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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
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IbisFla
Apr 26, 2016 12:12 PM CST
Rather than ask a question that has been discussed before, I usually try to search for my topic in the existing threads. I'm not having much luck doing that on ATP though, so I must be doing something wrong. I think I know how to use the search feature. But sometimes, it will pull up one of those really long threads, and it takes you to the beginning of the thread, not to where the word appears. You have to read/skim the entire thread to find what you're looking for, and I usually give up at that point.

So, today, I'm trying to find information on fig trees, not fiddle leaf fig, but an actual fig tree that bears fruit. How would I do that? I can google it of course, but I'd like to understand how I can reference the great information on this site. Thanks in advance!

Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 26, 2016 12:37 PM CST
You might try limiting your search to the forum most likely to have the information you're looking for. To use your example of fig trees, try searching in the Vegetables and Fruit forum. And for the individual threads, you can change the number of items per page that appear on your screen to a large number (you do that on your Profile page under "site preferences"), then use the search page function (Control F, in case you aren't familiar with that) to locate a key word.
There may be a better way, but that's what I'd do.
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Name: Ibis
Florida, Orlando-ish (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Tropicals Bromeliad Orchids Container Gardener Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Birds
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IbisFla
Apr 26, 2016 2:14 PM CST
Thanks, Woofie - Control + F should solve my problem. Thank You!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Apr 28, 2016 5:08 AM CST

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Welcome, Ibis.

Karen
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 28, 2016 10:17 AM CST
You can also find information on edible Figs in the database: http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=Ficus+carica&button=
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