Why not harvest fruits from your own garden? This would be a great way to change the place you live in. It’s really fun to plant them and see them growing beautifully in your garden. And at the same time you harvest and eat fresh healthy fruits and berries from your garden.
Wouldn’t you love to grab a fresh, juicy peach or a handful of strawberries, from your own backyard? Below are some of the best fruits to grow in your own fruit garden, even if you have limited space.
Before you plant, give some thought to where you want to place your fruit garden. Fruit trees and shrubs will be around for many years. Make sure you can provide the following:
Full Sun – Fruit trees and shrubs need lots of sunshine and warmth, to set flowers and develop sweet fruits.
Well Draining Soil – Roots that sit for days in soggy soil will rot.
Air Circulation – Most fruit diseases are caused by some type of fungus and damp leaves are an invitation for the fungus to take hold.
Protection from Cold Winds and Late Frosts – Even if your fruit variety is frost hardy, frigid, drying winds can kill their tender buds, resulting in no fruit for the season. The same can happen when the buds are hit by a late spring frost. You can’t control the weather, but planting your fruits in a sheltered location, such as near some type of wind block, like a fence or hedge, will help.
1. Growing Blueberries
Berries are an easy way to try your hand at growing fruit. Blueberries are attractive 3 season shrubs, with pretty white spring flowers, summer fruit, and gorgeous red, fall foliage. Growing blueberries requires some advance work, to ensure the soil is acidic enough, but the shrubs will live and produce for years. For a large harvest, you will need two varieties for good pollination.