Transplanting Fig Trees
My fig trees looked healthy green and gorgeous in the pots. They sat for about 3 weeks that way before I got them planted in the ground with cow manure compost mixed in. They immediately turned yellow and lost most of their leaves. What happened? What should I do?
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Composted cow manure can very strong if you use too much. especially a young tree. I would, either, repot using fresh soil and well composted, but less materials, or planting in ground with some compost, but using only a small amount until it is established.
Usually, in container, you will have a problem with pH. This can be corrected using dolomitic lime. Just make sure that when you add compost, you only add a little until the tree is mature enough to handle such nutrients.