Re: [gardeners] Weekend in the garden

George Shirley (
Mon, 13 May 2002 12:49:11 -0500

We are hotter than normal for the year and I cheated on the peppers - I bought good sized seedlings
at the feed store and kept them in the greenhouse for awhile. I was surprised that they started
producing so soon myself. 

Yeah, your SIL should have figs on the tree in St. Louis already. Once the leaves appear in the
spring the figs aren't far behind. Our fig tree is loaded at the moment.

Got a cold front moving through today, low seventies in temps and we are getting sporadic rain
showers, first rain in 6 weeks. Yay rain.

George wrote:
> George, seems impossible that you are harvesting already!
> We're still too cold to put the annuals in the ground . . .
> My son-in-law Gino, down in St.Louis, says there are 4 figs on
> his Italian green fig tree, just planted last year!  They are a
> fraction warmer than we are, perhaps zone 6-1/2, and the fig
> tree is in a sheltered spot, lots of sun and much rain. Is it
> possible to see figs growing this early, or does he have
> cankers on that tree...?
> Penny, NY
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