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Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657
Hi all again,i have 10 fig cuttings about 7 weeks old in water all rooted and doing very very well,,now were moving house over the next 2 months and they would be much easier to transport contained in water than in pots,question is this how long can they stay in water as i need to build fig pits for them at our new garden,or at our new place should i pot them for maybe a season then pit them,any advise please fig experts to the front please, many thanks for your time Alan4711


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,847

    Worth a try, I'd be worried about rotting though. They'll need feeding as well by that time, not a lot of nutrients in water

  • BrummieBenBrummieBen Posts: 460

    pot them up, who knows what may crop up and stop you building the pits. At least if they are in small pots they can tick over for a bit, leave them in water too long and you risk losing them.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,100

    I'd pot them up for at least a season - you don't want to be putting them into their final homes too soon - the soil will get stale. I'd pot them up into terracotta - not sure why but I've a feeling they'll do better. 

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  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657
    Right thats the answer then pottem up for a season,swat i deeded to know,,, again cheers folks

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