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    i think i may have made a mistake, about a week or so ago i potted my fig tree (well seedling/sapling really) up from a 6 inch pot to a 10 inch pot and its only 10 inches tall to the grow tip (12 inches to the highest point if you prefer ) i used to get about 1 leaf a week but now im getting nothing.. apart from a thing which looks like a side shoot but it'll probably go brown and crispy like the other ones have, is it worth potting it down to the 6 inch pot or should i just leave it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordmead View Post
    i think i may have made a mistake, about a week or so ago i potted my fig tree (well seedling/sapling really) up from a 6 inch pot to a 10 inch pot and its only 10 inches tall to the grow tip (12 inches to the highest point if you prefer ) i used to get about 1 leaf a week but now im getting nothing.. apart from a thing which looks like a side shoot but it'll probably go brown and crispy like the other ones have, is it worth potting it down to the 6 inch pot or should i just leave it?
    Well it is moving into autumn so I would expect growth to slow down anyway. My fig tree is not making any new leaves and will lose them all over winter. I wouldn't be worried, although I would have potted it up in the spring rather than now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capsid View Post
    I would have potted it up in the spring rather than now.
    only reason i potted it up was because i saw a couple of roots poking out the holes of the pot and i didnt know that they liked having their roots restricted

    am i right in thinking i'll need to wait 2 years or so before i get a single fig?

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    You have quite a long time to wait for figs. They grow into big trees. And yes, they do like their roots restricted. If I were you I would put it back into it's original pot for the winter if you can do that without causing any damage. Time for re-potting is Spring when growth starts again. And you need more than a few roots poking out the bottom of the pot before you re-pot. Try tipping the plant (gently) out of the pot and actually looking at the rootball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustylady View Post
    Try tipping the plant (gently) out of the pot and actually looking at the rootball.
    what am i supposed to be looking for?

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    You have quite a long time to wait for figs.
    hope theyre worth the wait.. i got some figs from asda recently and they tasted of nothing

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    Home grown figs are delicious as you can pick them when they are really ripe. Really ripe figs will not travel, so the shop ones are unripe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordmead View Post
    what am i supposed to be looking for?
    You are looking to see if the compost is FULL of roots (i.e. overcrowded)

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    My fig is around 2 foot tall. It's around 2 years old. I moved it early this spring and we have eating 2 figs and there are around 10 more figs on there.

    You won't expect your fig to grow in the autumn.

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