Sure, you can get fruits from any grocery store down the street. But don’t you think it’d be amazing to grab a fresh juicy strawberry or a handful of grapes from your own backyard? The good news is that you can do that.
Although a lot of fruits require large spaces and constant care, there are some fruits that you can grow in your own backyard. Here are some of these fruits:
Strawberries are a great place to start if you’ve never grown fruits before. They require minimal effort to grow, and you get freshly picked strawberries as a result. However, it is a good practice to pinch off the blossoms in the plant’s first seasons to prevent them from fruiting. This enables the plant to focus its energy on strengthening the roots, resulting in much better output during the following seasons.
The idea of growing an entire tree in the backyard may seem intimidating to most people. However, peach trees are small enough to make them the perfect size to fit into almost any backyard. The added benefit of having a peach tree in your backyard – aside from all the fresh fruit you’d be getting – is that you’ll be able to smell the sweetness of ripening peaches from several yards away. You will have to practice some pruning to keep the height at a manageable height. But besides that, peach trees are almost effortless to maintain.
Another easy way to try out your hand at gardening is blueberries. You’ll need to do some advanced work before planting the blueberries shrubs, such as ensuring that the soil is acidic enough to support its growth. However, once the plant is thriving, it should live and produce fruits for years without requiring much effort from you. Just remember to cover the plants with adequate netting when the fruits arrive, or you’ll wake up one day to find all the blueberries stolen by the birds.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but finding an apple on a daily basis may not be convenient for everyone unless you have your own apple tree in the backyard. An apple tree is generally larger than a peach tree. However, there are various varieties – such as dwarf Family Apple – which can fit into smaller gardens as well. Apple trees are also amongst the most forgiving fruit trees when it comes to pruning, making it easier to learn this skill.
And with plenty of apples growing in your garden, not only can you have your apple a day without any issue, but you can also experiment with a bunch of recipes such as applesauce, apple pie, apple cider, apple butter, apple chutney, etc.
Having any fruit tree in your garden can be an asset. It may require some effort and learning to maintain. But with the above easy-to-grow fruits, the effort is well worth the results.