Do fig trees kill what grows underneath?
My husband says that fig trees might kill whatever grows underneath them, including plants grown in containers. He's trying to grow some fennel plants (the wild stuff that grows on the hillsides here) in a tub. He got some roots from one of the hills and put them in two tubs, and I put one of the tubs kind of under our fig tree and the sprouts in it died. The other tub's sprouts didn't die.
So, do fig trees kill things growing under them, including in containers?