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Dwight,

Same song, second verse, here.  I rooted a Celeste fig cutting, then put it in the ground last Spring.  The tree is roughly 4 ft tall, and it's loaded with small, green figs.  Only one has ripened so far, and it was pretty tasty. 

Maybe Gene will provide some insight.  He's got a lot of experience with figs.


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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:21:55 AM »
Itís not easy on the eyes. In fact, itís downright ugly, but itís the first Fall tomato, so looks donít count. The recent wet weather caused some cracking and blemishes, but that wonít effect the flavor. When it finishes ripening, Iíll just close my eyes when I enjoy eating it😉

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »
I started the seed late, and by the time I transplanted the Fairy Tale eggplant, we hit a stretch of unseasonably wet, rainy weather. Yet, in spite of my procrastination and Mother Natureís oneryness, the plants are starting to produce. Fingers crossed that I get a few of the fruit before the first frost, typically toward the end of November.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 14, 2018, 03:24:24 PM »
Whitestrout

Thanks for sharing the pic.  There are some of those trees in my area, and I wondered what they were called.  The "lanterns" are pretty amazing.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:24:21 PM »
Nice pic's Ragun.  Thanks for sharing.

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Livestock / The Chickens are Molting
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:32:37 AM »
It's that time of year - the chickens are starting to molt.  Normally, these two Wyandottes look like twin sisters, but the one on the left is well into her molt.  If she loses too many more feathers, she'll be running around naked  ::)  It will be interesting to see how long it takes her to regain her normal plumage.










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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:45:41 AM »
Great pic, Maggie.  It makes me yearn for a real Fall.  On the gulf coast, we won't be seeing Fall for a while, yet, and even then, the color changes are modest. Thanks for sharing.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:37:00 AM »
The first, ripe, Celeste fig from our small tree. Itís not much to look at, but it was tasty 😀

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: October 03, 2018, 03:48:59 PM »
The crinum lilies are starting to bloom again.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: October 01, 2018, 03:34:23 AM »
The Celebrity tomatoes are loading up with fruit. I just hope the continual rain weíve been getting doesnít create fungus issues or root rot.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 30, 2018, 06:31:22 PM »
Whitestrout

That's a timely question.  Today at church, a gentleman brought in two bags of Satsumas that he picked from his tree, and yes, it's very early for them.  They sure taste great.  Like yourself, though, I'm curious as to why they're ripening so early.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: September 29, 2018, 03:20:06 AM »
You're right, Rabbitproof.  It keeps things interesting. Every time something pops-up when I'm not expecting it, it puts a smile on my face :)

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:58:55 PM »
The challenge of using the scattershot, plop-things-wherever-they-fit method of gardening is that you can't remember what you've done. I have a vague recollection of purchasing yellow spider lily bulbs, but I don't remember actually planting them. Evidently I did, because they're starting to bloom.

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:57:05 PM »
Another one of my vacant lot garden stops. The red spider lilies are blooming. I always stop and pay homage to the lilies scattered around the lot. The old home that they surrounded was torn down several years ago, but the lilies still patiently stand watch.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:00:36 PM »
Dwight

The plants were started from seed and transplanted into the garden August 1.  I used an initial application of 10-10-10 mixed into the soil and have used liquid Miracle Grow once after that when the plants started blooming. 

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:45:48 AM »
The Fall, Celebrity tomatoes are starting to set fruit.  It's a good day in the garden.


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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: September 01, 2018, 07:00:41 PM »
Wow.  Those look great, Maggie.

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General Discussion / Re: Megaton Cabbage - Any Advice
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:15:17 AM »
National Champs

Thanks for your input. I'm looking forward to seeing how the cabbage does.  Granted, this is a new process for me, so I'm hoping the learning curve isn't too steep. 

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: August 28, 2018, 07:51:17 PM »
Maggie,

That's a great point.  Too often I forget that, like a poinsettia, it's the modified leaves/bracts that have the bright yellow color.  The blooms are the smaller white extensions. 

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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« on: August 28, 2018, 03:31:47 AM »
If you squint a little and use your imagination, I guess the blooms do somewhat resemble shrimp tails🤔 Regardless, the yellow shrimp plant is putting on a nice show.

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