Rafed, thanks! I'm just having a blast.
David, I always grow ton's of tomatoes in those rows, but I decided to scale back this year and trial some figs. All I did was till the ground well , rowed it up & planted the figs. Those leaves and grass clippings are probably 12" thick. I'm going to add more as I pick up more bags. I didn't want to mulch around the plants(tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumber, squash, and figs) until it gets warmer and the soil warms up more. I can keep the exposed soil weeded for now with a stirrup hoe. I also am going to add an irrigation system made with 3/4" PVC pipe so I can keep it watered easily.
JCA here is what I have so far(LOL!)
ABQ-BBI (JS), Adriatic/Strawberry Type UNK, Alma(Local), Atreano (RR), Brown Turkey (local), Brunswick(local, going to fig heaven soon), Celeste (local and Willis varieties), Flanders(BR), Hollier(JR), LSU Gold(JR), LSU Purple(local), LSU Scott's Black(JR), Marlow(BR), Norman's Yellow(RR), O'Rourke/Imp. Celeste(JR), Panache(Willis), Sal's Corleone(Mifig4fun, but been verified), Stella(BR), Tena(RR), Texas Everbearing(Local), Vdb(Willis), Yellow Marseilles(JR), Lots of unknowns still under trial.
Small trees new in ground this season:
Black Bethlehem(Bass), Black Greek(RK), Black Jack(PK), Black Madeira(RW), Black Mission(RW), Brandy/LSU Scott's Yellow(JR), Col de Dame Blanc(RK), Dark Portugese(Bass), Figo Branca(PK), Figo Preto(PK), Hardy Chicago(SF), Hunt(Bass), Hunt (JR), Italian Black (Durio's), Italian Everbearing(PK), JH Adriatic(JH), Joe Morle Paradiso(SF), LSU Gold-NOT (GC), O'Rourke/Imp. Celeste(Bass), Meade(CG), Paradiso(Giovanni's)(SF), Paradiso(Bronze Blush--DJ), Raspberry Latte(JV), Red Lattarolla(KS), Richard's UNK(GC- Probably Br. Turkey), Ronde de Bourdeaux(KS), Sal's Gene/EL(DJ), Sal's Gene/EL(KS), Al's Sicilian(CJ) prob. Hardy Chicago, Smith(PK), Sal's UNK. Black(SG), Sultane(JV), Syrian Long(Bass), Unk. Macaully Street(PK), Violette Sollies(LD), White Texas Everbearing(Bass), Wuhan-259 (JV), 143-36(JD)
Just Rec'd. Small: White Triana(JM), Black Triana(JM) Plus 100+ cuttings in bins at present. That's where I am
I would like to publicly thank all who have helped me start this collection---you know who you are and to all the members here that have taught me how to grow figs not to mention some great friendships(that's the best part to me---figs are just an added bonus). I've still got lots to learn.
What am I going to do with all of these figs? Haven't planned that far ahead---Like I said, just having fun.