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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fig Trees---Once Again

Well, those of you who have been following this blog for a while know that I have been trying to grow fig trees in my back yard. the first year they ware just getting started..very small figs; not quite up for actually eating. Last year was a repeat of the same, so I was starting to wonder if they would ever take off. Every year they seem to grow tall, yield nothing and then die back. The ensuing spring requires them to start all over again at ground level.
This year has been no exception. While I did not cut back last years growth, this years new growth all started from ground level again...so I cut back the tall barren shoots leftover from last year, watered them like crazy and am hoping for the best.

I think this may be the year. See already I have a pretty good sized fig and it is only July 2! So, September should be quite abundant with figs! YES!


Chuck said...

Can you make Fig Newtons from them?

Goldenrod said...

Good luck with your figs, Whale! Sounds like you're on the right track this time.

Nancy said...

I think that fig may be a go! My grandmother had fig trees and at the time all I can remember is running and slipping on them, being annoyed. Now I would love to have fresh figs! Funny how things change with a few years.