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need a container mix for figs - Lou???

Posted by joeworm fla (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 22, 12 at 10:05

i have some small fig trees that need to be potted. i need a tried and true mix please to plant these in.

also need a fertilizer to use and a fertilizer schedule.

thanks very much


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RE: need a container mix for figs - Lou???

You should ask also in the Fig Forum.

I have found figs to be pretty tolerant of a wide range of potting soils. Because I need a lot (ultimately 25 gallon pots) I make my own using finer-ground bark (called "soil conditioner" in the garden centers of the big-box stores), a lirrle ground limestone, some baled peat "moss," and especially a significant amount of perlite to make it looser and lighter.

Poorly drained heavy soil is your enemy (root rot).

Using a complete fertilizer with all the trace elements (say, citrus or MiracleGrow) overcomes the very uneven nutrient content of the soil itself, which is made mainly for its physical attributes.


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