What are the signs of dehydrating fig?
In January I planted a VdB fig in a large container that was fitted with a self-watering insert. The soil was well wetted at that time. The whole time it has stayed wet because winter rains kept the top soil moist pretty well up until a month ago. Now the top few inches appear to have dried out, even though when I check the reservoir there's still a few inches of water down there. I thought these self-watering contraptions were supposed to keep soil evenly moist:(.
Anyway, the little fig tree appears to be growing still, but slowly. The leaves have a slightly cupped shape and the two breba figs growing on it have halted growth I think, their skins are looking dullish compared to the figs on my in-ground black jack fig. Does that mean the tree is in distress? Should I be adding more water?