5 Fruit Trees to Grow Organically at Home
Most gardeners prefer sticking to herbs and vegetables as they grow and cultivate their garden. While there are enough varieties within those two types of plants to keep anyone busy, you can’t help but feel that something is missing. Every garden can use a flourishing growth of fruits!
I know what you’re thinking, “how can I possibly grow fruits in my home garden?” Well, that’s because certain fruits are perfect for being grown indoors and we have a list of the top five that you can start with. Green thumb or not, these fruits are easy to grow and will brighten up your garden and provide a healthy solution to sweet tooth cravings. If you have space problem then get started with container gardening.
1) Figs – One of the oldest trees known to man, the fig tree produces a delicious fruit that lasts almost the entire year once frozen. Most fig trees grow well in containers and have confined roots. These encourage the growth of more fruit and is particularly useful if you live in a cooler area.
2) Oranges – It’s easy to grow the juicy, tangy, mouth-watering oranges in your home garden. All you need is a big container & rich potting soil with plenty of organic manure. Make sure that you select dwarf grafted varieties that start producing fruits at an early stage. Even sweet lime & other citrus plants can be grown in the similar way.
3) Pineapple – We really are busting some myths with this list because most people aren’t aware that pineapple can be grown at home. But all you need is a pot and some organically fertile soil, and you’re ready to get planting. The pineapple will bring that tropical flavor to your garden and help it stand out.
4) Mulberry – You can choose to grow mulberries outside in the bright sunshine or even inside in a warm spot in your home. If you don’t have enough space for a 1ft container, then there’s a dwarf variety of the mulberry available that will still fit in perfectly. The fruits have a high quantity of antioxidants which will keep you healthy, and they taste great as well!
5) Strawberries – No list of indoor grown fruits would be complete without the strawberry of course! One of the fastest growing fruits, they won’t keep you waiting too long before you see your bright red harvest. The larger the container you plant it in, the more strawberries you will get. Just remember to bring it in during the winter.
Growing your fruits can seem intimidating at first, but it isn’t once you get started. You may have to prune a bit more and care a bit more for these plants, but the payoff is immense satisfaction and a healthy, yummy harvest of fruits.