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I'm interested in randia Formosa, how they are viable for? Can I sow them in spring or just when I get them?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hoop house
« Last post by spaugh on November 22, 2017, 02:05:39 PM »
So the end walls are going to be poly.  And so is the top.  I have 3 pieces of poly.  1 for each end wall and 1 for the length of the tunnel.  I will bend and screw the rail onto the two end rails.

What I want to know is do people attach the side poly piece into the same rail as the top sheet on the end hoop.  From all the documents and videos I have seen, no one really shows how they attach the end wall poly to the hoop.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hoop house
« Last post by waxy on November 22, 2017, 01:59:28 PM »
I ordered wiggle wire channels from farmtek and they only had one size.  I looked at GH megastore and almost went with the deep stuff for end hoops but decided I like the farmtek stuff better and am assuming it can hold 2 plys.  It says good to 20mil.

White paint is a pita but I think you guys are right, it is worth the effort. 

I will not be doing double poly but I am thinking the end wall poly and top poly will have to double on the end hoops.  Is that how you did it?  Poly on end walls?  Do you use the same rail to hold the end wall and top poly on the end hoops?  That part is not clear to me how people are connecting the end wall poly.

I'm not sure if I understand your question but I'll try my best.

On each end, what you can do is slightly bend the spring lock base (SLB) to an arch, in tandem with the 2 ends.
With the deep SLB you can wiggle wire the sides on first, then the ends.

That way, when it's really warm out you can remove the ends.
Allowing it the air ventilation needed, then cover when it's snowing :)

The standard SLB will hold 2x 6mil poly and 2x WW very tightly.
The deep SLB will double that, with room to spare.

My greenhouse isn't a hoop, it's a 20x20 barn shape roof with vents.
I seal mine up just to fog with Horticulture/Neem/Orange oil for the annoying pests.
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I think you are right, but how do you explain the .1???
There is probably a margin of error +/- with these tests.
I sent in identical samples 1/2 to one lab and 1/2 to another and got slightly different results from 2 labs.
Organic matter does act as a 'buffer'.
Har suggests sampling only unamended soil and is careful to take out stuff like clods, rocks, roots, etc. seems like a good idea.
Because what you really need to know is what the base soil needs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv8bPBtHVvk&t=4s

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fairchild Farm Strange Mangoes
« Last post by roblack on November 22, 2017, 01:48:20 PM »
That's good to know, as I haven't seen that distinct of coloration in new growth before.

A nice sized tree with new growth colored up like that would be beautiful.
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Just added Eugenia francavilleana,
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: macadamia time from fruit set to maturity?
« Last post by Zafra on November 22, 2017, 01:32:29 PM »
great - that helps! thanks :)
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Mango trees in Southern California
« Last post by CBG35 on November 22, 2017, 01:28:24 PM »
Nam Doc Mai.   2 yrs in the ground. Flowers constantly.  Didn't expect this with NDM as I've seen mature NDM grown pretty close to me.



Valencia Pride.  2 yrs in the ground. Thought I could get away with a small tree since it's known to be a vigorous grower.  Made the mistake on accident of letting this fruit in the first year (Didn't see the fruit until it was too late) and it has been stunted and has grown very slowly as a result.  I hope it will recover.



Well that's it besides a Manila which I am growing and will eventually top work.   I wanted to share so we can all learn from each other to see what Mangoes are growing well in San Diego. I am at 700 ft elevation, 9B. 

Cyndie
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hoop house
« Last post by spaugh on November 22, 2017, 01:24:15 PM »
I ordered wiggle wire channels from farmtek and they only had one size.  I looked at GH megastore and almost went with the deep stuff for end hoops but decided I like the farmtek stuff better and am assuming it can hold 2 plys.  It says good to 20mil.

White paint is a pita but I think you guys are right, it is worth the effort. 

I will not be doing double poly but I am thinking the end wall poly and top poly will have to double on the end hoops.  Is that how you did it?  Poly on end walls?  Do you use the same rail to hold the end wall and top poly on the end hoops?  That part is not clear to me how people are connecting the end wall poly.
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ALL orders shipped out this morning.
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