I didn’t even know you could grow fig trees from cuttings. Apparently you can, because today, we received 6 cuttings that Laura had ordered last week. Did I know she ordered them? No. But that’s fine, because in just a short time, we’ll have 6 more fig trees to add you our collection.
Check out the fig tree cuttings.
I lined the clippings up in a tupperware container and covered them with a moist paper towel. I’ll keep them there until I see some root growth and then transplant them into some garden soil. From there, they should take off like any other planting would. These things like to grow. If you notice in the bottom photo, one of them already is – and that’s just from being stuck in a zip lock bag during shipping.
In other news, we’ve got some serious business with our various plantings. It appears that plants love warm humid weather because whatever we put under soil is growing like nuts. Since I transplanted my orange and lemon trees into the pots with the high organic black garden soil, they’ve been looking good. The leaves are uncurling on the lemon tree and the oranges have gotten noticeably larger.
Our strawberry plants are growing at about an inch per day, which is simply a miracle. I never thought we’d get so much action out of them. Apparently, they like the garden soil too.
Lastly, in just a few short days, I’m seeing sprouts of the Mustard Spinach I planted in the old egg container. It’s funny how varied the germination time is for different seeds. Most of the others haven’t done much of anything, but these Mustard Spinach seeds sure are exciting.