This section was developed to help new and veteran growers alike.  There is tons of useful information and it is constantly being updated with new material and topics.  This page will serve as a table of contents with links to the articles.  If you'd like to see an article about a topic that is not here please let me know.


Growing and Care

Buying Fig Trees

Rooting Fig Cuttings


  • Grafting and Budding Nursery Crop Plants - A Comprehensive but easy to understand guide to grafting fruit trees, published by North Carolina State Extension and posted here with permission.  Lots of pictures.  This is a great guide for beginning grafters.

Potting Mix

  • Container Soils - Water Movement and Retention - In-depth and easy to understand article describing every element for a healthy potting mix.  Written by Al (Tapla) Fassezke.  Includes original recipes for 5:1:1 and 5:1:1:1 potting mixes.   The best ever written on the subject.  Also includes links to other articles written by the author about The Basics, How Plant Growth is Limited, Help Dealing with Water Retentive Soils, and Fertilizing Containerized Plants.


  • Gnatrol® WDG Q & A - Complete Q & A covering all the bases for fungus gnat control and using Gnatrol WDG.  Touches on fig trees but not fig-tree specific.  For specific instructions on using Gnatrol WDG around fig trees please see the instructions below.  Great read!
  • How to use Gnatrol® WDG to control Fungus Gnats around your fig trees - Fig tree instruction sheet for using Gnatrol WDG to control fungus gnats around fig trees.  This instruction sheet comes with your order.

Selling & Shipping Fig Trees and Fig Cuttings

  • Grow to Ship - How to Calculate Shipping Costs for Fig Trees & Cuttings - Up-to-date and in-depth article sharing economical methods to grow for shipping.  Long read but easy to understand.  Everyone from the home-grower shipping one tree to nurseries shipping one thousand will save time and money using the growing methods and tips shared in this article.