If you feel like you want to add something new and fresh in your garden with that not being any shrub or flower, then we have something to recommend you: fruit trees. Now, this may sound like it’s going to need a lot of space and care, but we’re talking about fruits grown in containers.
Not only they will look nice in your garden, but they will also serve their main purpose – you can eat fresh and organic fruit straight from your garden! Planting and taking care for fruit trees is generally easy, although there are more details to it.
Read along to see which fruit will suit your needs the best!
There are many reasons why you need to give this one a try – first of all, lemons are very healthy and you can consume them after they’re grown; they are very easy to take care for and last, but not least, these can make your garden way more charming and better scented.
To grow lemons, you need to give them full sun, well-drained soil, regular feeding and to keep them away from cold weather, strong winds and to not overwater them.
One of the best things about figs is that you can eat them right away from the tree, or you can later use them in cooking. To grow fig tree in a container, make sure to grow them in soil-based potting mix and add fine bark chips. Figs need full or partial sun and they have to grow in well-drained soil. Water them regularly until they’re well-established and prune them a little bit. During the dormant season, remove all the dead, diseased, or weak branches to encourage growth.
3. Dwarf Peach
Dwarf peaches are the best choice if you want to grow peaches, but you don’t have enough space in your garden. Besides this, the dwarf peach tree can give fruits sooner than other fruit trees and it grows very quickly. There are few varieties of dwarf peach trees that you can choose from, but no matter which one you choose make sure to see if the tree is all healthy. To ensure the best growth, plant them in later winter or early spring.
4. Sugar Baby Watermelon
What’s better than having a fresh, juicy snack on a hot, summer night? This is just one of the good reasons why you should give a try to the watermelons. They require full sun position and need to be positioned 36 to 60 inches apart from each other. Plant them in a well-drained soil that is rich with organic matter and water the soil regularly until the watermelons are about the size of a tennis ball – after this, just when the soil is dry.
Cherry trees grown in a container need to be treated the same way just like an in-ground tree. They need a good fertilizer with organic nutrients – you can find fertilizers that are made exactly for cherry trees. During fall and early spring, you will need to take care of the tree with chasing bugs away. This can be done with sulfur spray, but you should be careful with the usage because too much of this spray can kill the greenery, and the tree in general.
Unlike the cherry trees that are prone to bugs, the pineapple is a tough fruit and it isn’t prone to insects and disease problems. However, this one also takes such a long time to produce fruit – it will take you about two years from the moment you plant it until the harvest. The pineapple requires warm temperature and full sun position, so during cold winter nights protect it from freezing temperatures.
Unlike other fruits, strawberries have small root ball and that means you can plant them even in very small containers. No matter what kind of container you choose, it’s important for strawberries to be planted in well-drained soil. They need full sun position, at least 6-8 hours and make sure to rotate the container every 3-4 days, if the sunlight is coming from one directions. To ensure the best growth, feed the strawberries every 3-4 weeks with a liquid fertilizer high in phosphorus.
8. Apple Red Spur
In order to get the best apples, it’s very important to plant the tree in the right soil. Apple trees require very fertile soil, so it’s recommended to test both the soil and the pH value of it before you do the planting. The ideal range for apple trees is the one where the pH is 6.0-7.0, however you should avoid heavy or poor-drained soils. You can plant them anytime of the year, but if there is hard frost, it is better to wait for warmer times.
For pomegranate it’s important to be planted in warm and arid areas. However, even you leave in a place where the climate is cool, you can still grow pomegranate indoors with the right conditions and outside while the weather is as recommended. Pomegranates are self-pollinating, which means that you just need to set the fruit. They need full sun and need to be watered deeply once in a week, or more if the weather is really dry.
In order to grow blueberries in container, the most important thing is to plant them in the right soil. The blueberries want an acidic soil and most garden soil don’t come close to the required acidic level, so most likely you will need to buy. Unlike the strawberries that could be planted even in a small jar, the blueberries must be planted in a large pot and also get at least 6-8 hours of sun. However, growing blueberries means being patient as well – it might take them a year or more to produce any fruit.