Standing in the rain, Eating the first ripened fig, Oh no! A haiku! Actually, I was standing in the rain, putting the plants to bed (covering them for the night, since it is supposed to get rather close to freezing this evening) when I noticed a RIPE fig on the tree/shrub/bush/green-monster-taking-over-my-hoop-house. It was yummy. I have never eaten a ripe fresh fig before - just dried ones. 40+ years on this earth and I finally got to eat a fresh fig... go figure... sorry.:embarassed: Anyway, I know nothing about figs. Just that this is Michigan. They cannot survive unprotected here. But they came with the house, and I feel somewhat duty-bound to try to keep them alive. But only if I get a crop off them. I've been told if I keep the hoop house over 40 degrees, they will ripen. Anyone out there got figs? Or haiku?