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Old 10-16-2016, 06:32 PM
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:16 PM
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In a recent thread someone said they love figs and passion fruit. Brown Turkey figs? Ours are finally ripe and after I re pot my new plants, mow the front yard, go the assisted living and the Jewel...I am making fig jam! I pray you all enjoy your day! Oh! I forgot, I need to clean the greenhouse window!
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I am the one that mentioned figs. I don't know much at all about them as I bought the trees for my daughter, tried one and was amazed.. I have four dwarf ones, two 'Petite Negra', 'Violette de Bordeaux' and ‘Little Ruby". I am completely new to growing them and they are small trees. One of the Petite Negra produced fruit this year. Do you need to do anything special to overwinter yours? I put mine under T5HO lights because they are small and still had figs.

I brought in my tub of goldfish for the winter this week. Temperatures have gotten cooler and I didn't want to stress them.

I ordered a guava shrub (had one years ago). My daughter (same one) tried a guava from the store and didn't like it. I know she will like these ones.... I also added two more passionfruits, a 'night blooming jasmine' (had one years ago...didn't take well to being downsized from the thirty-gallon pot) and another dwarf banana. I have no idea where I will put the new plants but, well, I am sure I will figure that out when they come.

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I am the one that mentioned figs. I don't know much at all about them as I bought the trees for my daughter, tried one and was amazed.. I have four dwarf ones, two 'Petite Negra', 'Violette de Bordeaux' and ‘Little Ruby". I am completely new to growing them and they are small trees. One of the Petite Negra produced fruit this year. Do you need to do anything special to overwinter yours? I put mine under T5HO lights because they are small and still had figs.

I brought in my tub of goldfish for the winter this week. Temperatures have gotten cooler and I didn't want to stress them.

I ordered a guava shrub (had one years ago). My daughter (same one) tried a guava from the store and didn't like it. I know she will like these ones.... I also added two more passionfruits, a 'night blooming jasmine' (had one years ago...didn't take well to being downsized from the thirty-gallon pot) and another dwarf banana. I have no idea where I will put the new plants but, well, I am sure I will figure that out when they come.

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I've been away for the weekened. We've visited a city a hundred kms away from home. I was there a few years ago but could visit a few places where I have never been before, almost all of them with military importance (since 12xx up to 18xx's).
Since this city is near the border with Spain, I also went there shopping and have lunch.
Now, I'm doing my supper and then I'll think about taking a rest from the journey.
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"I am completely new to growing them and they are small trees."
Ours are Brown Turkey. They are hardy here and planted in our massive garden. We picked quite a few this year but, they were very late and still coming. They are huge shrubs and would never fit in a house. They die back to the ground each year and then get 8 ' high.
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The dwarf varieties I bought should stay around two or three feet in height which is perfect for me.
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Figs are mostly winter-deciduous even in a warm climate. Outdoor trees here drop all their leaves, even in parts of the valley that get no frost. I don't think it's helpful to try and keep them in leaf and growing over the winter.

Many people in cold winter climates put them someplace near a window in an unheated room that won't get down to freezing. They need just enough water during the winter to keep from getting completely dry.
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