What’s the best way to protect figs in climes where winter gets too cold? On the latest episode of You Bet Your Garden, host Mike McGrath reviews your options—from building a little house to burying them alive! Plus, your fabulous phone calls!
Question of the Week:
I’m exploring methods of fig tree protection as we head toward winter. As my fig is completely exposed, I’m considering building the ‘fig house’ you mention briefly in your A to Z Answers section, but need more detail. What materials should be used? Should it be completely surrounded? All the way to the ground? What else should I know? I wish I could attempt your ‘bury it’ technique, but it just doesn’t seem practical in my yard—and my wife thinks I’m crazy for even entertaining the idea.
-Bill in Camden County, New Jersey