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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    After posting in the forum several times about my fig trees not growing, and people recommending to mulch around them, I built a test mulch frame around a fig tree. The frame is built from pressure treated 2x6s and is 4 feet square. I started out with a single 2x6 tall, but as I expected the...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This year I drove several large fertilizer spikes in the ground around some of my fruit trees - fig, pear, plum and apple. Reviews on Amazon are good, but has anyone here used them? My fruit trees have not been doing that great so I decided to go all out this year. A week ago I sprayed them...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Has anyone used a tiller and tilled around the drip line of fruit trees, specifically fig trees, and mixed in manure, grass clipping, bone meal, fish meal... etc? I need to do something to help kick start the fig trees as they are several years old and not hardly doing anything. The best...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is the best liquid fertilizer for fig trees? My fig trees are in the chicken yard, which is somewhere around 100 yards from my house. To water my fig trees I run a hose from the creek and use a sump pump to pump water from the creek to the fig trees. This requires me to string out around...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A couple of weeks ago I saw a rat in the chicken house. Since then I have been trying to trap it, but it keeps getting out of the live traps. Next logical thing to do? Let nature take its course. Few days ago I saw a rat snake (chicken snake) in the chicken house. It was between the pallets...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My fig trees aree not growing, so I decided to mix up some organic fig tree fertilizer. Cut the top off of a one gallon milk jug. Fill 3/4 with water. One handful aged chicken manure. One handful ash from my smoker. This is a mix of oak, pecan and wild cherry. Handful bone meal. Urine...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Back in May of 2014 the grandkids and I planted some fig trees. They did not make it through the summer of 2015. This past weekend my girlfriend and I planted 2 nectarine trees and 2 fig trees. The new trees have a larger root system than the original trees. Hopefully I can keep them...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I ordered two Celeste fig trees, and what arrived were rooted cuttings. The original stem of the cutting was still intact, though, obviously, had rotted for a year. The roots were fresh from that had been the node of the original cutting, with the new stem from that same node, and the vestigial...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello... Central Florida here. Just wondering about some of the easiest and most hearty garden and or trees to plant. I have never had a garden. Just looking for suggestions... aside from the citrus. Thanks
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