
 
now shopping for a pen, and flashlight... urgh... 

[pocketdump] 

Subject: Light Figs...or a lack thereof? Replies: 11
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dark figs tend to have stronger, more sharp taste. some people prefer that over more mellow taste of light figs. however, it all depends on the variety and condition also. CdDB is very strong berry flavored light figs. Calvert, when condition is just right, will give very tart flavor. but most others that i have tasted, and not too many of it, are more mellow and in some cases bland. some are very sweet, but lacking in complexity. Paradiso Gene is a rather good light fig. sweet, and has nice complex taste. JHA is also another good one, i'm hoping to taste that this yr. JHA last yr was lacking in lot of things, but so did lot of other figs due to non stop rain. 

Subject: Plumeria Replies: 74
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oh dang.. i need to put mine outside. 

Subject: Unk. Venice Beach Fig...WOW Replies: 38
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Venice Muscle Fig?

Subject: A question for Ebay sellers of rare figs Replies: 22
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so.. what exactly is involved in selling on ebay? i do need some extra cash. do i need nursery license? or just sell them off the ebay and hope no one comes knocking on my door? my hobby is getting to be expensive. maybe try selling some cuttings this yr. 

Subject: --- Got the fig books! Replies: 18
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pons book comes in spanish version. easier to read. baud's book is in french, i have no clue what he is saying. i think the cookbook is in english.

Subject: killed a rattler Replies: 53
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venomous snake are not fun. quick hit with shovel, and chop the head off with the edge. goes straight into the garbage bag and into the dumpster. i see one every few yrs. still that's one too many. 

Subject: Burned Replies: 24
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i let them burn off. in about a month, providing the roots are good, it will recover nicely. 

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/pix-unk-union-berry-and-unk-bonita-verte-6852031?pid=1282727629#post1282727629

Subject: --- Got the fig books! Replies: 18
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 765
 
i still need to get that cookbook.. lol

Subject: --- Wasps on my Long Yellow! Replies: 25
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 924
 
ah... fig heaven.. 

Subject: OT:PIX: carrion flower Replies: 11
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that's supposed to be Huernia zebrina var magniflora as in big flower... i'll try fertilizing it. 

Subject: FIG TREES NOT BUDDING - WHATS HAPPENING? Replies: 24
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is it possible the ground temp has not warmed up yet? temp down here has dipped to 47 this morning and yesterday was 68 high. that's with going over 90 last week. lot of other people growing veggies are saying that this yr, it's at least a month late. 

potted figs are having less of an issue since they are pampered.. with shuffle and what not, it's quicker than the in ground trees. 

Subject: Ischia from Dewar Nurseries? Replies: 9
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CdDB from USDA/UCD is good, but it's not "desirable" as those three i mentioned. 

Subject: PIX: Pastiliere main crop starting. Replies: 13
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my understanding is they are the same. martin was able to make USDA/UCD Pastiliere to grow and fruit for him. Pastiliere in general drops figs from what i have read. my USDA/UCD Pastiliere didn't make it. 

Subject: Help! I'm a newbie! Replies: 9
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 524
 
dig a big hole, about 2x the depth of your root ball, and 3x wide. mix half the soil you pulled out with half of some soil conditional.. like what tami said above. put them in ground and hope it doesn't rain too much. problem with clay soil is, it can create what some people call clay jar. it will trap water and if water doesn't drain fast enough.. roots will start to rot sitting in the standing water. one of the reason why i keep all my trees in containers. 

Subject: OT: so i'm sitting here.. Replies: 10
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Subject: OT: so i'm sitting here.. Replies: 10
Posted By: bullet08 Views: 370
 
moved on to tennessee honey and diet coke. all these drinking is putting extra pounds on me. 

Subject: OT: so i'm sitting here.. Replies: 10
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polishing off a bottle of rum.. who's joining me? or is it early night for the forum? 

[jerry2] 

Subject: Ischia from Dewar Nurseries? Replies: 9
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there are three figs that everyone wants from USDA/UCD.. Ischia Black, Black Madeira, and Barnissotte (can't spell...). 

Barnissotte, and Ischia Black are both very heavily infected with FMV. they leaves are misshaped and the trees grow very slowly. but figs are fine, if the tree grows well enough to put on the fig and weather is good enough to ripen them. 

those three are top three trees when it comes to taste.. so i have heard. have all three in 3 gal, but really haven't tasted them yet. this yr i know i should be tasting Black Madeira and Barnissotte.. not too sure about Ischia Black. 

 

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