fig trees

  1. Kevin

    Planning a new orchard for 2020

    In the chicken yard is a pile of brush I left for rabbit habitat. After the chicken yard was enclosed (around 1/2 acre) I saw a noticeable difference in the number of wild rabbits in and around the yard. In all honesty, I feel an orchard would serve my long term plans better than a wild rabbit...
  2. Kevin

    One fig tree doing great, others not so good

    In the chicken yard there are four fig trees. They are around the same age of 3 - 4 years. One of the fig trees, a Brown Turkey Fig is doing great. From the time the fig tree sprouted in the spring, until June, the tree has put on close to 24 inches of growth on one limb. The other limbs are...
  3. Kevin

    Tilling manure around fruit trees?

    Anyone use a tiller around fruit trees? I thought about tilling a piece of soil near a fig tree, putting manure in the spot and then tilling the manure into the soil. Not a large area, maybe just 2 - 3 feet long. Then next year till up another spot near the tree. The idea is to give the...
  4. Kevin

    Fig trees putting on new growth

    Around 2014 several fig trees were planted in the chicken yard. Some of the fig trees died and had to be replanted. The original ones, and the new ones have barely grown. One of the original trees has barely put on any growth in four years. In the past I had tried stuff like Miracle Grow...
  5. Kevin

    Leaves wilting on new fig tree

    I planted two brown turkey fig trees here on the farm. They are spaced around 20 feet apart. One on one side of the chicken house and one on the other side of the house. The brown turkey fig tree on the west side of the chicken house, its leaves are wilting. I am watering it every day, and...
  6. Kevin

    Planted Two More Fig Trees

    During the spring of 2018 I decided to put two more Brown Turkey Fig trees here on the farm. This gives me a total of five fig trees. Three are in the chicken yard, and two are outside the chicken yard near the chicken house. Planting the first set of fig trees in the chicken yard came with...