Protecting fig tree in zone 6
I postedthis message yesterday (Nov. 12) but I could not see it listed in the forum so I am posting it again. Sorry if you received it earlier.
"This is the 2nd winter for my fig tree. Last year I did not provide any winter protection, it dies but it came back late spring. This year I erected a large tomato cage around the 3 ft tall tree, wrapped the cage with fence netting then filled the cage with straw coming from an old pale that was moist and have some rot. Do I need to replace the straw with a dry one or would you recommend a better method?"