When I first searched for companion plants for my fig trees, I thought to myself, “Is there a carnivorous plant that consumes birds and squirrels?” because that would be really helpful sometimes. I wasn’t actually serious, but at least there are companion plants that protect fig trees from insect pests and benefit fig growth. What… Read More »What to Plant Under a Fig Tree?
It pains me to even write about this, but sometimes a fig tree needs to be removed. Maybe it got too old or too big, and maybe it died on its own. Whatever the reason is, removing the tree itself isn’t the hardest part. The hardest part is making sure the roots don’t continue to… Read More »Removing Fig Tree Roots – 5 Methods Explained
Fig diseases are ignored most of the time even though they are a serious problem. When I inspect other people’s figs, I find diseases more often than pests. They can be easily mistaken for pests attacking the tree because some of them have similar symptoms. If you suspect pests might attack your tree, I’ve written… Read More »Which Disease Is Attacking My Fig Tree? – Common Diseases on Fig Trees
Like any other tree, there are countless pests and diseases attacking fig trees. It would be impossible to mention every single one, especially considering how many insect species there are worldwide. I want to share my experience, and the experience of people I know well, about dealing with many different kinds of pests attacking fig… Read More »What Is Attacking My Fig Tree? – Common Insect Pests on Fig Trees
Fig trees are well known as sun-loving Mediterranean climate trees. That’s why they do well in states like California. But a question always appears, do fig trees like full sun, or should it be limited? In my experience, the answer can depend on many things like the type of climate and the size of the… Read More »Do Figs Like Full Sun?
I couldn’t believe it when I saw how little information there is about how deep to plant a fig tree on the internet. What’s even worse, there is almost none about how a hole for in-ground planting should look like, how and where you should place it, and so on. Most depth recommendations I’ve seen… Read More »How Deep To Plant a Fig Tree?