Cutting Off Fig Trees & Potting

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Cutting off fig trees requires splitting the baby plants and re-potting them with enough soil to grow in a greenhouse during cold seasons. Grow figs in New England with tips from a professional permaculture gardener in this free video on transplanting plants.

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This is Daniel Botkin at Laughing Dog Farm, and here we are in the hoop house again. Today we're going to try an interesting maneuver. We have this beautiful fig tree. Of course a fig being a semi tropical fruit, doesn't really thrive in New England, unless you can give it some warm winter space to hang out in and get big. And as you can see, coming off of the bottom of the fig tree are two little hijos, or children, babies. Now what we're going to try to do, is cut down, right down into the soil, and remove the hijo, and try to get some root matter along with it. In this case we just got the stem and a little bit of crown, and we're going to hope for the best on that one. Let see, sometimes they have some roots attached, but this one seems to have come right off of the stem, we'll try again with the certain one. If we can get some root matter, that's best. Again, we got the stem, and a little bit of root matter. That should actually be enough, because this thing is so ready to grow, that if we put it into the moist rich soil, I have no doubt that we will get two new fig trees from these little hijos. Give it a try.


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