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Question: we have an ever bearing fig tree that we planted 3 weeks ago. Now the leaves are turning yellow, some said that it needs more water, but some said we water it too much. Can you help me, please. Thank you sooo much.

Answer: I think your fig tree is just showing some transplant stress. As soon as the roots establish themselves, the tree should perk right up. Figs like well draining soils and a deep watering once a week (twice a week if the weather is hot). Try making a watering well or basin beneath your tree by mounding up a few inches of soil in a circle all around the tree, about 12" away from the trunk. Fill the basin with water, allow to drain, then fill it a second time. This will concentrate the water over the rootmass and allow it to trickle down, wetting the entire root system. Once a week should do it - twice a week in really hot weather.

Aside from regular watering, all you need is a little time for your fig tree to get over its transplant stress.

Best wishes with your tree!

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