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Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:48

Christine, from the pic i cant tell what is on top of the soil in the pot, if its mulch make sure its not actually  touching the fig,   Right no figs and 5 years old, remove tree from pot and discard everything in it, check roots for any problems ie grubs etc usually figs only get troubled by scale insects so with a new start you should be ok , wash the pot well for re-use ( if using same pot you might need to trip 20|% of roots off),or get next size up, polystyrene or crocs for good drainage, John Innes no 3 soil based, OK fig into pot 2 inches deeper than before and firmed well down, leaving 2 inches from soil to top of pot for watering, water well in.  Now in 2 weeks time at the very end of the branches,shoots, take off the very tip (top bud only the very very tip ) dont cut of the fruit bud. Then beginning of April start feeding with a good strong potash feed for fruit crop,repot every 2 years up to 24 inches. job done

Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:03

Sorry floradog in our little village people make and sell all kinds of stuff, all home grown,spuds etc,cracking  pickles,jams that make shop bought stuff look and taste very very sad ,all left at the gate on a tray,stool,little home made shelves ,put money in box please type of living,so no red tape here in Mundesley,only licences here are for the dogs ,its a very very dog friendly village. good luck

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 12:14

Most fertilisers are based on the three major plant nutrients: 

N= Nitrogen Leaf and Stem Growth

P= Phosphorous Roots and Shoots and Buds

K= Potassium or Potash for Flowering Fruiting and general hardiness

this is a simple way for basics and  im sure David will have much more

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:08

Good foggy misty morning to you all ,And i learned last week why  potassium is also called Potash honestly  i never knew this, in the middle ages or a bit later, they used to save their wood-ash in ?? youv guessed it pots--Potash. i would enjoy any help on PH and NPK its a good idea,  thats my info for the day folks ,professor 4711 on the side...

Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 10:45

yes Flora i understand that heavy type soils work well by restricting a bit,looser easy soils tend to let em fly and we tend to lose some of the crop,iv got 7 new cuttings from last year just woken up and starting off,im going to try potting 3 restricting in the open garden 2 and a couple left to roam as they will,see who gives the best crops in a few years, just waiting for the frost to finish, looking forward to selling our new produce on the car boot, cheers all 

New petrol mower

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 10:29

Morning all ,now this what i call a good chat with good information,iv got my eye on the Governor spring,now can you explain the petrol stabilizer ,i have it with the new mower all waiting for me to oil up, petrol up, and fire up, obviously i can read the can but it sounds very much like a good few people here know what they are talking about,so how and when to use it  please ,and when finished for the winter do i fill up or syphon off the petrol tank, many thanks for all the info  Av a gooden.. Alan 

Fig Tree

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:09

Hi Allison, figs grow very well on the coast,i have several on the  Norfolk coast one is 20 years old restricted now to 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall, covered in new shoots ,iv just pruned out all inward growing and damaged and week shoots, in 2 weeks after the frost im tipping all new shoots (very tip only ) not the fruit bud, they are getting fish blood and bone with seaweed chopped up, and mulched,im watering a bit now then more when in fruit with a good dollop of Potash for good fruit, mid spring ONLY if growing well i will cut new shoots back to  4 or 5 leaves but no later, or they wont ripen, good luck  in Lincs

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:42

no probs Mike i downloaded it  and use it all the time its now simple go4it

Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:29

Hi Christine,if i give you what the fig wants you can see what is wrong, Brown Turkey is probably the best of two for this climate, i havnt seen how big the fig is so pics please and i,ll carry on ,what size is the pot ,what soil is in it please,

URGENT ADVICE AND HELP NEEDED

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 09:21

Dave you now got the best advise,i did the same 3 years ago turning a field into an allotment, follow the advise it will work, BUT dont go at it as a pain in the A this might sound weird but try and enjoy creating your garden maybe get a suntan as you go on, we did and dont forget the gin and tonic area good luck matey. 

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