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  • O/T The decoys are ripening

    I grow mulberry trees mostly to keep the birds out of my blueberries as they would rather eat them than the blueberries but dang those things are good..........


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    Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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    The buds on my Russian mulberry (Morus Alba) trees were just starting to swell and it snowed 6 inches today. Color me green...
    Pete R - Hudson Valley, NY - zone 5b

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    • #3
      I'd rather be eating the blueberries.... which today I was.
      SoCal, zone 10.
      www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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      • WillsC
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        Yep I have started picking as well.

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      Your harvesting fruit and I still have a month and half to my frost free date....... Heavy sigh!!!
      Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

      “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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      • GregMartin
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        I know!!! I checked the time stamp thinking this must be posts from last year...

      • WillsC
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        lol

      • COGardener
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        Wills, you and Hershell sure are swaying to the pros and cons about moving.

    • #5
      I love mulberries! But don't harbor any thoughts of hanging clothes out to dry if there's one within a mile of your place. Let's just say that there's a reason my Mom's sheets have purple polka dots.....
      Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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      • #6
        We just got 5 inches of snow!!!

        Extremely jealous Wills.
        Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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        • Taverna78
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          Sì here also snow Also 22F now next few day chit

      • #7
        Wills, those look delish. I was gifted a rooted mulberry cutting this year and it has really taked off big time. I wish my fig trees would grow so well.
        Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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        • #8
          They do grow fast. Those things and I are in a constant war as it wants to be a tree and I insist it will be a bush.
          Last edited by WillsC; 04-04-2016, 08:47 PM. Reason: typo
          Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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          • #9
            I was considering training one down a fence line like a grape vine. Wonder if it will work? Oh well guess I will have to try....when all this stupid new snow melts!
            Hi my name is Art. I buy fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs-so I can sell more figs-so I can buy more fig cuttings-so I can grow more figs....

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            • #10
              Art,

              Yep it will work just fine. After harvest you prune them and then all the new growth will have fruit the next spring. It is a good way to keep them small.
              Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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              • #11
                Does it really work as a decoy? i am considering getting some yaupon holly to use as a hedge and for the honeybees. i was concerned about the holly berries attracting more birds to my yard than before, and eating my other crops. i think they may prefer figs and blueberries over holly. So, decoy or invitation ???

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                • #12
                  Msfiglake,

                  Your resident birds are always there so you are not drawing in new birds. As long as they ripen at the same time it does work. It is just a matter of which they prefer and in this case they prefer the mulberries over the BB and the mulberries ripen in the exact same window as the BB.
                  Cutting sales have ended for the season. Plant sales will start March 1 at 8 eastern time. If it is still too cold in your area I can hold your plants till a date of your choosing.

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