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  • Dee Harris
    Jul 15, 2011
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      The summers have been hotter and the winters colder. This coming winter is going to be colder still. Last year saw more nights with below freezing temps and days barely above. This coming winter is going to be colder. Last year we had four nights of sleet. The year before a full day of snow and several nights of sleet.

      This year we're supposed to have at least one hurricane. There are over 15 different named storms that is supposed to hit. Houston is seeing some really weird weather which isn't normal for this town.

      However, there are a couple of things that I can do to grow vegetables in winter. No, our planet is changing quickly and we need to observe what we can do to save our fruit trees. For those of you who are trying to grow fig trees, I would suggest that you use a tarp and smoker for your trees. Bury the trunk at least half way up. Wrap the rest of the trunk in old quilts and blankets. You will save your trees this way. The tarp thrown over the tree itself will insure that your tree will last the winter. 

      These are only suggestions but they work.



      --- On Fri, 7/15/11, Peter Ellis <peter.ellis@...> wrote:

      From: Peter Ellis <peter.ellis@...>
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] fig trees
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, July 15, 2011, 3:21 PM

      I thought Houston was hot?

      Figs are prolific here in Istria. Half the time people just let the fruit fall on the ground, which is a pity, as they are easy to dry and provide tasty fibre for the winter months.



      On 15/07/2011 22:00, Dee Harris wrote:

      I've know people who have grown figs here in Houston, Texas. However, our winters have been getting colder and colder.



      --- On Fri, 7/15/11, dennis@... <dennis@...> wrote:

      From: dennis@... <dennis@...>
      Subject: Re: [pfaf] fig trees
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, July 15, 2011, 12:56 PM


      I never imagined that anyone would try to grow figs in Norway!  People have a hard time growing them in North Carolina and it gets hot in in the summer.  Figs are not very tolerant of cold weather.
      -------Original Message-------
      Date: 7/15/2011 1:49:52 PM
      Subject: [pfaf] fig trees
      Any one have links or seeds available for "extra hardy"  figs ?

      I have ( had) - tried 
      "brown turkey",  King and Galbon
      got to kjnow these should be hardy figs that are grown in alpine condidions in France..
      but they are not sufficiently hardy to stand a Norwegian winter- above ground.
      I got holod of Afgan figs, that should be even hardier,  
      but they died befor beeing able to show how hardy they should be...

      Any help out there ???

      Geir Flatabø

      2011/7/15 mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza@...>
      No one on my other lists have offered a satisfactory ID of these but I
      know you guys won't let me down. Lotsa pictures on the page include a
      good one of the leaves.




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