The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Figs from cuttings

5 comments


Thought I’d get my experience with rooting fig cuttings in water down for the record and anyone thinking of trying increasing their stock of figs

At the beginning of this year I was pruning my figs and idly pondered about trying to strike some cuttings from the prunings

Normally with cuttings I use the poke a stick in the soil and leave it alone to root or die method.

However this time I looked on You Tube just in case someone had another easy, cheap & cheerful way and found some said they root easily in water.
That method seemed cheap & cheerful enough for me to try, so I stuck about half a dozen twigs from the pruning into a jar half filled with tap water and left on the proverbial kitchen window sill

By April nodules had appeared on the stems

During May the nodules turned into white roots and this was the result beginning of June

All looked well so gently removed from the water and here they are, all rooted

Finally potted up as below, and now just waiting for them to settle and make roots into compost

Conclusion – An easy method to gain more figs and took approx four months without any failures so far

More blog posts by grandad_gardener

Previous post: Pigeon Pic



Comments

 

That's useful to know, Grandad. I put 2 cuttings into compost, a la Monty Don, in the Autumn and still no sign of anything happening. I shall have to try your method.

12 Jun, 2021

 

Well done, Grandadgardener! Your fig cuttings look very healthy indeed. Hoping you see some tasty fruits!

12 Jun, 2021

 

Just goes to prove it's always worth a try with anything. You might read all sorts of 'proper' ways to propagate things, but the real way is to just give it a go! Well done, let's hope you like figs!

12 Jun, 2021

 

just remember plants cant read what they are supposed o do ;o)

well done for persevering.

12 Jun, 2021

 

Brill, and so satisfying! Hope you have room for them all!

13 Jun, 2021

Add a comment

Recent posts by grandad_gardener

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    8 May, 2020

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Feb, 2019

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 May, 2013

  • Gardening with friends since
    12 Feb, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    28 Feb, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 May, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    20 Oct, 2020

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009