Figs

Our Chicago Hardy fig tree
Our Chicago Hardy fig tree

We bought a small fig tree this weekend. Chicago Hardy is supposed to be hardy to zone 6, so this could be the beginning of our fruit orchard. After consulting a fruit and vegetable vendor at the Trenton Farmers’ Market, we have decided to leave it in the pot until spring and let it overwinter in the basement. Come spring, we’ll put it in the ground. When winter comes around again, we may mulch it, then wrap it in some blue tarp to shelter it from the wind. Anyone have any tips for us?

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