Thanks for your informative reply! Through the forum's search engine, I was able to quickly look at some of your posts and see you are very definitely a knowledgeable and sharing gardener. I appreciate your spirit!! Thank you so much for sharing your suggestions for our area.
Are you in Chilliwack or Vancouver proper? I noticed you are gardening with a greenhouse. You are so lucky!! As for me, I'm within a mile of Burrard Inlet, and my garden is protected by a very tall cedar fence and a giant spruce that calms down any winds. Hopefully that bodes well for the fig treelet (or whatever they are called at this stage).
I got a little confused about your paragraph:
With regard to winterizing -- almost all the younger trees in pots that I set out last Nov were killed by BC winter. Very unfortunate the miracle fig plant had such great soil mixture to continually feed its growth.
Are you saying you put your "cuttings started" trees outside in November in pots, thinking they were ready and best to acclimatize them when dormant, but that they were killed by the cold winter?
In reference to the soil, are you referring to your miracle fig plant or mine? I guess I'm confused about why it would be unfortunate if a plant had great soil.
Confession time: I'm a complete newbie so the reason I sound a little clued out is... I really am!! :-)
I researched the forum to see what/who Baud is... Now I know he's a respected French grower of figs. I guess you are saying my plant could freeze without it even being close to the freeze mark? Yeicks!!
I'm still unclear if I should leave it in the ground but cover it in hay or something, or if I should dig it up and containerize it and store it under my steps away from sunlight, winds and rains.
I sure hope this tree is not from a dried fig! Don't know how that could have ended up in my garden, but I did put year-old kitchen compost on the garden in the spring... I much prefer the idea that it came via a feathered friend from a human friend's tree. :-) What's bizarre is that I didn't see it sooner than this week. I have very few weeds in my garden... (but there were a lot of un-staked tomato vines!)