Time to prune the fig tree back. I cut it back by 1/4, which is the advice that I'm reading across the internet, and also trimmed off a shoot from the bottom of the plant, leaving three main branches.
Then we circled the tree with a plastic netting, and filled it in with oak leaves to protect it from the winter weather. As you can see from the photo, I still need to haul a few more buckets of leaves, but it's almost done. That's it!
I also took the trimmed pieces and stuck them in potting soil. I'm hearing that fig is one of the easiest plants to propagate from cuttings....we'll see! I have some milk carton cloches to put over them should it get terribly cold. So far we still haven't had a killing frost....still waiting.