Alma Fig Tasting

This honey fig has potential. Alma in the Fig Variety Database

The Swales are Working Swell

What in the world is a swale? My spellchecker doesn’t even recognize the word. Two Videos on Swales Last Year Build Swales to Improve Soil Moisture & Decrease Erosion Improve Plant Health & Nutrients with Swales One Year Later

Collecting the LSU Fig Varieties

Since the LSU fig varieties were bred for southern climates, they are among the most collected for dixie growers. But even northern fig lovers appreciate the LSU figs and grow them in containers, performing the fig shuffle, and even planting them in ground. It began back in the mid-1950’s, when Ed O’Rourke joined the LSU […]

Archipel Fig Tasting

I finally broke down and ordered some Tanglefoot to battle the ???? Tanglefoot on Amazon Archipel in the Fig Variety Database

Principles for When to Pick Figs

See the video presentation at the bottom. Figs in This Video Teramo fig tasting Teramo in the Fig Variety Database Lattarula fig tasting Lattarula in the Fig Variety Database Little Ruby fig tasting Little Ruby in the Fig Variety Database Ronde de Bordeaux fig tasting Ronde de Bordeaux in the Fig Variety Database Olympian fig […]

Teramo Unknown (Nebo?) Fig Tasting

Ross over at suggested that the Teramo Unknown fig may be the same as the Nebo. Are they? Teramo Unknown in the Fig Variety Database Nebo in the Fig Variety Database Previous Nebo Fig Tasting

Using Rock Dusts for Healthier Fig Trees & Other Plants

See the presentation at the bottom. Benefits of Rock Dusts Glaciation & Vulcanization Increase the variety of minerals available to microbes and, eventually, to plants. There are only 18 nutrients considered Essential to plant life. Nickel was only recently added in 2004.  But what about beneficial? Iodide & selenium, among others, are now considered beneficial […]