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Malta Europe
May 16, 2020 11:44 AM CST

I bought this fig tree a week ago and transplanted it in the ground in an open field near a wall.

It gets a lot of sun and temperature here are already above the 80s. I live in Malta Europe.

It does not look to be doing very well if some one can reach out and tell me what he think is the problem please.

I m sending some photos. Thanks in advance.



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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Quitter's never Win
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May 16, 2020 11:58 AM CST
You have planted your fig too deep in the ground and it can't transpire the gases appropriately. Dig it up and plant the tree higher above the ground. Look at the photo below and see the what I'm talking about. See where the base of the tree swells and the side roots have exposure, thats the correct way to plant your Fig tree. I would move it back away from the stone wall, because figs get really big and need a lot of space. Good luck
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Malta Europe
May 16, 2020 1:26 PM CST
Thanks alot !!

How about I remove some of the upper soil until the roots appear instead of taking it off again?.

I m afraid that I will kill it if I transplant again
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 16, 2020 2:20 PM CST
I don't think being planted too deep is the problem. I imagine its a combination of transplant shock and too little water.
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Malta Europe
May 16, 2020 2:29 PM CST
I watered it 3 times in a week. I m hoping that it will recover. I will dig a bit of more soil around maybe it will help.

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