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Wintering over potted Fig Tree in my family room

 
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After placing my potted Figtree in my basement for the winter, I bought it up to my family room in early January because it didn't look like it was doing to well.
Since its been in my family room, it has grown substantially and it looks terrific.
The question is how do I transition it outside to a Northern CT Spring without shocking it to death ?
 
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Location: SW Ohio, 6b, heavy clay prone to hardpan
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The simple answer is, "Slowly, and when conditions are mild and comparable to inside."
I usually start with sunny days and place the plants against a south-facing wall if the temperature is a bit low. I also try to avoid very windy days at first, which can dry out the plants very quickly.
Watch them and if they seem stressed, bring them back inside.
 
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hello tom and welcome to the forums ...

does anybody know, for which zones figs are ok to keep outside over winter?
 
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