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Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
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Hey all,
just received my Davis pomegranate cuttings today. Yay!


Subject: Lets Wish "Ottawan" Good Health Replies: 55
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Get well soon Ottawan.

Subject: Freeze advisory Replies: 57
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Just got all my figs and potted pomegranates inside, except a couple in ground figs.

Wonder why the Mennonite guy thinks wind will reduce cold damage? Thought wind was bad as it gives a wind chill to the cold temps


Subject: Freeze advisory Replies: 57
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How about cold-hardy figs that are just breaking bud or are just pushing out leaves[and very small green breba nodes forming]? Will the wood of the trees themselves be damaged by the freezing temps, or just if damage the large breba, and/or the leaves?

Most of my figs are just breaking dormancy or pushed leaves after I brought them outside last week.


Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
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Tim, pom yahoo group had a guide i posted on gardenweb here: http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fruit/msg111806059649.html


Im really annoyed by my UPS account, and prob switch to FedEx next year. I signed in all week, and today it asked me to update my information again, as if the 1month 'inactivity' limit had passed again (guess inactivity means deliveries vs signing in on website? heh).


Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
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I didn't get my cuttings (pomegranate) yet. Still waitin'

Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
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FMD, yes that UPS 60 day thing is most likely what got me :).
I logged in and it said my 'Profile Center' wasnt there anymore or something.


Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
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Mary at UCDavis told me yesterday not to worry about my bad credit card, since they still collecting/processing and haven't charged anyone yet etc. So nothing shipped yet.

Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: persianninja Views: 5,885
 
Yeh, i called them and they said my account had been de-activated.
Maybe either automatically since the original credit card was stolen (even though I put other cards on the account :( ), or maybe the charge tried to go through with the bad credit card last week, and couldn't so it also cancelled. Should take 24-48hrs to get re-activated. Bleh hope they not shipping in that time period or didn't ship already... Wonder if I'd just lose the cuttings if Davis tried to charge it this week, and it couldn't go through (and if they'd let me know about that if that occurred so I could get a good credit card on file/re-activate).


Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: persianninja Views: 5,885
 
Quote:
Does UC Davis want you to have UPS pick up a package from them?

Dunno, I created an account and *might have* created a shipping account...
I have a 6 alpha-numeric # as my account number

So on that page if i try to 'Add a UPS Account'. I put in information I think i should fill and get an error message saying I already have an account called that:


...
 Its weird, cause I think logically, my account should then be in that drop down list here:
 

heh weird. Im guessing maybe Im good? I do have a 'UPS Account' in My UPS it seems:


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Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: persianninja Views: 5,885
 
^Anyone know about UC Davis UPS question i posted above^

Subject: Dauphine, St. Jean and Pastilliere from UC Davis? Replies: 3
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zaitun copied the name pylot probably from the side (the way i kinda did in this post), and it pasted the hyperlink information like <span class="status_offline">PersonsUserName</span> but probably it didn't copy the last </span> part and the tag by default encloses the whole paragraph, so it messes up the markup language on the webpage. that offline tag is set to be 16px height so hence it tries to cut off what was written. I'd ask him to re-edit his post and try to remove that hyperlink

Subject: Rooting Poll Replies: 35
Posted By: persianninja Views: 2,077
 
I do #2. i did #1 first and was as successfull but still got mold occasionally even though washed cuttings with cleaning solution, annoying to wrap and unwrap 60 cuttings checking for mold/replacing newspaper.
Its nice to be lazy and just throw the cuttings in the damp moss and forget about it until it roots. Only challenge i remember is just have to be careful removing rooted scions from the clingy moss, (hard also removing as there might be other scions with some roots in the same bag that you dont' want to remove yet).
Once rooted, I put in a plastic cup with drainage holes burned in bottom and sides with a soldering iron (I also first cut the cups in half so can easily transfer to gallon container later without breaking roots and rubber band the tops to keep the cups from breaking like so). I used to put that cup within another cup to avoid rubber band, but the holes wouldnt line up and get clogged/waterlogged too easily (not sure but you can see the cups within cups here). I used red cups around the plastic cups to avoid sun/light damaging the roots. It worked out well last year, had too many/90% cuttings root hehe.


Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: persianninja Views: 5,885
 
Anyone know steps for UPS account to get Davis cuttings?,
like i thought i set it up correctly but not sure now:

I see my address info in the My UPS->Profile area (pic1).

In My UPS->My Account Summary,
I see my 6 digit My UPS account number (I gave this Account # to UC Davis), and the credit cards i have added... (pic2)

If i click the Maintain Your UPS Account link on that page (or also in My UPS menu),
i dont see my 6 digit account listed there... (pic3)

Pics attached (might need to be logged in to see them). Curious if i need to 'Add a UPS account' in the 3rd pic, or thats only for people who require UPS actually pickup stuff at their houses (via scheduled pickups etc).

Thanks!,
Ar

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Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: persianninja Views: 5,885
 
hah texascockatoos that reminds me again,
Had to cancel my main credit card last night cause someone tried to buy $1500 in music tickets. I'll update as well .... again :)



Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: persianninja Views: 5,885
 
hah, that reminds me if you did place an order, i would check if still have valid payment on file ...
I changed mine a few months ago because realized UPS had my old credit card # on file, My Bank merged with another bank and went from Mastercard to Visa so my # changed.

Subject: think UC Davis cuttings will come earller this year? Replies: 89
Posted By: persianninja Views: 5,885
 
I think I read last year people getting cuttings at end of Feb or mid march....
I was curious if because of the warmer than usual winter for US, that maybe they have to get cuttings out of CA before they wake up from dormancy (not sure if they are having a warmer winter like the Northeast/South US)?
Any thoughts/inside info :) ?

Thanks!,
Ari

Subject: lightbulbs to use for warmth? Replies: 21
Posted By: persianninja Views: 1,658
 
Cool, thanks guys.
I'll experiment with a couple different types (couple incandescents, a halogen, a brooder light) just to see what emits best heat for shed.
That information was pretty cool about the % of energy 'wasted' as heat Rob.


Subject: lightbulbs to use for warmth? Replies: 21
Posted By: persianninja Views: 1,658
 
Cool thanks for info. I want to avoid the heater if I can (also don't like idea of running something electric that has risk of fire itself if shed for some reason leaks etc).
I also saw 125W and 250W Brooder heat lights at Lowes today.
The 125W one was for heating up baby chicken enclosures..
The 250W one was a red colored one, that they said is nice for warming up a bathroom when you step out of shower I think.
Wondering if those would be good as well as far as light bulbs or Halogen still best.

I was tempted by the red one as it wouldnt be bright so I could avoid putting a posterboard to cover outdoor shed door's window (so neighbors don't see).


Subject: lightbulbs to use for warmth? Replies: 21
Posted By: persianninja Views: 1,658
 
Cool, i already have a Dayton 1500W heater and extra thermostat control i was thinking to use on extreme cold days (if those 10-15F days come along that cold hardy pomegranates can't take). Guess its pretty cold and I can break it out.
Think i was delaying as the figs and pomegranates i have are cold-hardy types and in the shed and wrapped with burlap/carpet... If they can't survive that, I was debating not planting or keeping them, aka Survival of the Fittest [for my area].
I'll look for a Halogen bulb.

Subject: lightbulbs to use for warmth? Replies: 21
Posted By: persianninja Views: 1,658
 
I know some peeps build a mini wooden shed for their figs and put a lightbulb in it to keep it warm... I had a followup question. for a 8x8x8shed i have a place to put a lightbulb on the top, and i was thinking why not leave it on during such a cold spell in Philly ...
Im leaving it on overnight past few nights...
I was curious though what type of light gives off the most warmth?
I assume a brighter 100W incandescent light bulb gives off more warmth than a 60W.

I was thinking the new energy efficient light bulbs prob give off less heat... then again i thinking those are probably split into Halogen and LED (i dont know anything about light bulbs haha)... While LED i assume is cold, Halogen lights i thought get hot.
I also saw Brooder lights at Lowes which reminded me of lights i used to use to keep my baby quail warm.
I wasnt sure what is best for a standard lightbulb outlet to maintain some warmth on these cold days. Any thoughts?

-Arian


Subject: Is this enough winter protection? Replies: 14
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I think as long as its not black tarp which absorbs most heat, then sun-heat less of issue right? since other people seem to use tarp...
I think I read leaves too close to the tree promotes rot, mold forming too close to the plant or mice nesting in it, maybe?

Subject: Is this enough winter protection? Replies: 14
Posted By: persianninja Views: 1,170
 
I might use Burlap too as I don't have old carpet (although I'll look around craigslist soon for some free maybe). and put a plastic tarp around it...
Not sure if neigbors will notice the plastic tarp and complain (think white would look nicest and keep sun heat away but still would stand out)...
I have like fifteen 5ft tomato cages so trying to think of using those somehow. 
Maybe I can put lotsa leaves in that to fill up to top (might put some mesh I have around the cage to hold the leaves in since the tomato cage's squares are 5x5inches). I think It'll look nicer maybe and less prone to annoying the neighbors. Will that work out?

Forgot about mulching the base since figs roots are at top. I can do that as well... and put moth balls like Bass's wrapping guide says...  How much moth balls do you put in those containers Bass? a few, or 10, 20 etc?




Subject: pots on brick? Replies: 3
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Thanks for the ideas Ken... Guess my followup question is: Is there a reason why those generic garden pots aren't just white?
Is plastic naturally black and it would be more expensive to die them white?

Seems like a gardeners benefit to have white pots :)

Subject: pots on brick? Replies: 3
Posted By: persianninja Views: 688
 
hey all,
just curious if putting figs (which are in 1 gallon pots) on a flat area with red bricks is fine or will the bricks absorb too much heat and warm up the pots too much (plants are about 3 months old and hardened off outside). Can't really go on the lawn right now to water my plants as my parents are worried about ticks so can't go outside next couple weeks as much as I'd like ...
Got testing for Lyme Disease today, had fever/chills/muscle fatigue same time dark red rash appeared on leg. (not a bullseye yet, and didn't see a tick there, but on antibiotics just in case).

Anyway, we had one week full of rain here in Phila, and looks like one more week of rain nexy week so I'm not too worried about watering them, guess I'm just curious *if* you can do it or will burn the roots.

-Arian


Subject: Miracle Gro waterings vs Slow release fertilizer Replies: 24
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Hey all,
Sorry missed all the posts, just got inside now. Just got done planting a lil' fence around my strawberry patch. darn rabbits (or crows, not sure which one is gettin more of the leaves :) )!
I think I'd prefer the one-and-done slow release for convenience as I may not have time with all the plants/trees in backyard to keep watering with MG (I'll still compare the two on similar plants this year just to see what happens) ...
but can you use the slow release on 2 month old cuttings (just in 1 gallon pots outside currently)? Seems like the consensis on Miracle Gro was it is bad on new plants or use very low 1/8-1/4 recommended concentration ... but wasn't sure if slow release is fine on new 1 gallon plants.

Also Bass, I was going to at least add the Slow Release today to the bigger 3 gallon plants. Is it supposed to be dug/mixed with top inch or so of topsoil in the pot (or just lay it on top)... I wasn't sure as I know figs have shallow root systems.
-Arian


Subject: Miracle Gro waterings vs Slow release fertilizer Replies: 24
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Hey all,
My local fig buddy recommended using 1/4 of a tablespoon of Miracle Gro diluted with 1gallon of water (he said some peeps prefer it stronger or may prefer use other plant foods other than MG but many seem to swear it works great so I am giving it a shot).
Think he said giving each growing plant 1 cup of that 3 times a week (in addition to the regular watering).

Anyway I was just curious, if peeps prefer the slow-release fertilizer stuff or Miracle Gro solution or other variations. (i guess some prefer different things based on cost as well). I heard you can get the Miracle Gro in very large bundles at Sams Club type places.

I am going to compare both this year and see how they turn out.

Thanks!,
Arian


Subject: Trees made it through winter. Uncovered! Replies: 13
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Cool, what varieties of trees were potted outside and made it?
I'm in Philly and noticed a couple trees buds awaking today.


Subject: Any thoughts on Smart Pots? Replies: 33
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I just bought some 5gallon RootMaker pots for some plants i wanted to build strong root systems before i plant in ground.
Some of their products look like the pic above, but they are kinda expensive.

Not sure how well they work though. Think i read these type of systems work well though.


Subject: Pomegranates Replies: 48
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i got some Salivatsky pomegranates from Bass last summer. (and Parfianka, but i think the former is supposed to be more cold resistant).
Wonder if he has any other suspected cold-hardy varieties this year.

I haven't seen anyone selling Kazake which i'd be interested in trying

Subject: Exciting Variants From BASS Replies: 4
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any pics of these spanish varieties? i tried googling and didn't find much so they must be brand spanking new.

Subject: Unknown Persian fig Replies: 14
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Hey Bass,
Is the Esfahani you have a cutting from this Encanto one: http://figs4fun.com/Thumbnail_Esfahani.html
or possibly from another fig from Esfahan?
The leaves on the site looked a bit different to me.
Anyway, I'll ask my friend next time it produces a crop this summer, to give me some ripes ones, and I can stop by so you can eventually compare when the other ones fruits :).

>I just got another Iranian fig seedling today from Shirazi figs.
Cool, are these the ones that are usually sold dried? (well i guess thats the only way I'd be trying an iranian fig in most persian stores in the U.S.)


>james
>Many of the people I know who are traveling to Iran are going with two passports for fear of harassment.
Isnt the negative though of a dual passport, is that Iran doesnt recognize an american passport and if you do something, they can do whatever they want since they consider you purely an Iranian subject to iranian laws?
Someone not terribly knowledgeable in traveling there told me that, so just wanted to confirm as I may goto Iran this year to visit relatives.

-Arian

Subject: Unknown Persian fig Replies: 14
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btw, ParsProduce.com was an iranian type nursery (low rated though i see on dave garden). Anyway, their site is down currently so here are 2 persian ones they claim from their googled cached page.
They had Persian White, and Brown from Kan. I don't think it is resembled fruits from those, or leaves from the figs4fun ones Black Persian or Esfahani (altough i am interested in those :) ) or Bass's Persian White.

I am also tempted to ask a relative to sneak a cutting in from my mom's dads old house from I think the city of Mashad. Any good ideas to have fig cuttings come through Iran Mail haha? or luggage haha?

She claimed there was a fig tree there that made the hugest yellow figs, and when she describes them, she uses her whole hand to show how gargantuan these figs were lol. (but then again she was probably a kid at the time, and everything seemed huge :) )


Subject: Unknown Persian fig Replies: 14
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>james,
>Do you know in which part of Iran was the parent tree?
I don't, but I told Bass I'd ask their family where her friend/relative got it from and if uncle/aunt didn't know, if possible to still contact their friend to ask.
and also to ask what to name it (personally Im just calling it Persian Phoenix for now cause the leaves remind me of long firey wings as the family didn't know what to call it ).
My friend brought a sampling of figs last summer, (it was alot of figs though, so doesn't need a fig wasp I assume).

>go4broek
>Has it ever frozen to the ground and re-grown from below or does it naturally develop such weediness?
I assume the poles in middle of the plant were to protect it, so never died off.
But I am just guessing, that they always protected it until got big, and didn't die off.
The lil' 3incher gave off a 'weedy' shoot i guess since there was less area for green shoots at the time (i didn't see any buds, and was surprised it grew what did grow from base of cutting). Is that what you mean by weediness? I guess I wouldnt know.
Anyway, I attached a pic of the 3incher giving off the shoot though: The medium and tall cuttings I have are not giving off shoots. I guess looking at the pic of mother tree though, it had to have sent some other shoots from base of the tree over time.


>paully22
>Meantime how about teasing us with some sort of description on its skin & pulp color as well as size, shape.

I don't want to contradict what info from hazy memory I sent to Bass after asking them, so just copying and pasting that info from a few months back when I took the cuttings:
Re-reading the email, the fig was brought more than 10years ago, in 1996 btw, and again also all of this info below is from poor memory from the taste/color as I wasn't as much into figs as I am now, and didn't pay extreme attention to it.
So possibly void below information until get actual pics of the fruit this summer.

"When I asked her, she said they were green... I think she just gave generic description, as i remember that different although my memory also is hazy...
But I think it was more of a soft-green or yellow with ting of another color like pink/purple when I tried some last summer
(something like these: http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b172/Bassgarden/afghanistandark.jpg    or   http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b172/Bassgarden/germanfig.jpg).
They didnt have a unusual look, just slightly round and outside and inside color weren't too unusual. They were medium-large size to me compared to others I have eaten.
Definately larger than black missions you find in supermarket. The time my friend brought like 50 figs for me and friends to try, they were extremely soft/ripe/moist (think they were left on tree just a little too long or put in a moist ziplock bag for too long).
Some fermented pretty quick when my friend left them a couple days accidentally on the counter. The eyes on some were open a little, enough that ants got in and died
(I even tried those and they were good so dont think the eye was open for long or i think it would have soured from bugs gettin in there and carrying bacteria/fungus i think i read), but most weren't that open I think.
Not sure but the flesh inside might have been yellow-amber or yellow-pink, I just remember it definately wasn't something extremely red.
I'll also can get a picture of the fruits next year if you don't fruit first year figs (read some peeps may cut off their fruits and let their figs concentrate on growth or maybe thats other types of plants)."


Subject: Unknown Persian fig Replies: 14
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Subject: Unknown Persian fig Replies: 14
Posted By: persianninja Views: 2,537
 
My best friend's aunt/uncle got someone to sneak a cutting back from Iran 10 years ago and I got some cuttings of them I have started up (also gave Bass like 14 of the cuttings so he might have them available for sale if they are good figs at some point).
I tasted them last summer once, but couldn't really give an accurate description as the pros here.
Maybe I can drop off some fruits to Bass this summer so he can write a description for me :).

Pics are attached for the ones that have rooted so far. The parent tree was protected initially but not anymore around Phila suburbs.
Its about 6feet diameter area by 6 feet high (just attached that pic, blurred my friend out of the photo haha). I'll get some pics of the parent tree's fruit/leaves this summer.
I only have cuttings left are in middle of rooting/bags and prob spoken for by iranian relatives/friends.
But I will get a few fresh cuttings up to Jon/Encanto when I have a chance.

Maybe someone can look at the leaves and tell me similar leafed figs?
The lil 3inch cutting i was gonna throw away is in the 3rd pic. I was surprised he rooted, and doesn't seem to have a dominant leave form yet.
Anyway the persian figs have been the easiest to root out of the 6 types i started this year. and all the ones that rooted so far have really strong thick fastest spreading roots.

-Arian


Subject: Just had a visit by the FBI Replies: 32
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Wow, they musta found out about me sending you a secret package of my Iranian goods i sent last month... (fig cuttings that is :) ). But in all serious, I assume they know about yer website so that should alleive their concerns as you are an actual business.

> That is why I use Pig Poo compost there is no tracking of the fertilizer at the pig farm....

I saved this from craigslist last month for any PA/NJ peeps willing to drive down (not sure if its season round and forget where exactly it was, maybe New Hope):
"Free compost/horse manure. Organic - excellent for your garden, fantastic fertilizer.
Offered in 50lbs sealed bags.
Pick up as many as you like.
Please call: 908.342.4669"
Im going to try to find a more local horse farm, (or use that as a backup as Im not sure if 50lbs of fertilizer is worth the 45m drive?, or even if horse poo is a good fertilizer for figs).


Subject: Fig tree Collections Replies: 36
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Since everyones talking about cars n' bikes.
Here's me on my lil' baby that i named "Black Vengeance" lol (just a 1978 XS400, so small bike but fits my 5'3" body well :) ).
Put another engine on and converted her to electronic ignition last summer. Lotsa reading the manual last summer. Done that, so moving onto mastering gardening :).
-Arian





Subject: mass propagation Replies: 11
Posted By: persianninja Views: 1,113
 
Gotcha satellite. I have a good aerosol mask when i was using extreme paint stripper on my motorcycle engine. Didnt think to use it. Good idea :).


Subject: Water rooting Replies: 26
Posted By: persianninja Views: 1,568
 
I am rooting 6 of my recent cuttings in water vs 6 in newspaper/ziplock.
All 6 in the ziplock have strong roots or starting to form strong roots at the ends of the cutting (plus somewhere around 15-25 other cuttings in ziplocks i started this winter have had good luck with ziplocks too).
A couple in the water started to form their leaves much earlier than ziplocks so I was excited, but it was really hard to get roots to grow. Those 2 cuttings formed many initials in the middle of the cutting but hard for them to push a longer root over past 2 weeks. The cuttings I was worried would start to rot in the water as the bark starts to strip at the bottom, so once the initials formed I am putting them in a plastic cup with holes, with perlite and put some moisture and gonna see what happens

Anyway, personally Im having way more luck with the newspaper/ziplocks-to-cup, vs direct-to-cup and water-rooting.

Subject: mass propagation Replies: 11
Posted By: persianninja Views: 1,113
 
satellitehead,
I am using the "alternate cup" method on about 40-50 cuttings now (with the red cup sleeve now since alot have good roots on sides of cups). When making the cups ready for a cutting, I put the drain holes in both cups with a cheap soldering iron relatively quickly. Just curious if you do it a different way (just poking with knives?). I do like the perfect round holes from the soldering iron ... but do have to turn on a fan to not breathe in the horrible (and probably cancerous) plastic smell lol.

Subject: fig cuttings questions... Replies: 47
Posted By: persianninja Views: 2,903
 
Thanks satellite and Ottawan, you guys were right. They definitely needed sunlight,
I moved the storage box near a window gradually this week. and what a surprise. The leaves that didn't get brown are getting bigger and darker green as you can see in the pics.  The box is on top of a desk and there is a air conditioning/heater vent 4 feet underneitth, so I spray the sides of the box and get some nice humidity in there throughout the day.

I got a 150 alpine strawberries growing under florescent in my basement... Hopefully natural sunlight will do for the figs or I'll have to buy more florescent for all these plants around the house :).

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Subject: fig cuttings questions... Replies: 47
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Hmmm they have been in the box/cups for a 5 weeks (since roots formed in newspaper Jan 4th, so 4 weeks since roots started showing on sides if cups). Have good roots now. The box has a towel over it so hardly any light comes through. Hmmmm maybe time to start moving into indirect sun? Ill try one

Subject: fig cuttings questions... Replies: 47
Posted By: persianninja Views: 2,903
 
hmmm didnt think I'd have any more follow up questions but ran into one today...
Im not overwatering my plants I think... but some of my leaves aren't looking great.
Some young leaves are looking like they are getting eaten up and they have a slight color on them
Some pics attached if u can see the really small young ones and even some bigger ones looking discolored ... Any idea what it could be? Roots look good on these plants.






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Subject: Cuttings wanted of Ischia Black, Lampeira, & Longue d’Août Replies: 5
Posted By: persianninja Views: 913
 
Bass just sold Longue d’Août yesterday on ebay. I dunno if he has more cuttings but you can ask... Not sure if he has any cuttings of his own to sell plants in spring but you can contact him... :
http://cgi.ebay.com/Fig-tree-cuttings-Longue-dAout-Large-French-variety-/260728978689?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb4a87d01

Quite a hefty price they'll fetch :)

Subject: fig cuttings questions... Replies: 47
Posted By: persianninja Views: 2,903
 
Okee Dokee, I see that in that link it says 3-1-2 is ratio the plant uses otherwise other stuff is wasted. Makes sense :)
Saw one guys used for figs Bio-Turf 8/9-3-5 but only found it on one website, Dynamite Select All Purpose (15-5-9) on Amazon seems like a good option, and one article i just read said 'TreeHelp Complete Fertilizer for Fig' had 3-1-2.
Sweet, Thanks again,
Think I got alot of the knowledge i need for majority of the critical steps in figs lifecycle.

Hey NorthEast Newbie, I got 1 of your Stella's rooting and the rest are all going to root soon :). The ones from Herman that were super quick (like within 2 weeks-1month) to root are the Paradiso Whites/White Atreanos, and probably a couple LSU Golds/Marseilles Vs Black (1.5-2 months to root) should be fine to plant in next few days in addition to 1 or 2 I got so far from them... None of the Sal Corleones are good enough to get roots yet, but they are are all coming along and look like they might sprout some of that sweet white stuff soon :). I'll stop by Bass's and get a few more plants in the Spring. Got a unknown Iranian fig transported and planted here (Philadelphia) 10+ years ago I'll share next year with more peeps. I've become a fig maniac haha.
Thanks everyone!,
Arian

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Cool, i am a web developer so if forum ever needs help upgrading I'll be happy to help out :), n i'll try to resize pics beforehand...

Guess I had another question. When do you all start feeding plant food/nutrient mixes to your figs and what type?
I saw Miracle Gro All Purpose Plant food, and various other nutrient liquids/spikes at Lowes today, and got me thinking what to use down the road. They all had various numbers think that stood for phosphate-nitrate-something else...

Ive seen peeps use generally in gardening use time release fertilizers, compost teas, fish guts, manures to provide nutrients etc, but I was thinking more short term, like in a month when I up-pot it and gradually move it to the window, does it need any nutrient at that stage and what kind?
and many months from now when it goes outside and possibly planted in ground, what to use then?

Thanks everyone :)


Subject: fig cuttings questions... Replies: 47
Posted By: persianninja Views: 2,903
 
I dont see a way to set width/height when using regular image button, and my attachments don't show up at the bottom of posts curiously most of the time for me (even when I am logged in), but they reveal themselves when I click advanced... so I just press the image button and link to the posted attachments links as that always works... but they are big pics as that makes the lines go longer :(. Theres gotta be a way to set width/height, most forums allow it. Maybe he can upgrade the forum one day. Sorry about all the pics :(. I think they'll probably help newbies though. So Im keeping all my questions and pics in this one thread through the whole process as a good reference.

Subject: fig cuttings questions... Replies: 47
Posted By: persianninja Views: 2,903
 
Oh that pic with roots was from a cutting that developed roots 3 weeks ago. the one with 1 slightly black tip root is a new one that is just rooting now. Has another root about to come the other side. I was just curious why part of the root would have died as I thought I kept it slightly moist in the bag. Maybe the rest of the root is fine and I should wait till the one root grows in a few days and transfer it to a cup then (think one of my rooting cup cuttings had what I thought were dying roots but it sprang back to life so maybe this one will be fine).

Navid, thats a common persian/iranian name, are you Iranian :) ?


Subject: fig cuttings questions... Replies: 47
Posted By: persianninja Views: 2,903
 
hey nkesh099,
If you can see the roots tip turned black and shriveled up on last pic. So not just browning.

P.S so when to move it into a larger cup (and different potting mix as right now pretty much 80% perlite) and gradually move into sunlight?
For some reason i can only see my attachments on threads half the time unless I add them as images.... Here is the roots a week ago on that cup that has 1 small very light green leafed fig you saw in the last post's photo:





 

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