As you already know, we bought a small fig tree a while back. Figs are one seriously incredible tasting fruit and if we can somehow manage to grow a fig tree to fruition (literally), I would be amazed. Not only would I be amazed, but I’m sure that anyone who knows me would be amazed as well.
For the first week or so, the tree didn’t do much. I planted it in one of our larger pots and there it sat. I watered it like I do all the others and didn’t give it much thought. Since I know nothing of these trees, I just rested it on the sidelines of my mind.
Well, guess what. We have a bit of action on the fig tree. I noticed some new buds just yesterday. They’re popping out pretty much everywhere there’s a branch end. It’s exciting because it means that if we take great care of this tree, we may actually grow something to eat. And if you look closely at the pictures below, you’ll notice that the buds I just spoke of actually aren’t buds at all. They’re small leaves, which means larger leaves are in our future.
Do you remember when I told you about those fig tree cuttings (or clippings)? Well, I don’t have such good news about them. I was supposed to keep them moist in either paper towels, dirt or green moss and wait for them to start sprouting roots. After that, I was supposed to plant them in soil and wait for them to grow. Unfortunately, I used the dirt method and nothing has yet to happen. No roots and no growth of any sort. Since this is the case, I went ahead and ordered three and a half pounds of green moss from Amazon. I’m going to follow the instructions of a fellow on Youtube that I’ve been keeping tabs on. He seems to be the fig tree master and if he can do it, I’ll listen and learn so I can do it too.
Lastly, as I was making my order on Amazon, I noticed someone selling baby fig trees in four inch pots. Since the one Laura ordered a few weeks ago is looking promising, I ordered this one as well. Call me a sucker, but I’ll be honest and tell you that I just want these figs. They’re good.