Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Journal March 1, 2016 - Brown Turkey Fig is waking up.
Not so anymore, they only remained dormant for a short period of time and began to sprout again. They have been sending out new growth for several weeks now, so when the temperature in the greenhouse permits I let them enjoy the sun for a while.
The photo shows a brown turkey fig, which is bearing size and may produce a few figs this season, hopefully. The smaller plants are also doing very well, so I am finding figs are really easy to grow.
The plants were received too late in the season last year to place them outdoors with the olives, but this season I plan on placing them on the deck and really letting them go at it.
It is said that they can be propagated easily from cuttings, but I doubt that I am even going to try, as I am really really stretched for room.
All of the olive varieties, except the Manzanilla, are in various stages of flowering. I am tapping the open flowers and blowing the pollen around using a fan to pollinate the plants. It is hard to tell if it is working, but I can see some tiny olives forming on some of stems, so I am really optimistic.
Starting seeds for the garden is on the agenda for next week.