Mediterranean Figgery Greenhouse update

Back in June…


First week October…


Video and blog post from June:

This is my first video review of the new project, the Mediterranean “Figgery” Greenhouse. Throughout the last two months (April, May 2018) we’ve been cleaning out the old sheep “barn” of manure and bedding to establish a growing area for eight hardy fig varieties, mixed in with other edible crops including: perennial kale, seedless Concord grapes, strawberries, artichokes, and planting this fall, garlic bulbs. My plan is to post video updates throughout the season as the system progresses. Excuse my newbie video editing skills, I’m just getting the hang of it 🙂

If you have any questions about what I’m up to with this greenhouse, like why I picked these particular plants, soil questions, why figs, etc… leave a note in the comments section.



One thought on “Mediterranean Figgery Greenhouse update

  1. Jonathan, nice to see that you’re doing the Japanese pruning style – it seems to yield very well. Could you post a link or two to your fav sites for the technique? When the figs are kept so low, I would think they’d soon fill the “barn” space. Spacing? Do you hope to have multiple fig harvests? Do you know if your Negra fig is the same as Violette de Bordeaux (I’ve seen discussion about the confusion over fig naming)? In zone 8 in California, mine is semi dwarf, bears a breba crop as well as a main crop, is very dark-skinned with small,amber fleshed fruit, and the sweetest fig I’ve ever tasted. Are the figs your trees are setting now your breba crop? Do all the varieties set two crops? Could you publish a list, please? Thanks for good work!


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