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Not too, too much going on this weekend - but.... it's gonna pick up shortly!
As always, add any local food production related events I may have missed in the comment section!
WEEKEND EVENT REMINDERS
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SATURDAY
Barter Market
NOTE – New Location
Begins: 9:30 am
Rural King Supply
(the old Sam’s Club)
www.facebook.com/events/379513835796803/

MONDAY
3rd Monday Meeting
Plant Nutrition
7:00pm
The Working Food Center
www.facebook.com/events/1599602013423194/
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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EPP presence will be at Barter Market Gainesville Rural King.
We will be there with Grow Gainesville! for your questions yet only a small amount of plants as my car is loaded with free/donation items. That's why an event wasn't created.
BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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This will be a Moderated Forum on Fall & Winter garden planning topics
John Beville, Kathy Whipple, Melissa DeSa, and I'll be adding MORE of y'all shortly

www.facebook.com/events/134768993797859/
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Graph Paper Garden Planning

August 24, 2017, 6:00pm - August 24, 2017, 8:00pm

Join us over at the NEW Working Food Center! for a Moderated Forum on garden planning. Topics such ...

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Fig

The fig (Ficus carica) is one of the easiest fruit trees to grow in our area. The trees are small and bushy, and do well in moist, rich, well drained soil. Our trees were propagated by cuttings from local trees that are growing and producing well.

The two diseases in figs are nematodes and rust. To combat nematodes:
1) do not plant in areas previously used for vegetable gardens.
2) Plant in a large hole filled with rotting organic matter and manures.
3) Maintain a 4-6 inch layer of mulch over the root zone. (Roots generally extend as far as the branches).

We are working on grafting edible figs onto nematode resistant rootstocks. To control rust, collect and remove the rusty leaves at the end of the growing season.

Your tree will appreciate if you feed it lightly every other month March through September with manures or a general garden fertilizer; and each winter prune out declining limbs and older non productive shoots to encourage new growth, and to keep short enough to pick. 
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More photos on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Ficus%20carica

pdf – Fig Information Sheet
(to print out)


1 comment to Fig

  • I have been removing the leaves but the rust causes the plant to nearly defoliate so it won’t grow. Any ideas for home remedy, or something innocuous that is environmentally friendly?

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