Do You Water a Fig Tree in Winter?
During the months when fig trees are dormant, I’m always asked, “Do you water a fig tree in the winter?” It’s probably the most common topic I hear about; water. How much, when, and what do I recommend? And that’s fair. It’s the source of all life and we as humans tend to worry more about the hydration of our plants than our bodies. Go figure.
New growers don’t realize that the need for water is significantly reduced without leaves and during colder periods. During dormancy, I don’t water my potted fig trees but with three caveats. It’s all about the right preparation. Additionally, overwatering can lead to root rot. I hear stories every year about growers who lose potted fig trees because they babied them too much during dormancy.
Now, you definitely can water fig trees safely during dormancy, and for trees in smaller pots, it’s beneficial. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll give you all the tips to ensure your fig trees receive the perfect amount of hydration throughout the winter months
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