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Hi, I'm Jene with Jene's Tropicals in St. Petersburg, Florida. Today, I'm going to demonstrate how to transplant fig trees. Basically, you'll need a few materials such as a stake and tie tape, a good sharp shovel, a sharp pair of pruners, a bag of lime if needed and to top it off a bottle of root stimulator. First of all, pick a nice sunny location and a location that drains well for your fig. It's always a good idea to check the PH. Figs can handle 6.5 to slightly alkaline soil. If needed, work in some lime with the ground. Next mix in some cow manure or mushroom compost that works terrific. I've already prepared the hole. Set your tree in just deep enough to cover the root. Pack the dirty in nice and tight. When you put the stake in, be careful not to damage any of your roots but put it in nice and tight. Tie your tree up and continue to pack in the soil to get rid of any air pockets. Lastly water the tree in really well. Make sure it gets good water this time of the year. You can see the nodes are starting to swell and it's about to leaf out. Then to top it off, apply root stimulator once a week three times and this will ensure your tree gets off to a terrific start. I'm Jene. Have a great day.