Nematode Nirvana . . . Hot-climate deep sands
That is all I have for planting in the ground and I want a reasonable bush size for production rather than small containerized plants.
Figs do fine in the region, on silty or clayey soil or at least OK even on sands with silt or clay subsoil at a foot or two depth. For me it's more like six feet down.
Does heavy continued mulching really help significantly, that is appreciably, readily noticeably?
Will heavy mulching and regular fertilizing and occasional watering lead to decent growth and production even on the worst soil? I don't think I am starting out with any substantial nematode problem (the site is long in lawn grass) but there are bound to be some around to get started.
Does LSU Purple really have some noticable ability to resist nematode damage? Is grafting on it worth the trouble?
Back to mulching, do you think the tale of promoting predatory fungi plays a big role or is it more just good moisture and nutrient conditions? I realize that this last one involves mere opinion. For the others I'd prefer experience.