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It's almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means -- time to wrap the fig tree. Growing figs on Long Island is easy. But getting trees to survive the winter takes a bit of work and dedication. Here's how it's done:
Never use any plastic materials for any part of the process.
1. When the tree is young, for the first few year or two, it’s a good idea to cut...Read more »
Much of Long Island, especially the South Shore and East End, was inundated with salt water when high tides encroached upon landscapes during superstorm Sandy. Left alone, the salt will form a hard crust and end up completely dehydrating the soil, so you must move to flush it out.
Depending on the exposure, it may be too late to save your plants, but for the health of the soil and your future...Read more »