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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself
« on: June 09, 2020, 07:42:39 PM »
Hello everyone , i'm new to the forum and think that it is a great place to learn great stuff. Been a long time lurker and think its time to jump in  :) . I'm a student from the National academy of arts , 23 years old with a obsession for growing tropical fruit plants, and fruits in general. I have growing in pots passion fruits ( p.edulis, p.ligularis, p.edulis flav, p. alata ), cherimoya ,surinam cherry , carambola, dragon fruit ,2 types of guava , lychee, tamarillo, pomello , coffee, papaya, loguat and tamarind seedlings. I also have some temperate fruiting plants like peach ,almond, apricot, blueberries, gooseberries, red currants, pistachio, kiwi , pomegranate, several varieties of figs, apples and paw paw. I also do some summer veggies like tomatoes and peppers. Thanks for reading my intro and I am glad that this forum exists, I have learned a lot of things and hope to learn a lot more.  ;D
Welcome.If you are bulgarian,then you are genetically atracted to this hobby.

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Lambs and sheep? Lambchops are delicious. Let them deliver the free food to wander around on your land. One set of lambchops and they wont come back.
Why cant you build a fence? I know its a cost and a lot of work, but whats preventing you?
A fence its the best idea but it would be a lot of work and cost a fortune because this land its a long but thin stretch of land,5 meters wide and 300 meters long.
And i have another land just like this one but shorter(200meters long).


The deer bones i took out from the well.



We dug the well a meter deep and this is what we got out from the well,rocks,sand and silt plus organic matter thats decomposing anaerobic( without the presence of oxygen).
Wearing a gas mask working in a well like this its a must ,because of the toxic hydrogen sulfide gas emanating.


This is what fell into my head,a piece of concrete post thats used for vineyard trellis.Its concrete not oak beam.

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I never had any drone ,i have to admit that but trust me that i will do it as i have connexions in military and civilian aviation and also my city its important for remote control flying objects.
This year i think we host world championship rocket models.
Here is my grandfather jet plane ( L39 trainer like Breitling team jets)mounted in a roundabout .
Its a monument for the school of aviation we had here .

Today we started to clean the well on the field and i broke my head when a oak log fell from the bucket and i wasnt wearing a helmet inside the well.I wanted to continue digging but my brother got skared and we got home.
I found a dead deer inside the well( you can see the deer head in the first picture) so its really a mess there but will continue cleaning it tomorrow.




At least the well its good,has good flow and il not have to wet my trees from the city sewage trench.

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You certainly have the adventures!
My life seems pretty calm compared!

Kevin Jones
Tomorrow will post pics from the small land as i want to clean the well there and to move the rest of the trees.
The thieves of grass told me in autumn they release big herds of goats and sheep to graze there wich is illegal and on otther peoples land.
I cant build a fence but i will buy( or build) 1 or 2 drones to chase their goats and sheep away so that they quit releasing them there.
I feel sorry for the animals and i know its not their fault but the shepherds.They will be chased like 5 km away and the shepherd will become 5000 meters running champion  from running after sheep and goats   ;D.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Sad day in South Florida
« on: June 06, 2020, 07:49:50 PM »
RIP.I just watched his grove video made by Okraw.https://youtu.be/pel0PJIBMfI

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I can see why people would be stealing oak tree in your country. They make great firewoods.
After he stole those trees ,the villagers made a hole in the middle of the road to the forest ,like a big crater wich filled with water.
The thief is wealthy and has gas heating central.He stole the trees to sell them for firewood.
8 months of jail is too little for those trees ,should be 5 years.

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I moved 60 trees on my land and 30 i will move on monday.
I was aproached by 2 thieves with a tractor that wanted my alphalpha wich i was mowing it with a brush cutter.
The older guy then tells me ,,no tree cant grow here,, to wich i responded with no free alphalpha.
Then ,the thieves mowed the grass on the road to steal it,that desperate they are.
And they did something bad wich i couldnt notice in time,they passed with the tractor on the old field ( wich isnt mein) but i still have almonds there.
If i catch them using my field as a road il burn their tractor.
I want to make 2 stones like 2 menhirs and install each of them at the ends of my land with the Blackbeard flag( not really Blackbeard flag but i like the design)
I will also install extremely sharp tire punchers in the ground in critical places and hidden.Really hardcore punchers ,one meter long and burried in the ground.

I also met an old man that has a goat and he was verry pleasant to talk with ( too smart for a peasant) .I gave him my cookies while discussing to learn more about the area and thief villagers.
He told me the police caught the guy that felled 5 big oaks in the forest( the biggest oaks from that forest) and they jailed him for a year and a half but he only stayed in jail 8 months.In total he acumulated 15 years of jail.
Good to know who steals what and what to expect, to be prepared to respond properly( ie: see the flag).

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The owner where i planted the trees has a much bigger land conected to the one where i planted the trees.
Its an old lady that lives in a city in another county.
What tricked me was that she rented her land to somewhone that works it but doesnt work the edge of her land because its really bad with boar holes in it.
On top of that ,there is a man that works my land ( gets the hay out of there)and he told me he didnt took the hay from my land for a long time and that he left it wild.

I go there,seen the worst possible ,most wild land and i planted the trees there thinking its my land   ;D.
But today ive met with the neighbour and he told me i planted the trees on the wrong land and showed me my land.
The trees are small ,just planted them this spring and i will move them tomorrow.
The neeighbour told me that the old woman will be happy if i plant tree on that part of her land since its the worst possible land and advised me to buy it over time if she sells.
But for now il just move the trees on my land to be all legal and to get rid of the fool that takes the hay and lied to me he doesnt.He has planted Alphalpha on my field and mows it 4 times a year.

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By mistake i planted 100 trees on otther peoples land.
My land its just 10 meter away and its a nicer land that has even a well at the edge.
Will have to move the trees.
Its funny but tomorrow il not feel funny about it when il have to move the trees.

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Glyphosate sprayed on crop before harvest.
https://youtu.be/X2Qp0WX8h00

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My lands never seen glyphosate on them but i bought 200 ml for the first time to use carefully around 150 seedlings trees that have mulch at the base but weeds grew through the mulch .
For that manny trees it would be verry hard and time consuming to clear the weeds around them manually so il use glyphosate but il use it only for 2 years until the trees become established and grow taller than the weeds around them can grow.
When i will spray glyphosate i will cut a sewage pipe in half and use the pipe as a shield to protect the seedlings from getting sprayed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon ripeness
« on: June 04, 2020, 07:01:54 PM »
Here we picle the whole watermellon not just the rind but use small mellons .

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting with electrical tape
« on: June 04, 2020, 06:54:56 PM »
I use only electrical tape here but its not as good as grafting tape.Good idea to use white tape to reflect the heat.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Watermelon ripeness
« on: June 02, 2020, 05:36:21 PM »
You have to tap the watermelon and listen for a deep sound wich should indicate its close to cracking.
Here ,sellers actually take a sample with a knife inside the watermelon to see if its ripe but in supermarket its not possible .
We eat manny watermellons here and yellow melons but never seen a seedless watermellon.
In Syria they eat the seeds of the watermellon too.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garden hose
« on: June 01, 2020, 06:57:24 PM »
Thx Kevin.I finally bought the Loncin water pump and 50 meters of 3/4 hose,the green one,the cheapest.
I bought the hose allready kinked  :D but i hope once it will lay flat it will recover.
One thing im not happy with ,its that the hose plus the pump are still quite heavy.
Pump weights 13 kg and altough its 4 stroke and it will last for decades i start to wish i would have bought a lighter 2 stroke water pump .
Ive also considered to buy the lithium ion battery pump from Einhell( Einhell Aquinna) .
Now it just rained for a week ,but once the drought starts il make a review for the Loncin pump and the cheap hose .

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit thieves rant
« on: June 01, 2020, 05:22:56 PM »
15 km ( 7 miles) away from me,2 idiots have cut an entire walnut orchard on a field ,at night ,then sold them as firewood.
I think they cut about 60-80 trees that were about 15-20 years old.
Lucky i am that i live in an area wich has natural gas from our hills and nobody heats theyr home with wood here.
But in the place where the orchard was cut theres no natural gas and everybody has central heating that works on wood.
Off course they thieves got jailed and i think for a long time because they allready had criminal record for stealing wood.

But the most famous theft ive read is from a botanical garden in China.The thieves got in the botanical garden at night to steal a branch from a tree with precious wood( a rosewood tree).
They cut the branch and got away with a fast boat.
Off course they were caught and jailed.

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In these type of pots i lost all my pecan collection.All died because of drought in the winter when i didnt watered them ( were kept outdoor).
Not only the water flushes out of the holes on the sides of these pots ,but they also dry faster.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dead bearss lime tree
« on: May 31, 2020, 05:22:36 PM »
On a positive side,it started to grow new shots that look healthy so i wouldnt consider this tree dead iet.
Hope it recovers and also no black shoe sting like formations to be Armillaria.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Garden hose
« on: May 31, 2020, 06:09:35 AM »
I am thinking to buy this ,,economic,, hose instead of the firefighter hose.
Its called economic because its verry cheap @ 1euro/4 meters of 3/8 inch thick.
Has nice reinforcement,nice black rubber interior to prevent algae growth,but the reviews skared me.
Everybody curses it because it kinks and twist altough to me it seemed to perform well .

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Dead bearss lime tree
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:53:12 PM »
The simptoms are that of Armillaria fungi.
Look into Armillaria root rot.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Fruit thieves rant
« on: May 30, 2020, 08:01:05 PM »
I found one of my newly planted trees missing.
Then i saw the tree 20 meters away dumped on the road.It was paonted with white paint ,thats why i could see it.
Aparently a human took it out of the ground to steal it then because he could not identify the tree he throwed it on the road.

I picked the tree ,wetted its roots and i planted it back in the same hole.
It started grow leaves,didnt died.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Honda wood chipper ?.
« on: May 30, 2020, 07:57:14 PM »
When i was in highschool i cut,welded and did the lathe work to build a giant hammer mill.
I made the hammer mill from 1 cm thick steel( half an inch) ,had 36 hammers and the motor... was 11 KW motor ,3 phase and 3000 rpm conected in star( i think,had 1500 rpm conected the otther way ).
It crushed whole beef bones to dust .
The electric motor weighted like 100 kgs or more and the whole machine i think less than a ton.

When i sold it,i got the buyer in my metalic shack where the hammer mill was and wasnt fixed with screws in the concrete foundation .
I throwed 2 large beef bones into the chopper,it crushed them in a second then i stopped the machine and it started to vibrate and jump a little .
It made the ground shake along with the whoole metalic shack and the buyer was soo skared it wanted to flee but he couldnt find the door  ;D.
He finally bought it .

As a wood chipper i have an electric one thats small ,just 3 hp( 2,8 kw) but its geared for torque and it chops easily 2 inch thick branches or firewood.I payd only 150 dollars on it and im verry pleased with the purchase.Its made in China and altough its not a professional wood chipper i use it almost as a professional one.Made a few cubic meters of wood chips with it.

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I have found that my wax jambu i wanted to send you is nit wax jambu .Its Eleagnus Latifolia ,sho shang.
If you find this blue java banana at a resonable price let me know also.


Oh i am sorry to hear that. So that is why is was so able to survive your cold temps!
The last supposed blue java (that is probably is not i got it from http://frosthartepalmen.de so i will search another source. Also canarius is too expensive..
If i find of course i will let you know

Its great since i think Eleagnus latifolia its a better fruit than wax jambu.I wanted to buy wax jambu just for the flowers as a decorative tree.
The bulgarian shop once had blue java banana.

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I have found that my wax jambu i wanted to send you is nit wax jambu .Its Eleagnus Latifolia ,sho shang.
If you find this blue java banana at a resonable price let me know also.

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