Three-year-old fig trees – this summer we harvested some fruits. It took three years for figs to achieve the stage when they started to give us some really sweet and tasty fruits. See how I dried some of the figs
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This is how it looks after a year since the trees were planted.
My fig trees: I planted 30 fig trees on the land that I inherited. This piece of land was not cultivated for at least 70 years. It took me a couple of months to clear the land and made it ready for planting.
I was working on rainy days too. At the time my cottage was still not finished so I pitched a small tent in the field to have some protection from the elements. Parasol also came handy on the rainy days. You can see my tiny tent tuck in the corner of the fig filed in below photo.
Articles about Figs and other fruit
Homemade Rooting HormoneIf you are wondering how to make inexpensive, homemade, and easy to apply rooting solutions, as effective as a rooting hormone, here is an article with photos that will show you how to prepare a homemade plant root stimulator for your cuttings. With this rooting liquid, your cuttings will develop their roots faster, healthier, and Read more > Homemade Rooting Hormone
Dormant Oil Sprays On Fruit TreesSpraying fruit trees in winter with dormant oil spray is an essential part of fruit tree care, for insect and fungus management. The mixture of white oil and copper fungicide is applied during the dormant season (winter), preferably late winter, up until a couple of days before buds open, to prevent pests and disease in Read more > Dormant Oil Sprays On Fruit Trees
Growing Fig Trees in Windy AreasIf you are growing young fig trees in the windy area here is some info about what to do to avoid damage from the high winds. It is possible to have successful figs growing in windy conditions but you have to take some steps to protect the trees from high winds. In this article, I will tell you about Read more > Growing Fig Trees in Windy Areas
How to Fertilize a Fig Tree in The GroundFertilizing fig trees is a vital part of growing healthy trees and should be done at least twice a year, or whenever you notice your tree needs an additional feed. Fig trees are usually fertilized in late winter or early spring and again in late summer. Your trees will be prone to diseases and will produce fewer Read more > How to Fertilize a Fig Tree in The Ground
Pruning Fig TreesPruning fig trees is an essential part of looking after the tree. It should be done at least once a year, in the dormant season (winter) but it is recommended by experts to prune the tree twice a year, the second time in summer. If you don’t prune them regularly, the trees will not develop a Read more > Pruning Fig Trees
How to Make a Dried Figs GarlandTurn dried figs into a gorgeous DIY garland that is decorative and easy to make. Here is how to do it at home – Easy! Photos & video I keep all my dried figs stored in the cotton bag. However, if I want to display them in an attractive and decorative way, I just turn Read more > How to Make a Dried Figs Garland
How to Store Dried FigsAre you wondering how and where to store dried figs at home, for freshness? In this article, I will show you how to store them the right and safe way to ensure your dried figs last a long time. Depending on how much of the figs you dehydrated, you can choose a few options to store. From my experience, Read more > How to Store Dried Figs
Dried Figs Stuffed With Almonds, Coated In Dark ChocolateThis almond stuffed dried figs, coated in dark chocolate is cheap and easy to make snack or dessert that takes little time to prepare and uses just a few ingredients. I use my own sun-dried figs which I planted and grew myself from cuttings, but if you don’t have your own dried figs, you can Read more > Dried Figs Stuffed With Almonds, Coated In Dark Chocolate
How To Start A Fig Tree From A CuttingFig propagation from cuttings is an economical way of obtaining new fig trees. As opposed to buying the new plant in the nursery, you can successfully transplant the old one from your or friend’s garden. In this article, I am explaining how to root your fig cuttings in a cheap and straightforward way. Instead of Read more > How To Start A Fig Tree From A Cutting
How to Dry FigsTable of Contents Sun dried figsSun drying methodStep by Step drying methodHow to store dried figsIn the Cotton BagIn the FridgeIn the deep freezeWhat does a dried fig look likeDry figs on a treeHow to eat sun-dried figsVideoMy sun-dried figs recipe Sun dried figs I have several large fig trees that every year produces a lot of fresh fruits. Read more > How to Dry Figs
How to Use a Petrol Grass TrimmerWhen I started with gardening pretty soon I realised that grass and wild shrubs will be something I would need to sort out. At the beginning I did not even consider to get any grass trimmer and was hoping that I can manage the garden with simple grass sickle, a simple grass cutting hand tool Read more > How to Use a Petrol Grass Trimmer
How to Plant a Potted Fig Tree in the GroundPlanting a potted fig tree in the ground is a fairly straightforward process and anyone should be able to do it successfully. Before I inherited this piece of land I never planted any trees ever. However, by doing it numerous times since, in the meantime I found out that the best way to plant the potted Read more > How to Plant a Potted Fig Tree in the Ground
How to Dry Apricots in the SunI have a pretty large apricot tree in my mum’s garden that every year produces a lot of fresh fruits. As I am living in a fairly dry and warm climate, last year I decided to try to select some of the fruits to dry them in the sun at home on my terrace. My guess Read more > How to Dry Apricots in the Sun