Growing fruit at home is not as tricky as you might think.
We all know that fruits have a lot of health benefits, but growing them at home provides many advantages.
Not only you are assured of a constant supply of fresh fruits, but tending to them right in your own backyard also adds physical activity to your daily routine. In addition, growing them yourself will give you more control over which fertilizers and pesticides will be applied – or not applied – to these fruits.
However, a lot of homeowners find growing fruits intimidating. They believe that it requires too much attention, time, and space. The fact is that growing fruit at home is not as tricky as everyone might think.
The guide below shows you 12 different fruit plants and trees that can be grown in your backyard garden all year round. As long as they are established, these fruits should be very easy to maintain and will provide a supply of fruits all throughout the year.
Certain fruit plants and trees such as avocados, apples, peaches and bananas will require a full sun. But, there are also others such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and elderberries that are best grown under a bit of shade.
Some plants only produce fruits on certain seasons but they can generally survive regardless if the weather is hot or cold. One just has to make sure that they are well prepared for the coming change of season.
Now, not everyone has the privilege of having huge backyards and can only tend to small gardens. Fortunately, it is still possible to grow fruits even in a limited space.
Not quite convinced? A few options for people who have tiny gardens would be growing fruits in containers, going for dwarf trees, making use of vertical space and more. Pruning is also recommended as it makes the trees and plants more manageable and also encourages them to produce more.
If you are already itching to grow fruits right in your own backyard, you should find the infographic below to be extremely helpful. You can check out their sun, soil and climate requirements, hardiness zones and even how long you can keep their fruits in the refrigerator or freezer.
Start planting your fruits today and reap great benefits – fresh air, fresh produce, physical exercise – soon!
Lisa Farland is a content writer at Happy to Survive – a blog that will help you thrive and survive, and offers articles about preparedness, and off-the-grid, self-reliant living. Lisa is an avid minimalist camper, prepper and survival enthusiast.