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  • Yearbook photo of "The Garden Gnome Fellowship "

    Here is the yearbook photo of some of my students that are learning to garden and grow figs etc.
    Very proud of them and very proud to show them how and that there are such good people in the world that will help.
    God bless you all for helping Us!
    We are still interested in getting a handful of cuttings from the following varieties that arent already promised if anyone can help.

    BLACK MISSION (Already sent by Zebulun.Thank you!)
    ADRIATIC JH
    IMPROVED CELESTE
    WHITE TEXAS EVERBEARING (promised by jmaler. Thank you ! )
    LSU CHAMPAGNE CELESTE (2 cuttings Already sent by Jamie (thank you !) and wouldn't mind a couple more)
    LSU PURPLE
    SMITH
    SAO MIGUEL ROXO
    RONDE DE BORDEAUX (promised by Kelby. Thank you!)
    LONGUE D'AOUT ( Already sent by Jamie. Thank you! )
    COL DE DAME BLANC
    COL DE DAME GRIS
    VIOLETTE DE BORDEAUX (Already sent by Jamie. Thank you!)
    EL MOLINO
    BOURJASOTTE GRIS
    STRAWBERRY VERTE (promised by Bluemalibu. Thank you!)
    MBVS (promised by Kelby. Thank you!)
    KASERIANI
    I258
    Alma (Already sent by Jamie. Thank you!
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    Last edited by Schnablfig; 12-17-2016, 08:08 AM.

  • #2
    How many cuttings of each variety do you need?
    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Boysenberry Blush

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    • Schnablfig
      Schnablfig commented
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      I am thinking 4 or 5 cuttings of a variety would give us a decent shot at having one or two to live.

  • #3
    Send me a message, I'll send MBvs and RdB to you.
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

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    • Schnablfig
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      Thank you!

  • #4
    I set up three 3x6ft tables in class. One table has a shop light with four t8 flourescent bulbs over it with a blueish spectrum. Next to it is the same but with t5 bulbs with more orange in the spectrum. Last table has a 400watt metal halide over it with a bulb specifically for plant growth. HOPEFULLY , we can successfully grow a few fig trees to give to the kids and community, learn something in the process and bring people together to help one another.

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    • Jamie0507
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      Sounds like a great set up! Might I suggest getting a couple T8 bulbs to mix with 2 you already have in your 4 bulb shoplight that are 6500k in the light spectrum. From what I've read (& used successfully) 6500k fluorescent light is ideal for the early/vegetative growth phase.. warmer spectrum light is great for later when you reach the point you want to induce flowering/fruiting phase. But mixing the different spectrums may also work out very nicely. Also getting a few of those single bulb 150watt equivalent shoplights that can clip on are great to add (and very cheap to boot! Lowes or Home depot usually have them for about $10). They enable you clip the shoplight fixture near odd areas to hit leaves that otherwise wouldn't get much light. Really worked out well for me.. just an idea πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ
      Last edited by Jamie0507; 12-17-2016, 12:58 PM.

    • Schnablfig
      Schnablfig commented
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      Jamie, what marker did you use to label your cuttings? I need to get one and like it.
      I actually did mix bulbs to cover spectrums, just leaning more orange for the t5 unit. Great minds think alike.heheh
      Last edited by Schnablfig; 12-17-2016, 03:56 PM.

    • Jamie0507
      Jamie0507 commented
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      Oh I use fine paint markers! Aren't they awesome? lol! You can get them at any arts & crafts store like Michaels or AC Moore, heck target & walmart probably have em too πŸ‘πŸΌSounds like you've got a really well thought out set up, you'll do great!

  • #5
    Thanks for all the generosity and great Advice. It is appreciated.
    Merry Christmas !

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    • #6
      Can't seem to edit the list anymore .
      Thank you greenfig for offering El Molino and rdb cuttings.

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      • #7
        Thank you Wisner for offering LSU PURPLE cuttings!

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        • #8


          Updated list. Thanks again Everyone!

          BLACK MISSION (Already sent by Zebulun.Thank you!)
          ADRIATIC JH
          IMPROVED CELESTE
          WHITE TEXAS EVERBEARING (promised by jmaler. Thank you ! )
          LSU CHAMPAGNE CELESTE (2 cuttings Already sent by Jamie (thank you !) and wouldn't mind a couple more)
          LSU PURPLE(promised by Wisner. Thank you!)
          SMITH
          SAO MIGUEL ROXO
          RONDE DE BORDEAUX (promised by Kelby & greenfig. Thank you!)
          LONGUE D'AOUT ( Already sent by Jamie. Thank you! )
          COL DE DAME BLANC
          COL DE DAME GRIS
          VIOLETTE DE BORDEAUX (Already sent by Jamie. Thank you!)
          EL MOLINO(promised by greenfig. Thank you!)
          BOURJASOTTE GRIS
          STRAWBERRY VERTE (promised by Bluemalibu. Thank you!)
          MBVS (promised by Kelby. Thank you!)
          KASERIANI
          I258
          Alma (Already sent by Jamie. Thank you!

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          • #9
            If you are teaching these kids how to root wouldn't you be just as happy with some nice healthy unknown cuttings as opposed to these "name" varieties?
            If so, I have some beauties for the kids
            Last edited by Coop; 12-19-2016, 10:42 PM.

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            • Schnablfig
              Schnablfig commented
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              Great question!
              Being newish to figs, I did online research on as many fig varieties that I could. I want to give students the best shot at growing a fig tree that will do well in our hot humid sometimes rainy environment that has a bunch of bugs. I also wanted them to be the best tasting varieties that I could possibly get. I even posted and asked the experts ( OURFIGS people). I started with hundreds of varieties and narrowed it to the list you see now. I am collecting a local unknown celeste type to propagate as well.
              Last edited by Schnablfig; 12-20-2016, 05:01 PM.

          • #10
            I think you could do well with the local Celeste unknown. As a local plant, you know it would suit your conditions. And if it a Celeste, I am a big fan of that plant. I grow a Celeste and it is quite tasty.
            Good luck, and if you want to grow something dark and nice from Brooklyn.
            Let me know

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            • #11
              I agree with you Coop. Celeste is good a good fit.
              I imagine unknown varieties have plenty of chance to be great figs. That is a generous offer to help. Any idea how your unknowns would do in 104 degree summers, 90% humidity, large amounts of rain and bugs that attack Figs?
              This year (if we can have any success),I would like to grow the trees to get future cuttings from. I also think it may be easier for the Special ed department to sell known varieties. I am definitely taking a couple chances too though. heheh

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              • #12
                The updated cuttings wish list is now much smaller thanks to generous members with the giving spirit. Thank you again .

                IMPROVED CELESTE
                SMITH
                SAO MIGUEL ROXO
                COL DE DAME BLANC
                BOURJASOTTE GRIS
                KASERIANI
                I258

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                • #13
                  Taking Smith off the List! Thank you Wisner! Merry Christmas !

                  IMPROVED CELESTE
                  SAO MIGUEL ROXO
                  COL DE DAME BLANC
                  BOURJASOTTE GRIS
                  KASERIANI
                  I258

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