As summer is just around the corner, it seems the perfect time to start thinking about what juicy fruits to grow in the garden over the next few months. After all, food tastes so much better when it is grown fresh, doesn’t it? But, what types of fruit should you go? Let’s take a look at some of the best suggestions…
If you are looking for something that is not going to take very much effort, strawberries are ideal. There are three types of strawberries to choose from. The first is day neutral, which involves continuous set small amounts throughout the season. The second type is ever bearing, which produces two or three smaller harvest per season. And, finally, you have June bearing strawberries, which sets one large crop in June – these are ideal for freezing and preserves. While strawberry plants do not demand a lot of effort, they will need to be rejuvenated or replaced every three to five years.
Lemon and orange trees are also a popular choice. To care for these trees, they will require a lot of watering in the beginning. During the first six weeks, they should be watered once or twice per week to help them get established. Organic mulch can also be very beneficial because it provides a slow release of nutrients into the soil. Finally, when you are planting your orange or lemon tree, dig a hole that is two times the size of the pot the three was in.
Just like strawberries are easy to grow so are blueberries. Not only do blueberries taste delicious, but they are attractive shrubs too, boasting fruit in the summer, gorgeous red foliage in the autumn, and white flowers during the spring. You will need to prepare in advance for growing blueberries. You need to make sure the soil is acidic enough. If you do this, your blueberry shrubs should live for many years to come, providing you with tasty fruit summer and summer again.
Last but not least, we have figs, which are a lot easier to grow than a lot of people realise. You can either grow them in containers or in the ground. They tend to be pest-free and they do not demand a lot of pruning. If you do decide to go down the container route, you may opt to move your fig tree indoors during the colder months, so make sure you keep your container small if you go for this option. The smaller the top of the tree will be the more confined the roots are. You will still benefit from a large number of figs, yet the tree will be a lot easier to move about.
Hopefully, you now have a few ideas regarding the types of fruit you are going to grow in your garden over the summer. From citrus tries to strawberry plants, you can add some vibrancy to your garden and some delicious fruit to your recipes with the suggestions that have been provided.