[NAFEX] Watering Potted Figs?
loneroc at mwt.net
Tue Nov 29 10:23:32 EST 2005
Pete. That agrees w/my observations.. On especially hot days or if I would
be out of town I'd set the garden hose nozzle in the pot and let the water
just barely run. I think that consistent water + heavy fertilization were
the key to this year's fig crop. Folks who grow figs in the ground might be
able to get by w/o fertilizer, but figs seem to do well with higher nutrient
levels than most other potted plants need.
Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Chrisbacher" <pxbacher.ls at comcast.net>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 26, 2005 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Potted Figs?
> My figs transpire water at an astonishing rate during a hot sunny day
> beside the south side of our house. I've also found that more water
> (twice a day when I remember) seems to help with fruit production and
> retention. I was planning to put some in deep trays next year as a
> trial, or maybe running a drip irrigator. Anyone have any experience
> keeping potted figs' feet wet in either of these ways? What was the
> Pete Chrisbacher
> SE PA - Zone 6B
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