Be careful not to have too much nitrogen in the soil. You can fertilize the soil at a rate of one pound of 8-8-8 each year of age of the tree, or each foot tall the tree is. This is to a maximum of 12 pounds and then you would maintain the same rate each year. If you have heavy soil, fertilize the tree when the buds swell. If you have loamy soil, you can fertilize with half the amount required when the buds swell and the other half can go down in late May. Good fig tree care requires some pruning. You should prune in late winter just before growth begins so you don't injure the plant.
- Light Needs: Full Sun
- Watering Needs: 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water each week.
Many people wonder how to grow figs. These fruit trees are among the easiest of the fruit trees that can be grown. They grow happily in both the ground or containers, making them perfect for all kinds of gardeners. Let's take a look at when to plant fig trees and how to care for your fig tree.