Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Growing fig at home






















Fresh figs are expensive at our stores simply because they are too delicate to transport across the globe. Eating fig is almost a luxury here. Not only are they rarely available, they are usually not lusciously sweet.

Before my friend gave me his fig plant, I had never imagined they'll do so well in Singapore. The plant I have is just about 1.5 metre tall and it takes up very little space. It doesn't require any special attention or care. In less than a year, I have harvested about a dozen plump and delicious figs.

If you're a fig lover like me, you should start growing your own plant at home.

6 comments:

  1. I just started mine 2 weeks ago. Now im patiently waiting for its fruits.. can u pls share the soil mix. Mine is in the polybag

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  2. I suggest you repot into a big pot. Use a soil mix (like burnt clay and sand and compost) that provides good drainage.

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  3. Enjoy reading your blog. What fertiliser do you use on your fig plant to produce so many fruits? I was inspired and went to buy rocket and chye sim seeds, can you tell me how to grow them? Thanks

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  4. Do you know what variety of fig it is? I've heard some of them need wasps to bear fruit!

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  5. Powderblue - I use chicken manure and egg shells. Sometimes, I add organic liquid fertliser made from seaweed (from Italy).

    Vegetables - just sow direclty onto soil that provide good drainage. Plant in an area with sunlight and give fertiliser every 3 weeks or so.

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  6. Rachel - I am not sure what variety it is as it was given by a friend. I think this kind does not require wasp though I have lots of polinators in the garden.

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