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catman
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Fig Tree Help Reply with quote

Hi, I've received a fig tree as a present today but I have a small garden and not enough room in it to plant trees, even small ones. Can a fig tree be planted in a pot and if so is there anything in particular I should do to help it grow in the pot? Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject: Fig Trees in Pots Reply with quote

I came across this Address some time ago, it may be of some help to you.

WWW.VEGGIEGARDENTIPS.COM/TIPS-FOR-GROWING-FIG TREES IN CONTAINERS.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figs are one of those tree that thrive when abused... potting it restrict its root and leaf growth, therefore it will encourage fruiting.

Only thing is we don't quite get enough heat here to ripen the fruit... so you may need to ripen the fruit indoors...give it the warmest sunniest spot possible though...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought a fig (brown turkey) in mr middleton a month or two back; but when i went to repot it in a bigger pot, the roots on the outside of the rootball came away easily in my hand. i fear it's dead...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the mere fact of root ball coming out in one pice does not indicate that it is dead. Pot it on to two inch sizes bigger in good soil and grow on.
Best of luck with you.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sound - never thought of it that way; i don't remember the root ball feeling fragile.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help, will be potting it up at the weekend so. Hopefully get a few figs from it in the coming years.
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