I let mine grow a single node each year. It fruits fine. The biggest challenge with figs is to keep the birds off it and the fruit at an acceptable height. At this rate this tree will take 20 year to get 8ft tall. Perfect. Just make sure to pull out all the ground shoots, about three times a year.
A friend gave me some homegrown garlic that I didn't use in time. So I planted it. It has started very strongly; while I'm away in early spring I think it'll really kick off.
All I can do is winter damage control this weekend. I'll spray the wintergrass, some more copper on the stonefruit, throw around some fertiliser -oh, and plant those abused roses I rescued from Bunnings. Nice $7.00 wins there but gee do they mistreat their roses.
I'm annoyed I couldn't get to Ross Roses at Willinga this year.
I'll build a little hot box for those lucky bamboo that are suffering in the cold.
I want to clear the front veranda that has bikes and coffee tables etc sitting there - sylv harshly referred to it as making the place look like a rental property.
Clear the back step for a similar reason Clean out the "unstruck" lavender and buddeleiah -reminds me I'd better get E to pour some water in there tomorrow.
Clear out and dig over last year's yomato plantings. Prep next year's bed - just behind it. That'll keep tomato roots going into different soil and hopefully keep nematodes down.
Move soil around as well. Get all this year's old tomato soil into the compost heap. Better google that to see if it is the way to go.
Listening to talkback gardening here in Singapore and it's killing me. Plenty of stuff to do at home; pruning, fertilising, gypsum, mowing, scarifying, composing, even planting early stuff under plastic. But I'm here in Singapore. Still - a few days and I'll be back. Not so happy about spending my Birthday here in Singapore away from my family but I knew it was headed this way.