Figs can be raised not only as potted green plants, but also as fruit trees. They can beautify the environment, their flowers being fragrant and pleasant, their fruits being used for dietary medicine or cooking, general consumption. But how can we grow figs very well? Below I will share some practical knowledge and skills with you.
1. First of all, we must pay attention to whether the light of figs is sufficient. Bright light and ventilation are the most suitable environments for figs to grow naturally. In summer, due to high temperature and strong sunlight, you need to move the figs to a cool place which can avoid the leaves from being burned or too dry, resulting in fruit drop.
2. Figs like warm and moist soil. It’s recommended to keep a steady temperature and soil moisture. If the outdoor temperature is below -10 degrees in winter, you need to take certain thermal measures, such as wrapping the trunk with plant covers or straw to ensure that the plant at above -10 degrees can be safely survive the winter.
3. When watering figs, follow a principle of seeing the dryness and seeing the wetness. It means that you should water it thoroughly in the first time, after ten minutes, when the soil is slightly dry, water again. This purpose is to prevent root rot caused by onverwatering.
4. During the flowering period of figs, it is important to prevent disease and insect pests. If the tree size is not large, it is recommended to manually catch insects. If rust spots have been found on the leaves of figs, then remove the leaves directly to avoid spreading large areas of rust spots.
5. Note that propagate fig cuttings directly in seed starter trays. Because figs are propagated by cuttings, and their trunks grow from the edges, so basically they grow diagonally, and the formed trunks are formed before flowering. It is necessary to prune the branches evenly, so that the overall tree posture is fully opened, and the density can be better to raise.
6. The fruit sweetness of figs increases with the extension of the temperature difference between day and night. The greater the temperature difference, the darker the peel color and the height the sweetness of the fruit. Therefore, if figs are grown in the north, the ripening period of the fruit will be longer. But it’s all normal and nothing to worry about too much.