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Chicago Hardy fig Winter damage update

unwrapping a fig tree

We unwrapped our Chicago Hardy fig tree today.

The leaf insulation wasn't enough to protect it during this past Winter.

Anna cut it back to its base which might mean a few less figs than last year.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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