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Naeem_Nadeem

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Charles I agree with livetaswim06 if you able to find Hydro Shop in your area they have all kind of coco coir.
I bought mine from Local Hydro Shop for $11.00 please see post #1 which shows picture of coco coir I used with all my cuttings including yours.

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Naeem I also use Cocco Coir medium for my cuttings and I usually use Canna Aqua Vega two part solution at this stage where your cuttings are now. I have observed significant growth within week or two. The fertilizer is little expensive but worth every penny, particularly if you are rooting expensive and rare varieties.

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Here are the progress of my cuttings with Canna Aqua Vega they are about 3-months old.https://s18.postimg.org/5k0jbwbh5/IMG_3517.jpg https://s18.postimg.org/ajxzjuh3t/IMG_3600.jpg">[IMG_3600]https://s18.postimg.org/5k0jbwbh5/IMG_3517.jpg https://s18.postimg.org/ajxzjuh3t/IMG_3600.jpg" class="bbc_img" />
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Ateeq your cuttings soon to be plants looking great and I am very impressed.  I am about five weeks behind to reaching this size.

So you bottom feed Canna Aqua Vega, it look like yours are out from humidity bins right . Mine are still in the bins.

I am little hesitant to use any fertilizer but will try on some.

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Ateeq your cuttings soon to be plants looking great and I am very impressed.  I am about five weeks behind to reaching this size.

So you bottom feed Canna Aqua Vega, it look like yours are out from humidity bins right . Mine are still in the bins.

I am little hesitant to use any fertilizer but will try on some.


I don't really think it's needed to add much fertilizer to seedlings, but Foliage Pro would work great at half of maintenance strength at first. Hydro shops should have it, and if not it can be had on Amazon for a little more $. 

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Speaking of weak fertilizer, two capfulls of superthrive (from walmart) in one gallon of water works good.
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Thanks Naeem. Just make sure whichever fertilizer you use it has to be very weak solution. Something like 1:10 ratio.


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Wow, Ateeq! That looks fantastic. I'm going to have to use what you're using. That is certainly impressive.
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Thanks Bill. Two of these cuttings came from you. You sent me very healthy & robust cuttings and they are flourishing very well. 


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Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
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Thanks Ateeq I will be very careful with fertilizer if applied may be on two cuttings for test.
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Updated 03-19-2017

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Everything looking good except some wilting cuttings please see today's picture.  Also I am exposing cuttings to room temperature while leaving bin cover off for 
30 minutes with no set back and I will increase time slowly. Also cuttings are getting misting once a day to adjust to room temperature.

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Some cuttings progress this picture was taken today 04-8-2017

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So far everything is looking good, some of the cutting lost few leaves here and there but no major issue.
These cutting are out of humidity bin and no more artificial lighting only getting some sunlight from window. These will go outside soon and potted up to one gallon size.
I have not given these any fertilizer up to today and will start fertilizer at the time of up potting. 



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Good to hear things worked out. :)
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This is a little update on 06-23-2017.

Please see updated pictures now I have 39 figs in 5 gallons and about 20 in one gallons and cups soon to be up potted.
This all started in December 2016 and now after six months I have all these.  Lost good numbers of cuttings too without any
reason. So far I am very happy with the results.  You may ask any question or give any suggestion.  Thanks 


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Man that looks a lot like my yard last year.  Pots are the same, support stick is the same.  You're just missing my white tree tags.
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  ...Lost good numbers of cuttings too without any
reason. 
 

 Coir is very unforgiving when used as a rooting medium.  Even when it is wrung out and feels dry to the touch, it will harbor sufficient moisture to rot the bark many susceptible cultivars.

 I have transitioned to only using coir to initiate rooting and then immediately replacing the medium with ProMix HP.  ( Rooting in HP from the get-go resulted in a 50% reduction in cuttings rooting out)

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Agreed, coir just to get the roots going ProMix HP to grow in cups. ~90% for me.
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Very nice e plants....just wish I had a green thumb......I will just stick to buying the plants..keep up the good work
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Man that looks a lot like my yard last year.  Pots are the same, support stick is the same.  You're just missing my white tree tags.


I am working on the tags will put metal tags in few days.  Thanks for looking in such details.

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Very nice e plants....just wish I had a green thumb......I will just stick to buying the plants..keep up the good work


Thanks mars55 nothing special just got lucky and good cuttings with some care.  Six months ago I know nothing about figs except eating one fresh in the summer and thought man I should grow these.

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