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Chicago hardy fig trimming

putting the Chicago Hardy fig to bed with leaf protection

The Chicago hardy fig dropped its leaves after last week's frost.

We trimmed it back to 3 feet and tied the branches together.

I'm already looking forward to the 2013 fig harvest.

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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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