Stanton de Riel wrote:I'm in zone 6b (Trenton NJ area), and figs are booming in our hot summer.
Anne Pratt wrote:I really want to grow figs. There is a variety that's supposed to overwinter here (Vermont, Zone 5). That hardly seems possible to me, but it's tempting. I think I'm going to get better at growing what I have before buying more fruit trees. I haven't actually killed any, but a few arrived dead due to shipping delays. Still, I think I'll be a better gardener next year and the year after.
I love figs. Fresh. Delicious, and absurdly expensive the few days a year they are available here.
Laura Johnson wrote:The ants are farming scale. Watch for the scale - which look like little dots. Clean them off with rubbing alcohol and a rough rag. Then get some good worm castings to put around your lemon. For some reason it prevents scale.
It does not say what zone you are in. Lemons are hardy to 27 degrees.
I have a Meyer Lemon that is about 20 years old. It is in a huge pot. I bring it in to the greenhouse every November with a furniture dolly. The lemons ripen , then It blooms and sets fruit in the greenhouse.
If you live in a frost area, a few do not have a place to over winter the lemon, you can build a pvc pipe frame. Cover it with clear plastic and put some light bulbs in ther to turn on when it gets cold. The old kind of light bulbs that give off heat.