We visited my wife's grandparents a couple weeks ago in Baltimore, and I took a clipping of her Grandfather's fig bush to grow for her, here in Indiana (zone 5). She has good memories of him picking figs for her to eat when she was little.
Well the clippings are split up into six in a pot with about 60 pct vermiculite, and 40 pct potting mix--and now they are starting to sprout new leaves.
As you read above--this is not just any fig bush. There is a lot of sentimental value wrapped in this. To get an understanding of what I'm talking about--when she saw the new leaves, she cried. lol
So my question is this: should I keep the plant in a pot, inside over winter, and plant it outside in the spring after some hardening off (I guess?), or should I just plant it, and let it go? The bush it came from is twenty or more years old, and overwinters in Baltimore, coming back with a vengeance every year.
PS- Baltimore is zone 7, and I sit right on the zone 5a/5b line.