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I came home today and what a surprise my cuttings arrived from my good friend Adam aka AdamD123 and boy are they beautiful! Everything was nicely individually wrapped and labeled which saved me allot ot time I was able to get right to the task at hand "potting them up" If anyone is looking for some nice high quality cuttings I believe he has more available so you can PM him for more information or check him out on eBay under the name bamboobear33 I don't want this to sound like an infomercial but I am just so happy with the quality of these cuttings I knew I had to give him a plug [eek] 

Thanks again Adam



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Adam has some beautiful stuff posting on ebay right now... Am looking at several to fill some gaps in the expanding collection...
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Dave, curious but can you post some photos on your rooting technique involving those little cups?
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Not much to tell Mr. Leon I just like to get them out of the coir and into the Promix as soon as possible in the small cups don't seem to stay as saturated as the mega cups 
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Dave, like Leon I am curious in how you root your cuttings in those small cups.  

Some of the cuttings look quite big for those cups.  Don't they topple over?  

How long do you keep your cuttings in the coir before putting them in the cups? After putting them in the cups do you use parafilm or cover the tops with plastic baggies?  Or put them all in a humidity box?



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growing in pots: brown turkey, celeste, desert king, kadota,  lsu purple, olympian, violette de bordeaux, yellow long neck, 2 unknown varieties
trying to root: black mission, ciccio nero, colar, croatian, dalmatie, dark portuguese, desert king, fico bianco, green ischia, hardy chicago, hollier, Italiano, JH Adriatic, longue d'aout, marylane seedless, niagara black, osborne's prolific, ronde de bordeaux, sandy, scott's black, sweet diana plus 13 recent arrivals!
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Dave!!!  Thanks for the resounding vote of confidence!  Wishing you the best in rooting the cuttings.  Looks like they traveled well  :)

If anyone is interested, I have a limited number of some choice varieties. PM me with interest.


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Hi Angela I have no problem with them falling over maybe if I lived in California where they have earthquakes it might be a problem but not here in CT once I see roots in the photo below I pot them up into 1 gallon pots and yes I keep them in plastic totes for humidity the only thing I started doing a little different in the photo is adding about a 1/2" of perlite into the bottom of the cup it really helps with drainage 


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No Problem Adam I'm already seeing the buds swell on the cuttings thats a very good sign for me I'm sending you a PM there are a couple other cuttings you have that I can't live without LOL  :-)
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Dave... they look like such happy little well rooted soldiers... The roots are awesome...
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Wow! Look at all those little fig plants.  Thank you Dave for posting the pictures.
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wishlist: bayenfeige violetta, martinenca rimada, ponte tresa, black beauty 10, smith, dominick, any unknown fig with a story

growing in pots: brown turkey, celeste, desert king, kadota,  lsu purple, olympian, violette de bordeaux, yellow long neck, 2 unknown varieties
trying to root: black mission, ciccio nero, colar, croatian, dalmatie, dark portuguese, desert king, fico bianco, green ischia, hardy chicago, hollier, Italiano, JH Adriatic, longue d'aout, marylane seedless, niagara black, osborne's prolific, ronde de bordeaux, sandy, scott's black, sweet diana plus 13 recent arrivals!
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Thank you Tony and Angela for me this is enough roots to pot them up it's been working for me this way for a couple years and like I've said what works for one person may not work for another "Keep On Figging"  

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Dave... could you please describe how you free them from the coir gently so that the tender roots don't tear off?  I imagine even getting them settled gently into their new pots is a slow and careful process with such nice root bundles to avoid shocking them... I think a nice youtube video showing your 'end to end' process would be a tremendous value added for me and others and would be much appreciated although likely a pain for you to produce...   :-)
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Tony I've been told I have hands of a surgeon those roots aren't as delicate as you think they are when I see roots in the cup I just let them dry up a bit once you lift them out of the cup the coir falls right off as long as it is not wet 

You don't live that far from me maybe some day we can get together and start filming all of our fig adventures together Now we have to think of a name for our production company ??? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated 


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Tony I've been told I have hands of a surgeon those roots aren't as delicate as you think they are when I see roots in the cup I just let them dry up a bit once you lift them out of the cup the coir falls right off as long as it is not wet 

You don't live that far from me maybe some day we can get together and start filming all of our fig adventures together Now we have to think of a name for our production company ??? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated 


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Tony I've been told I have hands of a surgeon those roots aren't as delicate as you think they are when I see roots in the cup I just let them dry up a bit once you lift them out of the cup the coir falls right off as long as it is not wet 

You don't live that far from me maybe some day we can get together and start filming all of our fig adventures together Now we have to think of a name for our production company ??? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated 


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Simple , " Dave & Tony" .

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That would work... one set of hands behind the camera and one set of hands in front... 
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Ame that was the saddest part of the movie Little Bill LOL 

Vinnie you may be right Dave & Tony What the hell it worked out for Dave & Buster's 

I've been experimenting with these 50mm jiffy pots I hope it works out it will be a nice way to start cuttings no cups no coir no perlite we will see ????

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Will definitely be looking to see your results with these... Besides the obviously high quality cuttings you have there, the humidity bin may play a role in helping to maintain a Goldilocks level of moisture in the 50MM Jiffy's...

BTW... I said your cuttings were really cooking! And that was before I saw the first picture posted above where  you have the cups sitting on the stove top...   :-) Do you water the Figo Preto De Torres Novas with a good Madeira wine?   :-)

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OK, going to take a huge leap here but since the purpose of the video's would be to share experiences and perhaps provide instructional info along the way, an almost Pygmalion endeavour... how about a play on words and make it Fygmalion Gardens or something like that?
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Dave - what are the pots wrapped in? Are these the standard Jiffy pots you buy in any big-box store in spring?
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Ame thats the way they come wrapped like that I bought these on ebay I don't think you would find these at a Home Depot or garden shop

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Tony that name could work we just need to recruit Ross he has the same hair as curly 

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There is a taller option as well..

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Hahaha... That is great, Dave.... I do like Fygmalion Gardens... has a nice ring to it... Fygmalion Gardens Video's.... Fygmalion Gardens of Earthly Delights... Could get Fabio to provide Charcuterie supplies...
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Ame that was the saddest part of the movie Little Bill LOL 

Vinnie you may be right Dave & Tony What the hell it worked out for Dave & Buster's 

I've been experimenting with these 50mm jiffy pots I hope it works out it will be a nice way to start cuttings no cups no coir no perlite we will see ????

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Dave, what is that white grid on the bottom of the peat pellets?  I've seen it before on other members' videos.  

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Dave you should do some YouTube Fig videos ..partnership with Ross ?? Maybe . I love Fig videos , it's better than Diazepam and I'm sure everyone here would love to see yours too. It's the right time to start .
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TheASTrader  They are grates that are sold in nursery supplies for drainage and they are not cheap what you could do if you need them go to the home depot and they sell the exact same thing for a 2 x 4 fluorescent  fixture called a light diffuser I think you could get 3 or 4 out of 1 diffuser 
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Ame thats the way they come wrapped like that I bought these on ebay I don't think you would find these at a Home Depot or garden shop

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Oh, wow. I wasn't putting two and two together, that they're hydrated peat pellets. I've used them for garden seeds before, but never figs. Cool - can't wait to hear about your results.

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Ame they are going on 3 weeks the buds are starting to pop no roots yet once I see roots I will post pictures 
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