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The Fig Report

Beth Ribblett

It has not been a good week for my fig cutting. I think that using the heat in the house is creating an inconsistent environment. The second leaf that had begun to sprout has turned brown and has died so I am adding back the plastic container for a little while.

Step 6
When new shoots and leaves extend from the cuttings, remove the bottle cap. If the cuttings continue to grow after several days, remove the bottle. If they wilt, replace the bottle and try again in a few days. If they thrive, it is time to transplant the cuttings. Cross your fingers! I did this yesterday and there already seems to be another shoot or leaf trying to pop through.

Click here for the story on the journey of the little Sicilian fig cutting: For the Love of Figs