How to Root Fig Tree Cuttings

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When rooting fig tree cuttings, you're always going to want to keep a few key things in mind. Root fig tree cuttings with help from a writer, gardener, naturalist, forager, permie and lover of the outdoors in this free video clip.

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Hello my name is Robert Patrick, we're here at Indian Creek Farms, and today we're going to talk about how to root fig tree cuttings. Well, so why would I want to do that? Cause you want to eat more figs. Or you just don't want to pay for another fig tree. If you got one growing already it's very simple to root fig tree cuttings. Probably one of the easiest fruiting plants that you can do. And what you want to do is you want to get the new growth about in the real early part of the spring before you got a lot of leaf starting to happen. And I would, I usually take cutting that are about eight to ten inches long. Now there are several methods for actually getting the roots to form. One is that you can just place the cutting in a glass of water, which takes time. Each of these takes time. You are going to be two to three to four months to form the roots. Another one is to take the cuttings and wrap them in a wet towel or a wet napkin. And wrap those up real tight. Make sure that the stem on the tree, on the plant, stays moist all the time. And then you'll take those and you'll place them in a plastic bag. And then you take them in the house and put them some place like on top of the refrigerator. Some place that stays nice and warm. And another way to root fig tree cuttings is simply to take the cutting and put it directly in a pot of potting mix. You can do it either way and you'll probably have good success at rooting a fig tree on your own.

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