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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Thai black ginger
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:52:56 PM »
Has anyone tried to grow krachai dum or Thai black ginger Kaempferia parviflora
Or anyone used it? It's said to significantly increase hand grip strength and enhance sexual stimuli.

This black ginger looks to me like ordinary ginger that has been dried out a bit. It is scam but increasing you grip strength is for real so buy one of these////  Increase grip strength is good for your heart lungs and maybe your dick.

https://www.amazon.com/Kootek-Strengthener-Adjustable-Resistance-Exerciser/dp/B01780EY2Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1508194398&sr=8-3&keywords=GRIP+EXERCISE




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 16, 2017, 05:34:01 PM »

My good friend Zands, while you are waiting we continue on until January.



Friend. Looks like October Maha Chanok

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 16, 2017, 02:21:12 PM »
The flesh around the skin is my favorite part. It tastes like it has the most flavor components, turpenes I suppose. If you get too close to the skin, there can be some sort of natural component in the skin that tickles the back of my throat and makes me want to cough.

The good thing about these flavor grenade type mangos is that a little bit goes a long way and in the case of Sweet Tart, the fruit grows in clusters and are often relatively small. The Sweet Tart variety can even hold a decent amount of fruit in a pot although it will need judicious pruning.

People that have a basement, balcony or small patio can grow this variety and the small mangos will go a long ways in terms of not needing a lot of flesh to be satisfied.

Simon

You get it about scraping the mango skin! Great sweet tart testimony and accounting.  Lets talk  May 2018 when mangoes are looking good here

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 16, 2017, 09:39:29 AM »
Mark

Your persistence has been rewarded. Sweet tart and other mangoes easy to grow in S Florida but takes strategy and IQ to pull this off in Hill Country Texas yeah I have been to New Braunfels a while back for BBQ

Anyways.... For variation slice off the mango cheeks. Scoop out flesh with a spoon. Then scrape the skin as close as you can w a spoon. Nice exciting flavors can pop up close to the skin.  There/not there meaning variable results.

Real mango shit tests are chewing around the seed and scraping the skin w  a spoon.  Those are boundary aka transition areas. Doing a mango test by eating mango flesh is for children and amateurs. The connoisseur taste is close to seed and skin. All else is commentary.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 15, 2017, 06:03:40 PM »
Nice to see Carrie mango so well represented. When I eat one I say to myself that  it is as good as any new Zill such as LZ and ST. I would be happy to eat Carrie all mango season if there were such a Carrie tree. (no there is not)

I'm a big Carrie fan also. I have a Carrie mango tree and I've just grafted some Carrie budwood onto one of my Glenn branches to have two varieties on one tree. :)

Carrie goes way back to Lawrence Zill. Carrie endures and cures all at the same time. The recent hurricane did not do a lick of damage to my Carrie tree.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_(mango)  Written by by Alex in Palm Beach.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Truly tropical top 5
« on: October 15, 2017, 09:36:01 AM »
Nice to see Carrie mango so well represented. When I eat one I say to myself that  it is as good as any new Zill such as LZ and ST. I would be happy to eat Carrie all mango season if there were such a Carrie tree. (no there is not)

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You ought to see what the Dutch are doing!  Get the latest Nat. Geographic.  You won't believe the ultra high tech stuff and huge production.


Hi tech max. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/holland-agriculture-sustainable-farming/ Even on internet a fantastic presentation. Holland has been wall to wall farming for quite a while.

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"I am getting too old for this shit" As in I am against doing lots of heavy lifting once I passed 60. Screw that!

Tell me about it.  Am a new man now where before the lower lumbar operation the pinched nerves due to stenosis and compression caused crippling pain.



Great comments.   Good info fyliu.

Just a note, the MycoApply Soluble Maxx contains a much broader mix of microbes, or so they say on the label/ads.  Again, we're all going on blind faith regarding Truth in Advertising.

Having a Xmas tree biz, growing conifers, it may be that the 3 years of planting green manure crops and drenching EVERY tree liner before planting made a big difference in vigor.  My pines would go from 10" to 6' tall in 3 years.   Same with the grape vines - the canopy vigor is unmanageable but production is huge, like 15# per vine.




Good lumbar operation by your Doc who is one of the best. Your grape and Christmas tree production is tremendous. Chuck Levell with The Rolling Stones has a Christmas tree farm and is a kinda eco-warrior.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Adam Shafran?
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:46:18 PM »








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My unquantified two cents:  I get a better success rate when I use fungi at transplant.  I believe there is a lot of hype around these products, and that native fungi dominate rapidly, but I have seen enough of a difference that I use a bit on high value plants at certain growth stages.  FWIW....

Fungi is where it is at. I have never bought and used any. I just pile on the wood chips which takes a bit longer but will create a culture of mychorzzial bacteria for your soil near the tree. I pile on chips only by the mango and such trees/sapodilla/avocado/muscadine grapes etc in a 3-5ft diameter. The rest of my yard is lawn grass because I like lawn grass.

I have nothing against buying mychorzzial products. Just that you must also dump wood chips around the tree to give these mychorzzial something to chomp on.

I also use chems like 8-3-9 and used in intelligent moderation the mychorzzial do not mind one bit.  So I use wood chips for the mychorzzial and organic portion and use straight potassium sulfate or 8 3 9 for the chem portion. Sorry but no horse stables nearby to haul manure from plus as Carlos/avocados in Miami said after our hurricane "I am getting too old for this shit" As in I am against doing lots of heavy lifting once I passed 60. Screw that!

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Most younger trees will keep growing throughout the warm winters we have had the past couple years.
There is no reason to

With the hurricanes this order might be upset and give us a cold winter, such as in 2010 when I had frost on my car's windshield that I was scraping off and it measured 27 degrees Fahrenheit outside at 7AM/  In the 33321 in Broward County.
What I wouldn't give for a cold winter!  Would kill off all the freakin' iguanas, too!
So may God deliver us a nice chilling 2017-2018 winter to put mango trees into hibernation and for you too puggsy-wugggsy. As far as God goes I wrote prayers with a sharpie on each piece of plywood I put up for hurricane Irma. Seems to have worked. God helps those who help themselves.


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Procuring mulch from storm vegetative debris
« on: September 22, 2017, 03:44:50 PM »

i have a feeling not may trimmers know about this site.


My remote viewing says you are correct on this...... Like this takes any kind of genius to figure out.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Procuring mulch from storm vegetative debris
« on: September 22, 2017, 03:42:23 PM »

I know this might be difficult but forget phone calls/messaging and (lulz) emails//////  You need to find these guys on the road while they are trimming and negotiate a deal with them. Here in 33321 mulch is free but your mileage may vary in New Orleans.


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Most younger trees will keep growing throughout the warm winters we have had the past couple years.
There is no reason to

With the hurricanes this order might be upset and give us a cold winter, such as in 2010 when I had frost on my car's windshield that I was scraping off and it measured 27 degrees Fahrenheit outside at 7AM/  In the 33321 in Broward County.

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Capt Ram    ----  http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/5905298900_05f84f80ee_b.jpg   Some Zill fertilization instructions and be sure not to say thank you

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I doubt you will return to this thread but if you do read TonyinCC advice and get a Pickering. You will be lucky to grow any kind of mango where you are so stop fantasizing about the others. Do you have a greenhouse? Not mentioned so I will assume the answer is no.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Procuring mulch from storm vegetative debris
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:54:18 PM »
I am in New Orleans, and wanted some wood chips.
Well, i have heard you can get them free by contacting a tree trimming service
or the city when they remove trees for powerlines etc...

Come to find out, everyone sends them to 1 company
who then sells them... and not cheap either
$200 and its the only place i could find.

i think its a scam, someone is getting a kickback.

anyway...
i found a cabinet maker, and get 8ft tall bags of sawdust.
i get 100lb of coffee grounds weekly from starbucks.
and pickup my neighbors grass clippings and leaves.

i use this all to "mulch in place"
i think because the particles are so small (sawdust and grounds etc...)
it breaks down faster, and i get very rich soil.

Definitely a scam and at what they are charging there are not too many takers. Here in Broward you get a hold of good tree trimmers and get them to dump ground up stuff  in your driveway. Probably about the same in Miami and Palm beach county.

The trimmers incentive is to avoid a trip to the dump and dumping fees

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Procuring mulch from storm vegetative debris
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:46:33 PM »
pineislander  __ You are correct that this is all Federally funded IOW a big bonanza for contractors in affected towns/ cities.  Best I can tell and going by the last hurricane that hit us in Broward in 2006. There was 3x the number of trees down in 2006 with resulting debris to be picked up by trucks w hydraulic claws . The woody debris from my 33321 were all dumped in a 7 acre vacant lot in my 33321 next to the town building department. The debris were all ground up/mulched and carted off to I don't know where. They could give a bleep because all Federally funded. As in your tax dollars returning to your community (or hydraulic claws equipped contractors) after the Federal apparatus in DC skims 50%

Same thing going on this time around too

*****  My local  wood/tree  debris picked up by the same hydraulic claws you see on the West Coast FL.

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Make sure it gets enough water and does not dry out. I think it will sprout new leaves and give you a bushy shape. All roots are intact, the snap off was above the graft line so (obviously) you will get sweet tart fruits, not root stock fruits.

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Congrats Ed---You got the magic touch (Orgone)

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 12, 2017, 09:58:59 PM »
We sat it out like most of our neighbors. Power went out at 10pm and hasn't come back on. Two large pine trees fell and narrowly missed my house in a V with the house in the middle.

All in all, I need a bigger generator for my well, a better chainsaw for downed trees, and gotta figure something out on the stove since its a gas stove but somehow requires electricity to work. grrr. Hopefully we get power back today.

Count your blessing on those pine trees! There must be some work around for your stove. That electric starter is there so you don't have to burn a pilot light like in the good old days. I suppose your can turn the gas knob but gas will not flow unless the electronic ignition is working? For safety reasons? But still your stove is unusable without electricity which is ridiculous. There should be a simple way to bypass the electronics.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:28:03 AM »
For me not too much damage. A sapodilla tree was semi up rooted that I have to put upright. But fallen tree branches to clean up after.  After 5 minutes of on and off, the power went out on Sunday just before noon. It came back on Tuesday at 3AM. During the 2006 hurricane for Ft Lauderdale area the power was out 11 days.

Three construction cranes were blown over in Miami and one Foot Locker store was raided and emptied. Brickell Ave was under water.....its the main drag in Miami.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:09:41 PM »
Euro = ECMWF = European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Use whatever website, speculation forum or models you'd like Zands! The ECMWF "super computers" have been right on the money throughout the life of the storm so far.

Thanks///now I know what Euro means

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Category 4 Hurricane Irma
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:56:56 PM »
Latest euro model just came out (has been more accurate than the GFS model throughout the entire storm so far). The latest euro model has it much more west and right up all of our you know whats



This forum has pages and pages of Irma speculation http://www.storm2k.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=119059&sid=5f4e94bf1512fb3479f5e0473b072299&start=9120

Just go to the last few pages....page count is always increasing of course.

I never heard of "euro" before as far as hurricanes go. Euro is some group in Europe that has their super computers churning, trying to predict IRMAs path and intensity. There are other groups too with their own super computers doing the same. For us IRMA is destruction. For them IRMA is an informal competition.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Staking Trees for Wind?
« on: September 07, 2017, 10:22:25 AM »
I would have neglected it otherwise...... thanks for the reminder. I staked one tree and have my fingers crossed on this hurricane. It should do a Matthew and run north from 40-50 miles offshore. I will even accept 30 miles!

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