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If you can't find any locally, I can ship to you

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I have a 7 gal & 2 1 gals







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What size seedlings are you looking for?

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I'd be concerned with the salt from saltwater fish.  But, freshwater fish?  I compost them in my DIY wormbin

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Ong Nursery is in San Diego

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5 gal Dwarf Red & Dwarf Namwah healthy banana trees
Organically grown
Do not require propping up
$25







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I got Chaya from Rodney 2yrs ago. It is the most vigorous Chaya I've ever had. Highly recommended! D

Thanks, Pokester.  My tilapia love chowing down on boiled chaya.  I assume chickens, quail and other animals will love it, too

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The mangosteens are probably from Mexico.  I've bought mangosteen at H Mart, before

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More fresh seeds available

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Fresh Sunrise Papaya seeds
Vigorous growing, self fertile
Will produce fruit quickly
Sunrise Papaya are very sweet, w/o the musk smell of Maradol Varieties
Organically grown

20 seeds / $5
$4.50 shipping





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When will you have Green Sapote back in stock?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: A watermellon question.....
« on: May 14, 2022, 02:55:40 AM »
I recommend Golden Midget watermelon.  The skin turns yellow when ready to pick

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A couple random thoughts on soil fertility as it impacts fertilizer needs.

According to the University of Nebraska each percentage point of soil organic matter can contribute about 20lbs of nitrogen per acre through the natural mineralization process.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://water.unl.edu/documents/Section%2520F.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiUyrvVx9v3AhVuRjABHezZDmgQFnoECAQQBg&usg=AOvVaw07GpBtuzRLpUcT2pMXl6fW

Also, earthworm castings will have close to 1% available nitrogen even when they are fed with high carbon feed stock like paper--this greatly surprised me.

As a result of all this, I conclude that a plant's nitrogen needs can be reduced over the long term through heavy applications of mulch (which can sometimes be obtained for free). However, in the short term there may be a deficite as the high carbon mulch will absorb available nitrogen.

Worms & compost, easy & highly beneficial.  If micronutrients are a concern, then investing in some kelp meal would be a good thing

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I recommend DIY worm compost bins.  I feed them scraps from the kitchen & garden, including moringa, longevity spinach & Okinawan spinach, so their castings have a wide spectrum of nutrients.  Bins are simple to make, and I believe worms are still inexpensive.  I used to do actively aerated compost tea, but now just fill up a 5 gal bucket with water and some castings, and water with that every week or 2.

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Vietnames White is a self-pollinating cultivar

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Filipinos eat sliced green mango with fermented shrimp paste.  The salt of the shrimp paste counters the brightness of the mango

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: cherimoya
« on: April 06, 2022, 10:53:22 PM »
Hand-pollinate to make certain you'll have fruit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEhR7G7Y64k

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You will love the Dwarf Namwah.  I've grown it for years and always await their ripening.  I've been thinking of adding Raja Puri for another dwarf banana

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2 forkfuls of high protein duckweed
Grown organically on fish waste water
Reproduces rapidly, especially during warmer weather
Acts as a biofilter, feeding off ammonia from fish waste
Great for koi, tilapia, ducks, chickens etc.
Only $5!





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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Mango Newbie Here
« on: December 31, 2021, 12:49:04 AM »
Yup, flowers budding. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Luc , the Mexican Garcinia guy , remember ?
« on: December 30, 2021, 01:12:36 AM »
Condolences on the passing of your son. 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Is this a Sugarloaf Mango Tree?
« on: December 29, 2021, 04:34:43 PM »
I have a Sugarloaf, from a graft of a scion from tropicalacresfarms.  It it also flowering.  I have it outside, w/o a greenhouse

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How do you get bananas to fruit?
« on: December 14, 2021, 05:59:20 PM »
Separate some of the pseudostems, and plant them elsewhere or sell them

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I use neem solution that I mix (water, neem, liquid soap) in a spray bottle, once a week. It's said the solution loses potency in a day, but I wonder how come the pre-mixed neem sprays in stores are good to use when bought off the shelf? 

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