You know I love gardening since I’ve been practicing it since I was a kid and originally created this blog to help my friends who I gave fig trees away to. They had a lot of questions regarding the best ways to grow their fig trees in this environment. During that time I realized that I also like to write and I thought that there must be a way to make some extra money to make ends meet. With that said I thought that maybe there is someone else out in the world in a similar situation who might value this shared information about where I found it. So, I came across this idea on Read more
Time For Some Fig Propagating Trivia!
I love propagating fig trees and have enjoyed eating figs all my life since knowing my grandparents. Aside from this, I love teaching and sharing my knowledge through quizzes once in a while. I think you may enjoy this one. Read more
Since my childhood, I would love planting things in the garden. When I was a child I went away on family trips to visit my grandparents. They carried with them an international love of growing shared from generations that came from across the Atlantic ocean. Read more
I have had an interest as a gardener and enjoying the delicious nature of figs ever since my childhood after years of visiting my grandparents in south Alabama. There, they had the most memorable sweet Brown Turkey fig trees. Since then, I’ve always had an interest in propagating them in the New Jersey where the climate can be harsh on them. After giving them away to friends, I created this information blog so that any questions they might have would be answered here. After 18 years, my mother decided that I’ve finally become an expert with the knowledge that I’ve developed even though I don’t see my self as a master yet. She had an idea that I should apply for the local Rutgers Cooperative Extension Master Gardener certification course. Read more
Shelter for your fig tree is right around the corner
Now is the time to think about how you want to winterize your fig tree
When I was a child growing up in New Jersey, I spent much time my family’s vegetable garden since it was like a shelter from the rest of the world. There, we grew string beans, squash, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, rhubarb and even had a blueberry bush. Most of the time spent in the garden was discovering insects to learn which ones were healthy for the thriving ecosystem of the garden and which were the pests. The garden was just something we tended to during the growing season and then it was gone. We didn’t have fig trees and instead we went to visit my grandparents in South Alabama to pick the Celeste and Brown Turkey figs off of the trees while trying to reach the fruit before the birds got to them. I usually believed that the only place to grow figs was in the South. That’s when my mother and I discovered figs for sale at a local nursery and figured that they probably grow in USDA zone 7a. Read more
Quick Note: Server maintenance for Figgi Riggi
You know, I love figs for their sweetness ever since my childhood when my granddaddy in South Alabama would grow fig trees in his back yard. I always thought figs would only grow in that subtropical environment. Until only about 20 years ago, I discovered that they grow right here in the Northeast at USDA Zone 7a. It’s all fun and exciting until bouts of maintenance occur… either with maintaining fig trees or Figgi Riggi. Read more
How to cure Coral Spot disease
As you know, I love fig trees for the bountiful sweetness that they provide and have enjoyed this since my childhood when my granddaddy in south Alabama grew them in his back yard unless disease decides to infect a tree. I like it when my friends come to me seeking advise for diseased problems they might have with their trees or showing off their successes as well. One day my friend from college sought me out in Facebook with his diseased problem and here I am sharing his story. Read more
Time For A Pet Quiz!
I love propagating fig trees and have enjoyed eating figs all my life since knowing my grandparents. Aside from this, I have a fun playful part of me that likes to joke around with laughter like most humans who loves a pet. Read more
Over the past year of blogging ever since I converted the FiggiRiggi.com website to have it’s own domain, I gathered a tremendous knowledge about converting the basic information-based website into a blog site. By doing so, I had to learn the hard way to see which plugins were the best fit for my blog. After converting tom-stone.com and electro-marketing.com into other WordPress blog sites, I found that there were some common plugins that worked for all. Although here and there, I found some plugins were necessary to add depending on the function of the theme. Read more
Rabbits are so sweet, cute and lovable. Right? Everyone wants one to own as a pet since they’re so innocent and couldn’t hurt a fly if it tried. That’s only if you own them as domesticated pets. Not such the case with the monstrous wild rabbits who are on a survival mission to eat anything in sight that has nutritional value and to be food for the cute foxes. I’ll leave the foxes out of this story since they seem to be the guardians of the fig trees. Read more