Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Darn Figs


So the other day, I was out shopping at a store that sets up a temporary garden centre during the summer.

As I walked to the entrance, I saw this:

Can't pass up a sale
 
So of course, I decided to do a bit of browsing.  And then I saw this:

Fig Trees
At this point it wasn't so much if, but how many
 
Which inevitably resulted in this:

At home on the driveway
 
Did I say I already had too much on my plate?  Must have been a moment of fig induced temporary amnesia.  Those darn figs.

The discount was actually a lot bigger than the sign indicated as the garden centre was days away from closing.  Did I happen to mention what I paid?  How about $8.97...for both of them.  I knew you would understand.

Till next time...

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things” ~~ Robert Brault

20 comments:

  1. That's a great bargain, and they look so healthy too, so many lovely glossy leaves. I bought a tiny fig from a supermarket last year for £2, another bargain.

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    1. Sounds like we both got some great figgy deals ;) I really am a sucker for bargains and if they have to do with garden, so much the better!

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  2. Hope they do well for you. I have Fig tree that is 3 years old now and is still a slender whip, with no sign of fruiting.

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    1. I've never had much luck with potted plants, but since I love figs so much, I'm hoping that gives me the added incentive to take care of it properly. Now I just have to do a bit of research & figure out how to do that. I hope that your fig bulks up and gives you some fruit next year!

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  3. Ooh! What a great deal on figs. Do you know what variety they are? I have a Celeste fig tree that I kept in a pot for a few years (and brought it in for the winter) and we got several figs from it those years. This spring, I decided to plant it and deal with trying to protect it from the cold of winter... so I hope that was a good decision!

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    1. I actually have no idea what variety they are as the label only gave the very detailed label of "Hardy Fig Tree". Why do growers do that? You would think that placing a sticker on the care label that indicated the actual variety name wouldn't be a big deal.

      I know that some fig trees are supposed to be hardy to zone 5, so I have a feeling you may have good results planting yours outside.

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  4. Good luck with the figs. I doubt they will survive a winter in your area, so you will have to plant them in a tub you can bring indoors.I kept mine in an unheated garage and it survived, but would start to leaf out in early spring, long before it was safe to take it outside. When it did go outside, the foliage was spindly and fragile. I got no spring set of fruit, and the fall fruit never ripened before first cold night killed the foliage. That got tiresome real fast. Maybe you can just use it as a foliage plant inside.

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    1. Well, I knew that one day I would be trying to grow figs; it just happened a lot sooner than I thought. I figure I will put them in the cold cellar over the winter as one of my neighbors tried putting them in her garage & they ended up dying - probably from the super frigid temps we had this past winter. I'll be repotting them into larger containers in a few days, but have to make sure they are not so large that we will have an issue taking them downstairs.

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  5. It is hard to pass up. They will be work though as you will have to keep them in a pot and bring them inside during the winter. But yes I can so understand.

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  6. What a great deal! Yes, I would end up with at least a couple of plants as well.

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    1. Too good to pass up, that's for sure!

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  7. That's an amazing find! I'd get several and just wrap them in burlap in fall to overwinter. Can't have too many. :)

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    1. Let me tell you, I was showing a HUGE amount of restraint in only buying two of them!

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  8. I can so completely understand, especially at that price. What have you got to lose, not much, and you'll be doing something you love. And there's always a chance that you will make it work.
    So good luck with your fig adventure!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! You are so right...this could be like my "test" to see if I can actually get them to produce. It's always sad when you lose a plant, but it's much more so when you paid big bucks for it.

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  9. It's an addiction and not your fault.

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  10. Oh my. Yes, it would be hard to resist that price. Now I will look forward to your posts about raising Fig trees. ;-)

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    1. Let's hope that my future figgy posts have more of these :) than these :( ... ;)

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