All of these are newly transplanted. The dormant plants now in root pouches were in the smaller pots to the left. These are 10 gallon pouches. i will leave them in there for probably 2 years.
Mulch is just yard waste, straw, pine needles, and hard wood leaves.
I moved a few (4) of my potted figs out this morning, hopefully I’ll get to the rest (15-20) tonight if my back is willing after hauling stuff at work all day. Next week looks good, weatherwise, hopefully the trend continues! Uncovered my in-ground figs last weekend.
I just started my cuttings, aside from a few experiments, this week. I’ve got a few very good ones I really hope succeed because I may never be able to get them again!
Good luck with the cuttings. I lost quite a few good ones. Seems the common ones are easy! I think I’m good! I have way too many anyway. I will probably have to haul them in the garage now and then (including tonight!) and yes my back is a mess! Argh!
I did the cuttings during winter as now I need the room for tomatoes, peppers, and onions. I want to grow a few other things too, and now have room!
Just a note overwintering in the garage went very well. It is going to be easy to grow these in pots. A few are going into the ground to experiment with.
Those cuttings look great Drew. Nice jump start into the growing season. I wish I’d done that with my RDB cuttings I received a while back. I just started to root them last week. Gonna be a while before mine reach that point.
I picked up an unknown Pt Loma Fig, The fruit looks like Black Madria, but it is not a BM. taste is supposed to be exceptional.
Hope it keeps going! An experiment with no humidity, just the parafilm. Stuck in seed starting soil to start.
That has worked too, I tried both. Some cuttings are hard,others seem to be begging to root. The Panache were like that. Rotting extremely easy. I think it may not just be variety, but age, tree they came from etc.
I try and water my house plants with rain water all winter. I’m out now, looking for rain today to restock me!
So yeah 9 out of 10 waterings of these rooted cuttings this winter was from rainwater I stored in the garage. Sometimes I didn’t have time to warm it up and used tap.
I have 2 potted figs that rooted last year and gave some figs but did not ripe and most fell off when cold weather hit. I pulled them into the attached garage and put them back out since last week. There’re some tiny figs still green on the very top of the branches. And the top are already showing green as well. If I cut the branches back then I surely lost the little figs.
@tomIL. Most fruit on new growth, so pruning isn’t needed for that. It does help to prune out excess branches to allow better light penetration, air flow, and decrease crop load to allow better ripening. Think of it as thinning out branches. For potted plants 1-3 trunks is good.
Very nice! I can’t wait for mine to become bigger! Here the weather turns a little colder getting to the mid-30’s next week. I will have to do the shuffle of in and out of the garage, well I may leave my dormant ones out, as long as they stay dormant.