Step 2: Selecting an Area
One of the most important things for a gardener to do once they’ve decided to plant fig trees is to select a suitable spot in their garden to do it with enough space.
Remember that fig trees aren’t like bushes or shrubs: Eventually, they will become larger trees that can provide a lot of shade – and because of this, remember that their roots system will extend deeper and further than other surrounding plants.
Choose a spot that’s far enough away from other plants and buildings, and a spot that gives the fig tree enough room for growth even if it were to double in size in time.
Ideal conditions for fig trees are neutral to slightly acidic pH soil, and full sun.
In colder areas, you might have to compensate for the lack of sun by first planting in pots or by protecting your fig trees from the cold with netting.