Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Potted Figs

It's the fig season here in PA. My fig trees are loaded with figs! The ronde de bordeaux is the early fig because I already getting some ripe figs. The figs this year are larger than last year. I have six different fig trees. These fig trees grow so fast!

Figs are so sweet when ripe and good for your health. It is rich in potassium and calcium which helps to maintain blood pressure and prevent bone thinning. The soluble fiber, called pectin, in figs helps in reducing blood cholesterol. Consuming figs also helps in aiding digestion and taming various stomach and bowel-related problems. It's also a good source of dietary fiber that have a positive effect on weight management....meaning a sweet way to lose weight! I'm going to eat a lot of figs now....hehehehe.











3 comments:

terri@adailyobsession said...

do you know the name for figs in chinese? it's "woo hua guo" meaning no flower fruit and it's so apt bc figs don't bear flowers! my daughter n i were delighted to learn the meaning of the chinese name for figs. she's been eating figs like crazy the last couple of days bc there's an old fig tree in the yard where she lives:)

ch3rri said...

I never know what it's called in Chinese. I only learn to like figs because it looks so pretty on the inside...hehehe. When I bought my fig trees I didn't even taste the fruits before. I know a lot of people like them and good benefits to health so I bought them. Lucky they turned out good. I also like the figs because it helps with constipation....lol

Anonymous said...

hi Kristi,
If you don't mind sharing, what type/brand of soil mix do you use? Also what's the slow release fertilizer you'd mentioned? thanks

Tim