Should I Re-Cover Fig?
I live in New England, and I uncovered my in-ground fig about two weeks ago...about one week earlier than what some recommended, i.e., the first day of spring. The weather was very warm...about in the high 60's, and I was worried about mold.
There are some nice, plump, green leaf buds that are starting to push out but not open.
Now, though, the forecast is for freezing temps on Friday night (19 F) and Saturday night (29 F).
My question is...do I need to protect the new growth and recover? Would simply covering with a cotton sheet help protect the buds, or should I go heavier with a heavy gardening plastic?
Thanks for helping me save my first-year-in-the-ground fig.