[NAFEX] Pot size?

Kristina & Bruce herenorthere at lycos.com
Thu Mar 18 19:57:32 EST 2004

I've heard some growers keep figs in relatively small pots with lots of drainage holes.  A pot is "planted" in the spring and the roots escape through the holes and colonize the surrounding soil.  After the tree goes dormant in the fall, the pot is excavated and all those stray roots are amputated.

I haven't tried it, but the idea has some appeal.  Especially when I see how much larger those fig pots in my garage have grown since year.
Bruce Wittchen
1/2 mile outside Hartford, CT

>Gordon:  Depending on where your storage is, I use my son's skateboard 
>to move anything bigger than a 5 gallon pot.  Course you still have to 
>lift them a bit to get on the skateboard, but 15 gallon containers 
>still seem manageable.  The other trick I've discovered when moving 
>them in is to not water them for the last 4-5 days.  This makes them 
>considerably lighter & also helps dormancy to kick in.   mIEKAL
>On Thursday, March 18, 2004, at 10:04 AM, Gordon Nofs wrote:
>> Hi
>>    I have question.
>>        What is a minimum potting size for growing figs in and still be 
>> able to move them around to put in storage. This is not an easy task 
>> for me any more. I have the strength and will power to do it, but am 
>> sorry a few days after that I did. What with the Stainless steel wire 
>> to put my chest cavity back together near 9 years ago.
>>     Thanks.
>> Gordon C. Nofs

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