Winter protection for a young fig tree
don't know if the distinction is variety or age, but Celeste went dormant over a week
ago, while Chicago
Hardy is still in
the act of losing his leaves. I figured I'd go ahead and protect
our fig youngster just in case cold weather comes calling before our
elder fig is ready.
Mashing the leaves a bit
opened up a hole in the center, which let me drop the leaf-filled bag
on top of the little fig tree.
I tied the bag at the
base to hold it in place and used the rest of my leaves to mulch the
I'll keep my eye on
Celeste to see if the bag starts to come loose --- I was tempted to
push in a metal fence post to tie the bag to, but figured I might not
need it. I'm hopeful this method will work better than my previous
one since the cat
food bag should keep the leaves dry and in place. We won't know
for sure until May!
Our chicken waterer is the POOP-free alternative to traditional, filthy waterers.
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