Guidelines for 2nd Year
Hi! I successfully rooted several different varieties of figs last year and they summered in 1-gallon pots. I stored them in my unheated but bright garage all winter. They started leafing out this week so I've increased the water, put them in my garden cart and wheeled them outside where they receive filtered sun. I am prepared to bring them in the house if temps fall.
I think my next step should be repotting because the pots sat on the ground last summer and roots are hanging out of the bottom. What size pot next?
Then fertilizer (and yes, I've read the appropriate posts).
But then what? Do I pinch back this year or let them grow? Do I have to bury the pots later in the spring or are there other methods?
What are the general growing guidelines going forward?
I guess I'm nervous because, after investing a year, I'd hate to blow it!
Thanks for your help!