Using food leftovers as organic fertilizers certainly has its good and bad sides. I’ve noticed it grows in popularity, year by year. Many people asked me, “isn’t using food leftovers such as coffee grounds, banana peels, and eggshells more natural?”. But what exactly isn’t natural about standard fertilizers? Everything in them is just extracted from… Read More »Are Eggshells, Coffee Grounds, and Banana Peels Good for Fig Trees?
I would love it if growing fig trees were even easier than it is. Unfortunately, as much as fig trees are known for their adaptiveness and endurance, there are things that they can really struggle with. Don’t let that discourage any of you from growing them. After all, when we consider everything about them, figs… Read More »Is My Fig Tree Dead?
In some seasons, a few of the ripening figs split on the tree. While this is damage to some degree, it is not a very bad one. There seems to be a variety of opinions as to the cause. Some growers think that too many Blastophagas cause it, or, in other words, over-pollination; others believe… Read More »Why Do Figs Split on the Tree – A Quick Split Guide
Fig trees are generally known as durable and able to withstand dry periods. They come from the so-called drylands and deserts of the middle east. However, I always try to remind people that it’s one thing to survive and completely different to thrive. There is a reason fig trees grow huge near lakes and river… Read More »Do Figs Like Lots of Water?
There are many animals that damage our fig trees, however, it all depends on the area you live in. I can’t tell you what to do against any animal in the world, but I can tell you how to protect your fig trees from squirrels, birds, and deer which are common in my area. How… Read More »How To Protect Fig Tree From Birds, Squirrels, and Deer
I’ve seen fig trees become quite popular for home gardens and orchards, probably, because they are generally thought of as easy to grow. However, fig trees, usually grown in gardens and home orchards for fruit, tend to have similar issues with certain environmental conditions. Some of these problems include having difficulty developing or losing leaves… Read More »My Fig Tree Has No Leaves – 7 Causes and Solutions