Friday, July 9, 2010

Figs in the sun

I am watering the fig twice a day at the moment, so it is a very good thing that we do not go away in the summer. Even a weekend off is a problem. This is the so-called fall crop, which will ripen, if all goes well, in September. My first crop (breba crop is the proper name: fruit on previous season's wood) usually drops off.

I checked on the roof farm again this morning and found some ripe tomatoes and ripe cucumbers. They grow like the blazes and are very prickly. Pictures later.

5 comments:

  1. Just lovely! I use to live in an apartment on Amity st with a HUGE fig tree in my neighbor's yard. The branches hung over the fence and I would clip a leaf to place in a vase. One afternoon, I watched in horror as a new homeowner went and had the tree chopped down!

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  2. Hi Denise - funny, I was reading your blog while you were here. The flowers over there are gorgeous. I turned down a wedding recently as it seemed too-high stakes for me to take on as a first-time big event - I've only done intimate-scale, no pressure flowers :-)Let me know if you need help in the future...I can aborob wisdom, I hope.

    That fig being chopped is a horror story. How very sad.

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  3. Hi Marie and Denise,
    I'm a gardener in New Zealand, with a story about a chopped down fig tree that's coming back to life. It's on my blog: http://fivecoursegarden.blogspot.com/search/label/Figs

    Marie, I love your blog because it gives me some respite from the winter. When I get tired of the cold and rain, I enjoy a little holiday at 66 Square Feet.

    Denise, I hope you find a fig sucker coming up under your fence one day.

    Sue

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  4. I'm about to go down to my allotment (to start saying goodbye to it, really) and dreading it, because someone has told me that my lovely little tree, half-scorched in the arson incident, has had some branches torn off. I shall take the big pruning saw, in case I can do anything to help it.

    Good luck with the fig; I loved it in Greece when ripe figs would suddenly drop off the tree with a splatter at one's feet...

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  5. Thanks for the advice (in the comments of your earlier post). I think I may try a fig on my patio next year.

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