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Messages - Timbogrow

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Whoa, sounds like you got completely rustled dude! No way I did that alone. What a classy individual you are provoking fights with customers over a price hike comment. I did make numerous purchases from you but won't be donating the small price for seeds to you any more slaphappyjoe. 😉 a troll you call me for browsing the for sale adds. I think your a greedy, pathetic, ill mannered loser that sounds like you've had too much steroids providing fights over the internet. That's a troll bubba.

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 I don't need seed sales to survive on a vacation and bring back what I want. It's only been 7 years since I took one anyway lol. I saw 1 seed of yours went up 5$. That's quite drastic if you ask me, not 1 cent. From15-20 is an additional 33% onto original price. All is good not trying to rustle your feathers but if you keep hiking the price up and up others will step in and you'll lose that high number and the sales. 2c

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The free fertilizer guy here in town claims his fertilizer will revive citrus greened trees. You just pay for the time and stop other fertilizer for a year before his application. The Oak leaves are probably what he uses since there in such abundance around here.

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I don't see how the Oak would keep the psyllid from laying it's eggs on the citrus?[/b

It was discussed on the Citrus General Discussion.
Something from the oak helps the greening affected Citrus recover and reduces symptoms.
Oak leaf tea is used as a treatment in the trials.
Similar to the Finger Lime peptide, it imparts resistance / recovery.
You could grow 3 maybe 4 full size mango trees instead of a full size oak with a sad citrus under it.

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Wow, if that price rises another cent I'll be doing vacationing for seeds to sell as well.

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https://crec.ifas.ufl.edu/home-citrus/
It's a good read, but I'm done with citrus. Kaolin clay $$$ and reflective mulch??? Aluminum sheet metal cut with hole in 1/2 pie pieces $$$$$.....I would love it to have a cure and a future longer than 2-3 years. Mine was a seedling tree so it's more sad.

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Supposedly if you grow a citrus under an oak canopy with oak leaf mulch you are more likely to have less problems. I am experimenting with this currently in a neighboring wooded lot. I know I see a lot of citrus in pine farms under the canopy and they appear from the road to be doing quite well.

I don't see how the Oak would keep the psyllid from laying it's eggs on the citrus?
I have heard if you plant a guava tree close by the citrus the psyllid that spreads the greening
prefers the guava leaves?
Had guava right next to my lemons from reading the same as you. Didn't do shit but make a cloud of aphids e ery time you brushed the leaves.

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In my opinion the citrus industry has no future in florida unless we take measures to destroy all the plants for a decade or more so that MAYBE there is a future industry. They don't care about that though with the amount they sell their only in it for $ and don't give 2 hoots what happens or how resistant they are to disease. My 2 verigated lemons I have 3 yrs now just started flowering and now seems the nematodes are devouring the roots and the canopies are thinning out, looking like crap. Too much work to replace trees every few years to keep the disease alive. I'm never buying another stupid citrus tree anyway. Mango is king anyway so don't waste your 3 years to have you plant eaten up above and below ground.

Are you doing anything special for the nematodes to not bother the mangoes?
Absolutely not, lol. They do great with little effort. Like i said previously they attrackt every pest south florida has to offer . And  is a full time losing battle plus the fruit isn't very good anyway. I can buy about 12 types of citrus from the grocery store at any time of the year. I can buy 0 varieties of mango at the store that are good.

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I replaced the citrus with a citrus mango 😆 🤣 😂.....orange sherbet. Good luck competing with that flavor sour orange.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Would GOOD sugar apple seeds float??
« on: February 02, 2023, 07:43:37 PM »
I put a paer towel over the top of the water to break the surface tension. That way the seeds actually soak.

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R.I.P.


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Dont forget to give credit to every big box store selling the citrus trees like candy.
I say the same thing when all they sell are magnets for problems. I like taking care of a challenge but a treatment doesn't cure much anything.

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I'm gonna go chop out my caterpillar/sri lanken weavil/aphid/nematode/canker buffet so I'll be free from now on. I can't bear the though of feeding the problem.

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South florida says there's no point and if you keep buying them the end isn't in sight. This property had all kinds of citrus dead as dead gets, I tried bringing some back but there's no point. and even if you have a good rootstock that things gonna get infected above ground eventually. The nets good for above ground problems (til the thorns and wind rips holes in it and your wallet) but won't do a thing vs nematodes. Florida citrus industry is a ridiculous battle for what, to keep the chemical pesticide companies in business? A mediocre orange/yellow fruit I can buy at the store is not worth the effort. There's too many other trees that perform 100x better without the pest battle. Your going to me mad as heck 3 years later when your ripping the dumb thing out and you got nothing to eat. Big waste of effort.

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Those little Champs are about to explode with growth from up potting! Glad to have gotten them.

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In my opinion the citrus industry has no future in florida unless we take measures to destroy all the plants for a decade or more so that MAYBE there is a future industry. They don't care about that though with the amount they sell their only in it for $ and don't give 2 hoots what happens or how resistant they are to disease. My 2 verigated lemons I have 3 yrs now just started flowering and now seems the nematodes are devouring the roots and the canopies are thinning out, looking like crap. Too much work to replace trees every few years to keep the disease alive. I'm never buying another stupid citrus tree anyway. Mango is king anyway so don't waste your 3 years to have you plant eaten up above and below ground.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Best time to graft loquat?
« on: January 29, 2023, 07:40:47 PM »
I grafted about a dozen or so about a month ago. All are shooting out new growth now. Last year I grafted that same time of the year on plants in the ground and they all took as well. I covered the ones in ground with tin foil for about 10 days and then I remove the foil.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 06:17:19 PM »
Or some kind of genetically modified squirrels that protect the fruit from birds.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 04:55:14 PM »
Yea that's a good one honestabe. I would compare that to me buying a guava tree cause they grow good......if the white flies don't fly them away while you wait for it to grow. There was a cloud of those things so big you didn't want to breathe. Lesson learned.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 03:30:19 PM »
I had to contact etsy support. I tried the easy way but the seller was so stubborn on ripping me off, treating me like an idiot, and keeping the money that he didn't want to refund me when I asked the first time. It was worse than pulling teeth. I'd love for him to have to refund everyone that purchased these "scamangos".

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 12:51:29 PM »
😞 sorry to hear that, I'm sure the # of us that got burned is quite high.......

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 11:37:21 AM »
You are welcome, glad to have helped someone save frustration/money.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Plant purchasing mistakes
« on: January 29, 2023, 10:45:34 AM »
First off there have only been great people offering products and everything on the forum has been amazing and consistently easy/friendly. Ebay has been good to me, not 1 bad experience over years and years. But there really is a bad egg out there and it stinks of bad ethics. Let me introduce to you my worst purchase ever. (Let me know if I'm wrong, that plant doesn't have the opposit leaf growth as a maprang should have)
 Persea Americana Puerto Rico-etsy
Sells mango trees labeled as "gandaria" mango.
The definition of gandaria is a bouea macrophylla. I tried using translate from Spanish but it kept telling me the bouea macrophylla was gandaria. I tried giving the benefit of the doubt but now the small price for me will hopefully make everyone aware of the scam. The seller responds to my accusation of the plant not being a "gandaria" by saying "what did you expect, its a small mango".......it's not very funny but for f-s sake I expected a gandaria lol not a small mango. Grrrrrrr, this shop has to be the most despicable place to purchase a plant. That was my rookie mistake about 8 months ago.
Got any plant purchasing mistakes?? Go ahead and spill the beans........
Have a great day everyone and don't make these mistakes.






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OK, they don't bother me anyway. I have my memories growing up in Golden gate back in the 80s-mid 90s and the cops chased a dealer through my neighborhood and he was ditching his stash, driving through lawns putting huge ruts, cops chasing behind as we were playing in the road/lawn watching the car drive like a maniac. So I'm not the one needing convincing here, there's some shady ass shit that happens everywhere and theres not just real and fake ghettos. Migrants are panhandling here too. Same things happen all over. It's not news anymore.

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Sounds exceedingly proper to me just the wrong website lol

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