Bare Root Fig

susan2010(6 Massachusetts)April 13, 2012

The fig I ordered just arrived and I'm about to pot it into gritty mix. This is the first time I've potted a plant that arrived in bare root and dormant status (I've planted them in the ground before, but not in pots). Any special care or tips? I figured it might be a good idea to ask *before* I start. Any wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks!

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

It's important to keep the roots moist at all times. You can plant a plant with wet roots in dry soil, but you need to be focused on what you're doing and water as soon as the soil is settled around the roots. It's very simple with small trees. If you're working with larger root masses, you can use a chopstick to help settle the soil around the roots and work it into nooks/crannies as you add it. If this gets to be too time consuming and you think there's danger of roots drying out, use a spritzer to prevent that from happening. That's about it. Wait 1-2 weeks & then start fertilizing with a fertilizer with a 3:1:2 NPK RATIO (ratio is different from NPK %s - ask if you don't understand).

Al

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 9:45AM
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susan2010(6 Massachusetts)

Thanks! That's just what I needed to know.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 10:13AM
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