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33-17 patriots
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I hate to ask this, but what's the tie-breaker?


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Tiebreaker is ....... 99 JJ Watts's number.
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Congrats Joe!! Thanks for playing everyone..
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Brandon --

Thank you for setting up this contest.  It was a blast -- more fun than watching the game!  

You set a great example of community spirit. 

Joe

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Woohoo... Congrats, Joe!
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Woohoo... Congrats, Joe!


Thx.  I'm amazed how many guesses came really close, including yours.  I feel like I threaded a needle.


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Yes it took me a while to figure out who won... so many were within a few points!! I'll do something similar again sooner or later.
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Congrats Joe!
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Congrats Joe..and Thank you Brandon for doing this. Very cool.

Terrible game btw. Lossweiler!

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This was good for the forum and its members, we appreciate you doing this.
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Congrats Joe. BTW, do you know this weeks lotto numbers? Thanks Brandon. nice distraction from some of the drama as of late.
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Congrats Joe. BTW, do you know this weeks lotto numbers? Thanks Brandon. nice distraction from some of the drama as of late.


Great idea!  Or has that ship sailed?

Honestly, I never win anything.  My wife is the lucky one.

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Congrats to the winner and organizer!
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Great idea!  Or has that ship sailed?

Honestly, I never win anything.  My wife is the lucky one.


Yeah, speaking about luck - when the Jets get into the playoffs again, I'll probably win everything. One day...

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Thank you for the opportunity!
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The BM cuttings have arrived, looking great!  They are already nestled in damp sphagnum moss in a warm, dark closet.

Thanks again, Brandon.

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I'm not sure what i regret the most- the Texans loss or not winning the BM.........ok.. the Texans loss, but just a little more. OK.   lots more, but i really wish I'd have won the BM, too.  Treat'em nice, jrdewhirst!
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Glad they arrived in one piece. I wish you the best of luck.
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I'm not sure what i regret the most- the Texans loss or not winning the BM.........ok.. the Texans loss, but just a little more. OK.   lots more, but i really wish I'd have won the BM, too.  Treat'em nice, jrdewhirst!


Will do, Johnny!

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It's a boy!!!

At the risk of appearing like a proud father, here's an update on the two Black Madeira cuttings that I was lucky enough to win last month (thanks again Brandon!).  If I've done it right, you should see pix below.

As background, I have three actual human children -- two boys and a girl.  The boys were each born 4-6 weeks early; the girl was born a few days late (Caesarian).  So in my mind, any cutting that sprouts early is a boy; any cutting that requires special attention and coaxing is a girl.  So far, one of the BM's is a definite boy. 

First, there's a pic of the two BM cuttings, as received Jan 20.  Both looked great, as you can see.

Next, there're two pix of the more precocious sibling as of this morning Feb 13 -- you can see the small leaf, as well as some roots visible through the side of a 32-oz cup. 

The other sibling is still awaiting delivery -- bud swelling but no roots visible yet.  But all signs are that a younger brother may emerge soon.

https://s9.postimg.org/65vh7vxt7/BM2.jpg https://s9.postimg.org/bvbps73zf/BM3.jpg" rel="lightbox[1294809422]" target="_blank">https://s9.postimg.org/65vh7vxt7/BM2.jpg https://s9.postimg.org/bvbps73zf/BM3.jpg" alt="[BM3]" /> 

[BM2]

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Nice work, Joe! Congratulations! Are you sending out chocolate cigars?
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Congratulations on the new addition to the family.  Hope he and his siblings grow up nice and strong.
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Nice!


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Good job!! Glad that someone else will get to grow my favorite tree.
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It's twin boys.  The younger brother is now showing a decent root inside its cup.  The buds look ready to open in 1-2 days.

I'm posting this news partly to share my joy, partly to provide data.  These two cuttings produced roots, long enough to be seen through a 32 oz cup, in less than 4 weeks.  That's without any heroic measures.  I scored the cuttings but did not apply hormone.  I kept the cuttings in warm, damp, dark sphagnum moss for ~10 days.  Then I planted each cutting in a plastic cup in a damp mix of roughly 3/4 Miracle Grow Potting Mix and 1/4 coarse Perlite.  To retain humidity, I covered the cup with a plastic baggy, the corner clipped for ventilation.  I kept the cups in warm and dark closet until roots appeared.  This method seems unremarkable, meaning that I didn't do anything extraordinary to achieve results.

Based on this limited experience, we couldn't conclude that Black Madeira is difficult to root.  In this case, it was easy.  Moreover the rooting method was pretty standard.  So if others have difficulty rooting cuttings of Black Madeira, the problem is likely to be something other than the variety.  For example, the parent tree may be badly afflicted with FMV.

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There are at least a couple strains of Black Madeira that I am aware of. This one came from Jon originally. I purchased it through KK. It shows no signs of fmv though I'm sure it has been exposed. I also found it very easy to air layer, as all 4 air layers were ready to be separated in a month or less.
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Texans Patriots win 21 - 17 tie breaker 56
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An update.  The two Black Madeira cuttings that I won in January are alive and well.  One is a bit further ahead of the other, but both seem healthy.  Here's a pic.  I've just fertilized for the first time.  The cuttings are currently in 1.5g pots but I will be moving to 5g pots soon.  FWIW, I've already removed at least a half dozen tiny figs from the plants.    



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WOW!!!!!!!  Healthy looking as can be and not a sign of fmv or any other blemish.... Congratulations! Joe, I need you to do my cutting rooting from now on.......
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Congrats!! Glad they grew well for you.
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Brandon -- The rooting was easy and there's no sign of disease.  So as you promised, this strain of BM seems free of the problems that have plagued others.

Tony -- I wish I could take credit!  I'm sure it was the variety and/or the quality of the wood.  My technique still has some gaps -- This winter I had 100% success with a range of varieties -- various Mt Etnas (Norella, St Rita), Nordland, Vasilika Sika, Improved Celeste, LSU Purple, Red Lebanese Bekaa, etc; but I struck out with Smith (0/3) and Sumacki (0/3), and succeeded with only 50% of the JH Adriatic (2/4).  There seems to be something about rooting green, Adriatic-ish figs that I don't get.   The Smith in particular was frustrating because I took the cuttings from a mature, healthy tree.  Anyway, I'm planning to start some air layers today or tomorrow.  So far, that's never failed for me.

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Tony -- I wish I could take credit!  I'm sure it was the variety and/or the quality of the wood.  


Joe... you definitely should take credit for getting the cuttings looking so healthy and vital... Getting them to throw roots is really only 1 third of the challenge as I see it and experience it. 1/3 of the rooting challenge is getting the cutting to throw roots, 1/3 of it is getting the cutting to throws leaves AND HOLD them and the last 1/3 is  getting the rooted and leafed out cutting to grow... Any one segment not being done  or not being done well and the effort results in failure....  I have had Black Madeira (KK) and Figo Preto (Herman) cuttings throw leaves first and then not throw roots with the result being that the energy in the cutting is expended and the cutting dies. I have had the BM and FP cuttings throw great roots and then simply stop and do nothing and eventually.... I have had a number of the BM and FP cuttings come together and root nicely and even throw nice leaves as well as an inch or so of growth... and then simply stop.... These are the most frustrating because I resist the urge to up pot prematurely and then the things finally shrivel and die.... I tag my cuttings with aluminum tags when I put them into medium and the graveyard of failed BM and FP tags is far too large for my tastes. Note - I haven't even addressed the next step of first time up potting of a successfully growing rooted cutting. I am treating these pretty much the same as any other cuttings and yet I don't have as much difficulty getting the cuttings rooted, growing and up potted into 1 gallons with other types as I do with them; I have managed it only with 2 FP's (barely doing anything in the 1 gallons) and so far not a one of the BM cuttings that I have tried to date.... I just picked up some new FP cuttings from Mike T (Garlic_Mike) and I am going to go strictly with grafting these and see how that works out...
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Looking great and healthy!!!
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At least something productive came out of the Texans season.....
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Tony -- Thx.  In general, my failures produced no thick roots.  FWIW, I used no hormone.  Sometimes there was swelling of a terminal bud; more often there was an early leaf or two; but nothing is sustainable if roots don't develop.  Once I got good roots, it was almost foolproof -- but one of the Smith's this year was a clear exception.  Maybe I damaged the roots up-potting.
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Update . . .  These two cuttings, which I won in a contest in Jan, are now 5-6' trees.  And two is now three, as I gave my brother-in-law an air layer.

After picking off lots of little figs earlier in the year, I left one.  It has just started to color up within the past 2 days.  That timing seems to put it roughly two weeks behind Nero 600 M and Valle Negra, a few days behind Weeping Black and Brooklyn White, roughly on par with my Adriatics, and ahead of Laradek's EBT.  So this is encouraging enough to make me want to see what happens next year.
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Good work and congratulations, Joe...
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A friend gave me a cutting from a fig tree told me how to root it this year now I would like to do more I am new to figs trees mike gave me one. Yesterday a lady gave me come cutting from a Texas sweet fig what kind of fig is it
wish list I am new at figs  how can I get cutting please help

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Good work and congratulations, Joe...


I'll work hard to keep it away from the birds and rodents!  Right now, Smith is acting as decoy.

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Nice!!! I'm glad you are going to get to try some first year.
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14-13 patriots victory
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Thank you by the way for your offer.
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27-17, Patriots to win. Tie break number: 47
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Pats 20 texans 13. Tie break 49
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I don't know who started this up again and they don't follow football. What the heck.
NE 34 Houston 16 TieB 34
NE wins the SB over Atlanta in a thriller.
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