Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More on the fig tree

My fig tree is planted in the ground in Bucks County, PA. In the Fall, I erect a burlap cocoon around it and then stuff it with straw. This year, I used pipe insulation (the long hollow split foam tubes you can slip onto your pipes to keep them from freezing or keep the hot water hot) to insulate some branches that wouldn't fit inside the burlap wrap. I just unwrapped it about a week ago and so far, I don't know if the trunk/branches survived (I'm sure the roots did). My fig tree is supposed to be cold hardy down to 10 degrees but I still wrap it at the end of Fall and don't unwrap it until the Spring. I'll report back in a month or so when we should see some growth one way or another.

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