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Subject: Just had to share Replies: 13
Posted By: Cassandra Views: 1,097
 

Bad case of fig envy here.


Subject: Reshaping my fig Replies: 5
Posted By: Cassandra Views: 759
 
I would like to make the first one more tree-like and may just wait until fall as suggested but I'm not sure yet if I can handle more trees.  When I decide to go with more trees, I will probably order something else from the nursery here. 

I'm not sure what kind the first is.  it has no figs yet and I don't know if it will even produce.  Just got it last year and I'm not sure but I think I ordered a Brown Turkey and something called a Mountain Fig... if there is such a thing.  The two are definitely different.

The one in the second pic was labeled Black Jack and from a local nursery.  It was love at first sight.  It now has many figs that are growing really fast.  One is already the size of a golf ball.  I was going to plant the pot in the ground but I'm sort of leaning toward keeping it on that table and babying it.  I can keep a better eye on it there.  I'm keeping the drip tray filled when I happen to walk by and it seems to be thriving on that kind of care... just letting it sip as needed.

Anyway, I just need to get started on the other two... it's a bit intimidating.  Since they don't have figs I feel more comfortable giving it a go.

Subject: Reshaping my fig Replies: 5
Posted By: Cassandra Views: 759
 

I'm new to this and need some advice on something... probably will make you roll your eyes.

     1.  Can I safely cut the little branches growing out of the bottom of my fig trees? 

     2.  Can I lop off the long spindly main trunks about 1/3 of the way up without killing the fig?  I guess I would like to reshape this tree but am not sure how to go about it safely.  BTW... I received it like this.

Here are some pics.  I included a pic of my smaller one with figs just to share.  Hopefully, I won't mess it up and will have figs later this summer.  I will be putting these potted figs in the ground according to the instructions in another post.

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Subject: The in ground pot growing method Replies: 12
Posted By: Cassandra Views: 3,111
 

I'm all about happy figs.  Thanks!


Subject: The in ground pot growing method Replies: 12
Posted By: Cassandra Views: 3,111
 
Ok, got it.

I also have two other figs that are 4 or 5 feet tall that I have already made a few mistakes with.  I don't have a clue what is going on with them.  Too much water?  Not enough?  Sunburn?  Yikes.  They wintered in my garage at around 50 degrees.  Maybe too warm.  They had nice leaves when it started warming up... that is until I took them outside.  Now they look ravaged.  New leaves are starting to grow and the poor things look spindly.  I feel like a bad fig mom.  :(

I made the common error of putting them in too big of pots.  I'm going to remove them to smaller pots and plant the pots in the ground along with my fruiting one.  Hopefully they will recover and I can shape them by pruning.

Would the west side of a building be a good location?

Subject: The in ground pot growing method Replies: 12
Posted By: Cassandra Views: 3,111
 
I'm trying to figure out what you mean when you say side holes and not bottom holes.  In the picture, I don't see any holes in your pots.  Are they around the outer part of the bottom?  Yes, I'm inexperienced but I want to try this.

I have a rootbound fig that I just purchased.  It just sprouted a lot of little figs.  The soil is so compact that I can't even get my finger in the dirt.  According to what I've read, it's too late to prune the roots this year.

Is this kind of planting the best course of action?

Subject: Fig Plant Growers In Illinois Replies: 4
Posted By: Cassandra Views: 868
 

I'm a new member from Illinois.  I love figs a recently bought a few and don't have a clue about them so here I am.  One of my figs is growing a lot of fruit and I'm afraid to mess it up!  I'm here to research and learn.


 

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