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B3B3 Posts: 21,535

I repotted my fig into a large container in early spring.

I can't remember whether I added slow release fertiliser, but I probably did.

It's doing well at the moment but how often should I feed it?

Not much chance of fruit this year -a squirrel made off with the only one.

In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,630

    The nutrients in commercial composts last anything from 80 to 100 days.  When I had mine in a pot I fed it a generous handful of slow release food every spring.   Make sure you protect it from frosts over winter and it should produce more fruits each year. 

    In this garden there is a huge one in the ground which produced masses of leaves and no fruit last year.  I pruned all the lower stems back to the main trunk and reduced a lot more last autumn and didn't feed it.  It is now covered in fruits but it does have access to all the nutrients in the soil.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535

    It's my own compost so I've no idea of the nutrient content. I might give it a  small handful.

    I was afraid of over feeding it as I don't want it to grow fast and weak.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,630

    Have a look at this then - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/figs  They recommend a feed with tomato fertiliser once fruits are formed.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,535

    Thanks obelixx will doimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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