Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fig update

My adorable baby fig tree has grown amazingly in the last 3 months. When I planted the cutting it had 2 tiny leaves at the top of a stem that was less than a foot tall. The tree is now about three feet tall, with large healthy leaves, and some tiny figs. I love this tree!

Now the question is how to get it through the winter. It needs a cold period, so I don't want to bring it in the house. I'm trying to decided whether to keep it in the shed (while dormant it doesn't need light, apparently) or plant it out in the yard. Either way it will need to be well protected. I would love to grow this tree large enough to take cuttings from it should we ever move!