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    Default Air layering a fig.

    Anyone have any first hand experience in doing this ?

    My brown turkey is a bit of a tangled mess of branches, it came from the nursery like that which was a shame as I had intended to formally train it. I thought Id have a bash at air layering today to get a nice clean start next year.

    Everything I know about figs I can write on the back of a postage stamp with a thick wax crayon. The donor plant is currently figless, potted in jacks magic in a 30l pot in the greenhouse.I've gurgled the air layering process and it looks simple enough but should I be doing anything else to the donor plant to speed things along?
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    From my understanding fig cuttings root very easily. I airlayed a honeyberry last year and it worked great. I'd be tempted to do half as cuttings and half as airlayers and see the difference in success rate between two.
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    I've grown figs from cuttings too. Also found that, where a branch touches the soil, it will root itself. `From a couple of cuttings I have a fig hedge

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    This is worth a read if you haven't already Moving my fig tree
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    So it really is as easy as the videos suggest ?

    I've given it a go on one of the more vigorous shoots, I chickened out of cutting the bark though

    Fig hedge - now there's an idea.

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    Mentioned today on Beechgrove, might be on iplayer
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    Mentioned today on Beechgrove, might be on iplayer
    Any idea of which episode ? The website isn't exactly user friendly

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