need a container mix for figs - Lou???

joewormNovember 22, 2012

i have some small fig trees that need to be potted. i need a tried and true mix please to plant these in.

also need a fertilizer to use and a fertilizer schedule.

thanks very much

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gonebananas_gw

You should ask also in the Fig Forum.

I have found figs to be pretty tolerant of a wide range of potting soils. Because I need a lot (ultimately 25 gallon pots) I make my own using finer-ground bark (called "soil conditioner" in the garden centers of the big-box stores), a lirrle ground limestone, some baled peat "moss," and especially a significant amount of perlite to make it looser and lighter.

Poorly drained heavy soil is your enemy (root rot).

Using a complete fertilizer with all the trace elements (say, citrus or MiracleGrow) overcomes the very uneven nutrient content of the soil itself, which is made mainly for its physical attributes.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 10:17AM
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