Saturday, November 16, 2013
Pasir Putih BH: Why Don't You Plant Lots Of Figs Trees !!!
I was explaining to this BH owner about planting those Figs trees.
"Your BH is on a very nice piece of agricultural land but I think the land surrounding it are not properly used. Why don't you plant as many figs trees as possible?"
He took sometime to answer and his reply was that he is not sure which of those fig trees are suitable for his land.
He knows about figs trees but have no idea that it can serve as an insect generating trees.
I told him to Google figs trees online or perhaps figs wasp he might be able to learn why figs trees can help to generate those insect.
I wrote a few articles and also provided many interesting pictures that shows how those figs wasp breed inside the fruits and when they matured they will be flying all over the tree top.
The best is the specie that have their fruits right up to the highest branches.
If that happen those figs wasp will be flying on the top most areas or around the tree leaves.
The land surrounding his BH seems to be not properly utilized.
The most was to have those long grass to feed those cattle belonging to the neighbors.
I told him to search for the right figs tree and do those tree propogation either by air layering or fruit branch cuttings.
He can learn these techniques by watching some of those video clips found on you tube.
Once their roots are ready he can plant them onto his land about 10-15 feet apart along the fence but not too close with the BH.
The best is this particular figs tree that produce their fruits on branches.