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I transplanted this fig recently. It was not an ideal time to transplant it, but the sooner I could transplant it the better, and I wasn't going to have any other time to do it in the near future so I went ahead. It was in the high 90s here and very sunny. I tried to quickly move it from the nursery bed to its final home, and I gave it a good watering right after planting and again the next day. I only water the trees after being transplanted, so since its in its final home, it won't be watered again.

I think this picture was taken two days after transplanting. It looks really rough, as all the leaves died, but you can see the trunk is still green and healthy. In the second picture you can also see the top bud is about to send out new growth! Definitely wasn't the best time for this fig to be transplanted, but I think it'll make it through just fine.
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This blackberry got munched by the deer, but it is growing back strong and the small blackberry is still developing.
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This big leafed mulberry had its smaller shoot nibbled on by a deer, and now the main shoot is really growing fast and putting on a lot of new growth.
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I've been harvesting cucumbers lately, always forget to take pictures of them.

This cucumber on the right from the photo below, is my favorite size for using for slicing. They are excellent for making cucumbers and vinegar (cucumbers, vinegar, salt and pepper, pretty self explanatory ).

The thickness of it is about the size of a quarter, maybe a little bigger. They grow so fast, it's hard to catch them at the perfect size!
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These peach seedlings are about 4 months old and already about 3 feet tall.

It's time to transplant them into their final home in the food forest! It's really hot right now and definitely not the ideal time to transplant them, but peaches seem to be pretty tough in the hot weather, so I think they'll do fine.
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Just wanted to say I appreciate all the info and pics! I read down the first page, clicked a few more and decided to see the last page and what you are up to...I'm looking forward to going back and reading through allll the pages like a nice picture book :)

Heck I might have even made a reply somewhere in there bit I forget if I did!
 
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Thanks Tyler!
 
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The fig from above is putting out leaves and seems to be recovering nicely after being transplanted.
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I always imagined black locust would make a good natural living trellis. It was neat finding this wild muscadine growing up this wild black locust, both of which looked healthy and happy.
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Planting some peach seeds!
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