Sustainable organic gardening tips for Growing Fruit Trees. Learn about planting and caring for fruit trees, and how to grow fruit trees and bushes like raspberries, blueberries or strawberries.
Do you love fruit and
berries like I do? They are definitely a highlight in the garden! The
flavours and quality of your home grown fruit is just so much
better than supermarket produce and even more important: it is
nutrient dense! Enough of a reason for me to grow as much of it as
possible! And organic fruits and berries are very expensive to
buy ...so why not grow them at home?
Fruit trees and bushes can be integrated into any garden even if the area is quite small. Most fruit trees are grafted onto what's called a rootstock. The 'strength' of that rootstock is what determines the size of the tree. Some modern dwarf varieties of apple trees, for example, can be grown in containers because they are so small. Look for the ones that have different varieties grafted onto them so you can harvest different types of apples from the same tree.
Growing fruit trees is also a great long term investment of your time, money and space. A fruit tree can yield for many decades with little care and effort needed once established. Fruit bushes like red currants or raspberries can also produce for many many years. That's much easier and a lot less work than growing vegetables!! They also provide shelter, food and habitat for beneficial creatures like birds or insects.
….harvest and enjoy your crop!
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