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Lets Talk Figs / Re: Planted cucumber by my fig trees
« Last post by AustinPermie on April 23, 2019, 04:04:56 PM »
I've been planting squash seeds around the trees in my permaculture inspired home orchard.  Don't need to protect against four legged friends, but do have to protect the soil from the intense Texas heat!  They are still small but off to a good start!
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Welcome / Re: Hello from Central TX
« Last post by AustinPermie on April 23, 2019, 03:54:31 PM »
Hey Michael!  I'm also in Central Texas, in East Austin.  I'm growing a number of varieties and looking forward to sharing with folks in this forum.
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Welcome / Re: HELLO FROM LA
« Last post by AustinPermie on April 23, 2019, 03:52:10 PM »
Wow, very uplifting story.  Great friends and great community in the fig world!
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The Backyard Gardener / Re: My first banana pod!!!
« Last post by efletche on April 23, 2019, 11:49:28 AM »
Thanks guys. I ask about this because I have had the Ice Cream for four years. I put it in the ground a couple years ago. With my depression and agoraphobia, it is extremely difficult for me to do anything. Anyway, I now have three Ice Cream plants. None of them are over five feet and none have ever produced fruit. I'll see if I can get out for the fertilizer and put my grass clippings around them. Thanks for all the info. I really appreciate it.
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The Backyard Gardener / Re: My first banana pod!!!
« Last post by LaFigGwr2019 on April 23, 2019, 10:18:37 AM »
JD,

I will take a photo after work today.  I have being so busy last couple of days I have not had a chance to look at them.  I will also start feeding them more often.  I do hope they are the ice cream banana, I want to taste one so bad.  Don’t get me wrong, I am going to eat one no matter what.  I grew it so I am eating one.  People kept telling me that ice cream banana would not grow in my area.
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The Backyard Gardener / Re: Variegated Elderberries. ??
« Last post by LaFigGwr2019 on April 23, 2019, 09:36:09 AM »
I too have only tried the jelly.  I have never tried to grow any nor have I tasted wine but I have never being a huge wine drinker. 
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Louisiana Backyard Scientists and Research / Re: New fig variety to US
« Last post by LaFigGwr2019 on April 23, 2019, 09:28:41 AM »
JD,

Wish y’all the best with your process.  I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with. 
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The Backyard Gardener / Re: variegated banana plant
« Last post by LaFigGwr2019 on April 23, 2019, 09:21:44 AM »
JD,

Have you tasted the bananas?   What do they taste like?  How big are they?
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Fig trees and cuttings / Re: Free tree giveaway 2019. Giveaway number one
« Last post by LaFigGwr2019 on April 23, 2019, 09:18:58 AM »
JD,

Thanks and I am sorry for Steve’s loss. 
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The Backyard Gardener / Re: My first banana pod!!!
« Last post by LaFigGwr2019 on April 23, 2019, 09:04:59 AM »
Efletche,

Once I planted the bananas in the ground, I mainly only feed it compost or if I had some liquid fertilizer(fish emo) I fed it to the bananas.  I also added grass cuttings the entire summer.  During the fall and winter, I used my lawnmower that has a mulch bag and picked up all the leaves and used that around my trees.  Now that JD said what he did, I am going to feed them more often cause I was only composting 1 every 3 weeks but I was using grass and leaves every 2 weeks.  I also cut down all the dead leaves, at least I try and also the ones that I can reach.  I hope this helps
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