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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a Brown Turkey Fig tree that is sprouting from the roots. Will it bear figs, or is it some type of root stock? A few weeks ago I dropped by a farm supply store to get some seeds. They had a pitiful looking fig tree that the top had died and it was sprouting from the base of the tree. I...
  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
    Can yall believe it is already 2020? It seems like just a couple of years ago this forum was starting out. This is more of a brain dump than anything else. In the spring of 2020 my wife and I plan on planting several fruit trees in the chicken yard. I know this topic has been covered...
  5. 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...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Wild persimmons (AKA American persimmon) are getting ripe here in Southeast Texas. Here on the farm there is an old persimmon tree that has been talked about in my videos for several months, and it is dropping its ripe persimmons. The American Persimmon is native to North America, grows wild...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The cabin at the back of the property has a nice sized wild persimmon near it. 2018 the tree is loaded with persimmons. What a lot of people do not know, the Wild Persimmon grows well in sandy soil, tolerates drought well, and reproduces like crazy. All of the property are small Wild...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There is a cabin at the back of the farm which has various fruit trees growing around it. The nice thing, two of the three types are native wild trees. Wild plums Wild persimmon tree There are several other persimmon trees nearby, but only one was talked about in the videos. Most of the...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The wild plum, also known as the American Plum, is a plum native to the Americas. It grows wild in sandy soil and is drought tolerant. Here on the farm there is a batch of wild plums in a pasture and have been growing there for years. This year looks like they are going to produce a good...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is a good eating and canning pear for southern regions, specifically southeast Texas? Texas A&M has a page that list good pears, but not sure which one I should go with. https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/newsletters/hortupdate/2010/apr/pears.html I want something that will make a good...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a fig tree in my yard that was injured buy frost over the winter.The main trunk has nasty splits in it and appears to be completely dead. As luck would have it I have a few shoots that have pushed there way up .Just around the root ball. This is the question should I take clippings and...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey all, just wondering if you have any ideas where to list our mini-farm since using a realtor is going to cost 6% and we built this great rural, bug out, mini farm with our own hard work and my husband transferred out of state so after 2 years of not living steady in the same home we are...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    There is this old fence row my wife and I are going to be clearing to plant some blueberry bushes and fruit trees. The fence line is about 350 feet long. That is a rough estimate but close enough for what we are doing. What kind of fruit trees would you plant and why? In addition to the...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My wife (Kristy) wants to grow some satsuma trees. So, who here has satsuma trees, how are they doing, and what is your location? I am going to guess they do not do very well up north?
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My grandmother had a rather large fig tree in her chicken yard. I am thinking about doing the same thing. I like figs, chickens like anything. Chicken manure will provide natural fertilizer. Figs are a good source of Potassium, and are good for making preserves. There is a small sweet gum...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I had the nicest dwarf peach tree, but I have learned a new lesson. Leaving the branches to grow as they will makes for weak limbs. Tonight I picked bushels of not-quite-ripe peaches. The limbs were breaking. It came down to having ripe fruit this year and risk losing the tree, or remove the...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Springtime is almost upon us. It will not be long until the weather starts warming up so we can start on our spring projects. What are your projects for 2013 late winter - early summer? If yall have been keeping up with my blog, you should know my wife and I are moving to the farm. Our...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Pawpaw tree, native to North America http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asimina Anyone know about these? I'm thinking about putting a few in my yard.
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