Fig fever in Europe
Hi, I live about 70 miles from Brussels in Belgium.
Many of you will recognize this story. It started with one fig tree. Then I got fig fever
First of all, I hope I donÂt make to many English Language mistakesÂ
I try to grow several kinds of fruits in our garden, apples, pears, plums, almonds, cherryÂs, nuts, currants, grapes but became addicted on growing figs.
It became worse when I met my wife whoÂs parents are Greek. Each year in august we go to her family over thereÂ fruit and fig heaven.
I grow figs in pots and have some planted in garden, some in soil, some in pots in soil, some in self-made earth boxes. I like to do some experimentingÂ
In the neighbourhood there are e few bigger fig trees, in a wall-protected garden. With climate heating up more people try to grow them.
Last 20 years temperature didnÂt go below 10Â° Fahrenheit. Last year they dropped Â 0Â° Fahrenheit and most of imported olive or fig trees from the mediteranean area died. I donÂt know precisely which climate zone it is over here, winter protection is certainly necessary. ThatÂs why I grow most my figs in pots which in winter I put in my garden house.
I try to grow figs that are a bit cold hardy + out of cuttings from France, Italy and Greece.
A few pictures
This is our backgarden.
A few of the fig trees, i hope you enjoy Â
Brunswick with brebaÂs
Madeleine de deux saisons
Brown Turkey & Hardy Chicago (froze down last year)
Galbun in self watering container
Newly planted Sultane with root restriction