Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Not Just Any Old Fig

The forecast for Monday seemed way out in the morning as it was cloudy and on the cool side, but in the afternoon the sun broke through the cloud and the temperature was soon up to the forecast 26°C.

Back at the end of September 2011 our pot grown fig tree looked like this.

It hadn't had any leaves all summer and to all intents and purposes it was dead. Never too keen to discard a sick plant we kept on feeding and watering and our Brown Turkey fig tree came back to life. This year it’s had a cosseted life in the greenhouse and it’s rewarded us with plenty of green figs. One or two had turned yellow and fallen off and I was hoping that this wasn't going to be the fate of all the crop.  
Well I’m sure this fig is almost ripe the only problem now is how do I know when it’s fully ripe? I’d hate to remove it from the tree too early after all the effort of looking after it.

The forecast of thunder storms and heavy rain for Tuesday has proved correct with early morning thunder and rain. The allotment and garden will be enjoying the wet weather after a very hot and dry three weeks.

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary http://ossettweather.blogspot.co.uk/ author M Garrett

1 comment:

  1. The fig is so pretty, I've no knowledge of them. We were forecast thunder storms too but they haven't arrived (although it did rain last night). More sun shining again today.


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