Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Figgy Business

Monday was a let down weather wise, dull and cool all day. The forecast for the rest of the week looks even worse and I think I’ll delay sowing any seeds for a few days.

In all the excitement about growing grapes, peaches, apricots and nectarines our poor old fig tree has almost been forgotten.  Last September it looked like this.
28 September 2011
Sue's blog post “Dead or Alive” covered our concerns about our fig tree last summer. It did indeed spend the winter in the greenhouse to help protect it from the worst of the winter weather. There were a few nights where the greenhouse temperature fell to around -5°C and although it was covered with a few layers of fleece it must have been frosted.

The good news is that it has survived winter and is looking much more like a proper fig tree now with plenty of new leaves being produced.
02 April 2012
So it's wait and see just how many of our “exotic” fruits produce the goods. Apricots, nectarines, kiwi, peaches, grapes and figs from the garden - that really would be amazing.


  1. It's looking very healthy. Can you believe I've never tried figs.

  2. I never liked figs until I tested home grown. Now I think they're great.


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