SAVE MONEY ON FRUITS EXPERT GARDENER SHARES 7 FRUITS YOU CAN GROW RIGHT AT HOME

May 9, 2017

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Fruits are important to our lives because of the nutrients that it give us. It is a healthy food that Doctors recommend to eat it every day. As much as possible, we want fruits in out tables every meal but sometimes we fail because it will cost somethings from us. Now, here are 7 fruits that you can now plant in your backyard or in your pots. Once your plants grow in your pots, you can now transfer it to better space and prune it every year.

 

  1. GRAPES

 

Unlike some other plants, grapes need proper drainage, so make sure to put stones at the bottom of the pot, then top it with soil and some mulch. Also, grapes need to be planted in a well-ventilated place.

 

2.    STRAWBERRIES

To grow strawberries at home, you’ll need 5-6 inches’ deep container that contains soil with a pH between 5.6 and 6.3, and you’ll need a quality fertilizer as well. Start growing the fruit from seeds or a sprouted plant, but be careful to give enough space for these plants. Strawberries need a lot of sun, so put them in a sunny spot, or use artificial lightning if your home if necessary.

3.    PAPAYA

Growing papayas at home is not ] difficult as you may think – the tropical fruit can grow well in areas with 65 F or higher easily. Papayas need a lot of sun and watering, and they also need to be trimmed regularly. They are slow growing fruits, so you really have to be patient waiting for 6 to 8 months for it to bear fruit.

4.    FIGS

Start growing your figs from a pre-started tree. The pot needs to have drainage holes, and the plant likes a lot of sun, although you shouldn’t put it in direct sunlight. Figs flourish at 65 degrees and should be watered regularly. However, make sure not to let the plant sit in excess water at the bottom.

5.    MULBERRIES

Mulberries are a joy to watch, but they need a lot of time to grow. Instead of waiting for 10 years, you can grow your mulberry tree from seeds, or but a semi-dwarf tree and grow it on your own. The mulberry tree should be kept in a sunny spot and requires a large pot with big drainage holes. The roots need to be kept wet, but don’t let the container under the plant to be full of water all the time. Water the plant when the soil is dry, and add fertilizer every 6 months for best results.

6.    APRICOTS

Apricots are soil-less plants that need a pot with proper drainage and good compost. They love the sun, so make sure to keep them in a sunny area. The plants can be hand-pollinated with a paintbrush and easy to maintain.

7.    WATERMELON

Watermelons need a big pot due to their size and a moist and sandy soil. They need a lot of sunlight, so make sure to keep them outside in a sunny area. Create a support system for the vines with some wire and framework in order for them to grow vertically.