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Fig survival

uncovering the Chicago hardy fig

We uncovered our fig trees today and were relieved to see signs of life.

I'd say if they can survive the extreme cold of this past Winter then they can make it through anything.



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So far, I haven't found any signs on my fig--what did you find?
Comment by adrianne Tue May 5 17:57:35 2015
Just ran down to check--and the short sprout has 2 fair-size leaves! The whole rest of it seems dead, but there must be some life in it after all!
Comment by adrianne Tue May 5 18:04:03 2015
Mom --- Yep, that's what I found. But mine are just tiny buds that I had to peer close to see. I thought the trees might really be fully dead this time, but it looks like they'll come back from the base once again!
Comment by anna Tue May 5 18:19:35 2015





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