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  • I put my first in ground fig in the yard today!

    I am renting and will be here at least 1 more year so I figured I might as well put some of my 3 gallon trees in ground so I can get them to hopefully grow a little faster. In my area apparently Kadota, Celeste, Brown Turkey, Black Mission, and Peters Honey grow very well so that is what im going to end up tossing in the ground on property. I may add and LSU Purple to the mix that I have here as well. I figure I can air layer a bunch of trees if I move out. Anyhow im excited that I finally did put something in the ground. Im planning a 10-12' spread on all of them but will keep them pretty well pruned. I just wanted to share my excitement

    I had just dumped a bunch of water in the hole to water it in, I will add some more mix, add some landscaping cloth and then add milch to mound it up some. Am I doing it right? Should I plant the other ones a little higher?

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    2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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    Real nice Lou!!! Real nice!!!

    Makes me want to move!! Grow in ground.... what a concept.

    By the way, the Kure Beach and U. CB1 are moving right along... THANK YOU!!!!
    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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    • LouNeo
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      I looked at my elevation today. Im at 25.5ft haha

  • #3
    Im sure a lot of people will think im crazy for putting some in the ground since im renting but... I figure in the ground if they grow faster I can easily airlayer some next spring to take them with me and all of these varieties grow here without die back so really I dont want to move 5 more pots LOL Im happy to hear they are doing well! I have to up pot a bunch more rootlings into 1 gallons and then get more of these rooted ones into solo cups for their leafing out stage. Man its a lot of work!
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    • #4
      Oh dang... you've got you hand full there Lou!! I have some up-potting to do myself.

      I don't think your crazy, I think it's a great idea plus you just guaranteed a new member in 1 year!
      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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      • #5
        Not crazy, I would do the same.
        Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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        • #6
          I don't think you're crazy either, imagine all the cuttings you can take!
          Zone 7a in Virginia

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          • LouNeo
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            One of the other driving forces was, I need something with a lot of branches to do some grafting with

        • #7
          yeah for you!!!!

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          • #8
            I put 3 more in today, have room for 3 more. Im a stickler for straight lines LOL They are close together at 10 ft intervals but I plan on keeping them pruned and also creating barrier from the neighbors. They run east to west so should all get great sun. *progress*
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            • #9
              Awesome Bro.... got the fig orchard going on.
              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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              • #10
                Im sure my landlords are going to love them! Ive been telling all my neighbors that if I move out, they are welcome to them With that said, my lease is up this month hahaha Fingers crossed on a renewal right?
                2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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