I've never really protected figs before. Until these last two winters I had only lost top growth on newly planted figs, but by the second year my figs always made it through fine except for sometimes losing the breba crop, which wasn't a big deal.
I think I would like to protect a small percentage of my figs this next winter just to hedge my bets. What would you all recommend for a marginal zone like mine, one where figs mostly have made it through the winter without any protection at all? I'm reluctant to prune really hard just for the sake of protection when I might not need to protect them at all, but maybe that's just part of hedging my bets.
I have thought about getting a bunch of Christmas lights and plugging them in on the coldest nights.