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Offline Jhawka10

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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2019, 01:55:20 PM »
Just stopped at a nearby nursery and noticed their fig trees.  I asked them how frequently they watered their 15 gallon potted trees. Although their trees were a little taller (older), they stated they watered every day.  I mentioned that after 2 weeks of not watering, My moisture meter still reads high moisture content.  I am thinking I have to change my potting mix.

I had a mixture of coco coir, peat, vermiculite and a small amount of fine bark chips (hard to find in our area most of the year).  I think this blend is holding moisture far better than I thought it would.  And on top of that, aeration/drainage needs to improve by adding more pearlite, sand bark or something similar to the mix. 
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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2019, 02:09:14 PM »
Hey jhawk for what its worth ive used this for all my figs. I water about every 3 or 4 days. There is also a smaller bag thats exclusively potting mix so its a slightly looser. I top it with cedar mulch chips. Smells nice and hleps keep insects away..Also those nurseries watsring those 15 gallon trees everyday is probavly because they should have been up potted long ago lol
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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2019, 03:56:26 PM »
Jhawka10,

Based on what you listed(coco coir, peat and vermiculite) those 3 items hold water, that is their main purpose to my experience.  I would not used them only.  I would mix it with perlite cause perlite does not hold in water. 
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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2019, 05:25:20 PM »
Kevin912, Good point on the up potting. And thaks for the info on your watering!!
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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2019, 05:43:31 PM »
LaFigGrower,
Yes, perlite needs to b upped as well. I did have more in it than typical potting soil, I believe.  Also planning on adding some natural clay, fragrance free calt litter. The clay holds some moisture aswell, but assists in porosity and add some nutients as well. Plus, it should no break down as fast as the organics do.
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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2019, 03:42:33 PM »
Looks like it is starting to recover!!
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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2019, 06:08:29 PM »
Great news! Congrats! Great work!
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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2019, 06:33:03 PM »
Steve here
I get all our dirt from wal-mart buy the pallet if i can it help keep the soil cool in the heat and
has good drainage.  That is all i use 

Miracle-Gro Garden Soil All Purpose  the big bags like here https://www.walmart.com/ip/Miracle-Gro-Garden-Soil-All-Purpose/179968680
and Mix just a little bit of Miracle-Gro Perlite like here  can do 5 bi bags
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Miracle-Gro-Perlite-8-qt/34621229?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&wl13=3482&adid=22222222227025650606&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=46539832832&wl4=pla-90985937552&wl5=1026339&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=local&wl12=34621229&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjwt5zsBRD8ARIsAJfI4BiJCGKoHbM6uhJbye-R4SZBkfGPR29TSQTGy-yNjtwa25p8c9oPfpMaAk5-EALw_wcB

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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2019, 07:23:02 PM »
Steve, so you use garden soil vs a potting soil huh?
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Re: Potted fig in heat
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2019, 12:00:33 AM »
If you can keep roots are cool, fig tree should be alright. Maybe find a double layer planter? Double layer pot is that is vacuum insulated will prevent the transfer of heat from outside in, adding a thick layer of mulch will also help.
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