[NAFEX] container figs and water
bassem at gardener.com
Tue Aug 5 18:08:46 EDT 2008
I have some of my potted figs burried half way in soil. The tree will
grow healthier, and doesn't suffer from drought. One thing to keep in
mind, when you root prune in the fall, you'll need to prune the branches
as well. By doing this the fig tree will stay in balance and the branches
don't dry up.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Haigh"
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [NAFEX] container figs and water
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 17:37:18 -0400
I continue to see this discussion about the problem of keeping potted
figs moist and I wonder if anyone read my post about encouraging the
roots out of the pots into surrounding soil. I have about 400 potted
bearing age fruit trees in my nursery and a less than adequate well
for my hort acitivities. I have not watered any of those trees for a
couple weeks and usually don't after July except during extreme
drought. Every fall every tree gets root pruned and set back in the
soil. When I install them they tend to grow so quickly my customers
often get a good crop the first year. They have lots of fine roots
in the pots and we save a lot of the outside root by cutting away the
pot. Now as far a growing fig trees, of course this same system will
work well- I even manage a few figs for sale this way. Just plant
the pot in the soil about half way and mulch beyond the pot a couple
feet and you will not often have to water. Here in the northeast
half of the seasons you won't have to water them at all. It won't be
that much work digging them up in the fall to either lay flat on the
ground and insulating a bit or bringing indoors. Just save as much
root out of the pot as is easy to handle.
nafex mailing list
nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Reproduction of list messages or archives is not allowed.
This includes distribution on other email lists or reproduction on
Permission to reproduce is NEVER granted, so don't claim you have
**YOU MUST BE SUBSCRIBED TO POST!**
Posts from email addresses that are not subscribed are discarded.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page (also
can be used to change other email options):
File attachments are NOT stripped by this list.
TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES!
Please do not send binary files.
Use plain text ONLY in emails!
NAFEX web site: http://www.nafex.org/
Be Yourself @ mail.com!
Choose From 200+ Email Addresses
Get a Free Account at www.mail.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the nafex