Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lovely fig tree

Our Chicago Hardy Fig is bearing fruit!  We can't believe the gorgeous figs sprouting all over the little lovely tree, and hopefully, if the squirrels don't discover them, we'll be enjoying fresh figs in a few weeks!  This was the tree we bought as a wee seedling from Richters Herbs last spring (it's now about 4 feet tall).

* Note about the fig tree - we wrote about this tree last year and talked about how to care for it during the winter months.  To recap, these trees are not winter hardy outdoors - they lose all they leaves in the fall and need to be brought indoors, in our case into the greenhouse, and covered with a thick layer of straw mulch until spring.  


  1. Hello, I'm in Waterloo. Will your fig tree go in the greenhouse in the winter? I would love to get one too but I'm not sure what it needs during the colder months. Any advice would be appreciated.

  2. Thank you for the winter info for the fig tree.