I’ve been interested to watch our fig trees grow over the year. I transplanted them last Fall into various places around the yard. We had a terrible winter last year, and our fig trees were all badly frost burned. The tips were black and dead by Spring. I wasn’t sure if they would come back, but new growth soon emerged from the base of the plants once the weather warmed up for good. I was relieved that all had survived. This year I’ll have to be careful about mulching heavily around the plants, possibly completely covering them with straw or leaves once they lose their foliage.
One thing that has been particularly of interest to me is how well the fig tree that I planted near the chicken run has grown. I can only assume the runoff water has carried with it manure from the ground, which has then naturally fertilized the tree. Check it out:
Perhaps I will mulch the other figs with chicken litter so that they can benefit from a little manure as well.
Amazing difference, huh?