The weather has been so warm for this time of year I decided to keep the fig tree outside. But yesterday I heard it was going to get colder at night so I brought it inside on our porch and pruned it, as I was told to do. I cut back the tallest branches at least halfway. You can see the difference below:
I remembered reading that fig tree cuttings are easy to root so I looked up a video on how to do this. It was incredibly easy. If the cuttings root, it will take several years to even start to see fruit, but I really enjoy the anticipation and watching the growth.
I kept 5 cuttings, grabbed my trusty spray bottle, a paper towel and a ziploc bag. I layed the cuttings on half the paper towel, moistened with water, turned up the other half of the paper towel to cover some of both sides of the cuttings, then slid it into the bag. I could have also sprayed the paper towel inside the bag but it worked fine. I left the bag open at the top just a little. I’ll know in several weeks if this experiment is working – hopefully I will start to see root nodules growing.
Here’s to more fig trees!