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Hi Colinneil. That's quite an impressive crop of lettuce you've got growing in the rings. This year about only half a dozen heads of lettuce have actully grown out of the hundreds of seeds I sowed. In previous years I had much better results. May I ask what feetilizer and soil have you used in the lettuce rings?

A few days ago I sowed a new bed of lettuce but first I worked in a fair bit of Nitrogen into the soil. Am waiting to see what the results will be.

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Some more of what's around the garden these days.

A brown turkey fig.

More of the gorgeous striped tomatoes.

Orange tomatoes.

Fiery bhut jolokia

A young bud breaking through the tape; avocado graft at three weeks.

A row of Russian kale.

Greek oregano.

Culinary thyme.

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Some more of what's around the garden these days.

A brown turkey fig.

More of the gorgeous striped tomatoes.

Orange tomatoes.

Fiery bhut jolokia

A young bud breaking through the tape; avocado graft at three weeks.

A row of Russian kale.

Greek oregano.

Culinary thyme.

Those photos look fantastic soidog!

Where did you get the fig? I love figs but didn't know they're available here in T.land.

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Some more of what's around the garden these days.

A brown turkey fig.

More of the gorgeous striped tomatoes.

Orange tomatoes.

Fiery bhut jolokia

A young bud breaking through the tape; avocado graft at three weeks.

A row of Russian kale.

Greek oregano.

Culinary thyme.

Those photos look fantastic soidog!

Where did you get the fig? I love figs but didn't know they're available here in T.land.

Figs are easily found if you look for them in Thai (google)

If you travel around Korat/Buriram; you can pick up some cuttings from me.

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Some more of what's around the garden these days.

A brown turkey fig.

More of the gorgeous striped tomatoes.

Orange tomatoes.

Fiery bhut jolokia

A young bud breaking through the tape; avocado graft at three weeks.

A row of Russian kale.

Greek oregano.

Culinary thyme.

Those photos look fantastic soidog!

Where did you get the fig? I love figs but didn't know they're available here in T.land.

Figs are easily found if you look for them in Thai (google)

If you travel around Korat/Buriram; you can pick up some cuttings from me.

They had figs at the last Korat Ag Show, I posted a pic on the ag show thread.

Next month around the 23rd. in downtown Korat is the Ya Mo Festival, would

be a great place to look, I'm waiting for more red bananas and plantains.

rice555

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Some more of what's around the garden these days.

A brown turkey fig.

More of the gorgeous striped tomatoes.

Orange tomatoes.

Fiery bhut jolokia

A young bud breaking through the tape; avocado graft at three weeks.

A row of Russian kale.

Greek oregano.

Culinary thyme.

Those photos look fantastic soidog!

Where did you get the fig? I love figs but didn't know they're available here in T.land.

Figs are easily found if you look for them in Thai (google)

If you travel around Korat/Buriram; you can pick up some cuttings from me.

They had figs at the last Korat Ag Show, I posted a pic on the ag show thread.

Next month around the 23rd. in downtown Korat is the Ya Mo Festival, would

be a great place to look, I'm waiting for more red bananas and plantains.

rice555

Thanks Soidog for the very generous offer (I might take you up on that later).

Thanks Rice555 for the info re the festival next month.

I just found out that my wifes' friends, who live in Chockchai, grow and sell figs (as well as raising 200 crocodiles!), so I'm going to visit them and their crocs and take a look at their figs.

Happy gardening!

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When you get there, please post some fig pictures, with leaves visible, (so I can tell the type) ; maybe we can get some exchange going.

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When you get there, please post some fig pictures, with leaves visible, (so I can tell the type) ; maybe we can get some exchange going.

Will do, but it'll be at least another week or maybe even two before the missus and I get a chance to go there.

Great idea re exchange.

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More current garden pictures:

Mangosteen flowers

Strawberries in sunny Buriram!

Avocado flowers

Giant lemons

Sweet star fruit

Coffee

Another type of fig, much sweeter than Brown Turkey

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When you get there, please post some fig pictures, with leaves visible, (so I can tell the type) ; maybe we can get some exchange going.

Dear Soidog,

my sincerest apologies for not posting photos sooner; what with a full schedule at work and all the odd jobs I'm doing around the house, I simply haven't had time to upload the photos.

Attached are a few photos of the figs I purchased in Chokchai a few weeks back. I bought the two big plants (Baht 600 in total) and they gave me the third and smallest plant free of charge.

The figs are:

Ficus cariea "Japan" (I'm not sure about this one...):

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Ficus cariea Dalmatie:

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and Ficus Cariea ronde de bordeaux:

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I have no idea how to turn the photos upright... sorry about that.

The three plants are doing just fine and I repotted the smallest one, the Japan fig, today. It'll still be some time before I can get any fruit from these trees, but I'm glad I (finally) got them.

Any feed back regarding the figs would be much appreciated. Coming from Ireland, I don't know anything about these exotic plants so there's a huge learning curve but am always glad to learn something new and interesting.

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Well, at least you got some, from far away, slightly out of focus, they look like "Brown Turkey" but it's just a guess.

It also looks like they need more light, too skinny and not enough leaves.

Fig trees, do not really like to be fertilized; just make sure the pots are well drained and that enough light reaches them.

If you have access to cow manure, top up the pots with a small amount every few month, more often if you overwater and it spills.

Good luck

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This is how they should look at this time.

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This is how they should look at this time.

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Wow! There's a HUGE difference between your fig tree and mine/my friends' fig trees!!!

Even her trees only have 2 - 3 leaves per plant.

Although I was told that figs don't like direct sunlight, I've left mine outside in the direct sun for the past 6 -8 weeks but I haven't noticed any improvement in the plants.

They seem to be well drained and are watered every 2 - 3 days.

I just added a handfull of cow manute at the weekend. Let's see if that helps.

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Noon sun might be too strong for them since it seems they were kept in a dark environment.

The figs are slow to adapt, it will take a few month to see results.

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