fig tree in pot
I posted this on fig forum, I dont know which one this question belongs on because it has to do with container question and fig question . . .
Broke down bought a cheaper fig tree 'desert king' . . .It is bearing fruit. It's in a container. Forgot to ask age, but will call nursery guy and ask.
The more I read of soils and potting mixes, the more confused I get. I cant find the right size bark, and dont really have time (or gas- it's a few miles to garden stores) What kind of pre made potting mix would work for this fig? It says used aged manure, got that covered, I raise rabbits & chickens.
Asked when last root pruning happened. He didn't but just did top pruning. I've read it's a mistake to never root prune, and I'll wager this has been in same pot for a long time. It's 10 inches (container) and every inch of space has roots. Cant stick my finger in the soil, there isn't room. I like this tree, dont want to kill it. What's next, should I wait till Oct or Nov to root prune, or should I prune at all and just get bigger container? Tree is about 3 feet tall, thick trunk, with long branches that are bearing fruit. It's very pretty.
So, what kind of premixed potting medium would be best? Should I prune, and when? I was told to keep in garage during winter, but I know it might need more than that for protection, since it can get pretty cold here in winter.