You don’t need an orchard to grow your own fruit at home. All you need is your backyard, no matter what the size. And if space is limited, you can grow fruit in containers. You can even use hanging baskets. You can even do container gardening if you want to do some planting indoors. However, you need to know what fruits will grow in a container. You also need to make sure you get the right organic compost for your fruits.
Consider these examples
Strawberries can grow in ground soil, containers, or even hanging baskets
They love sunshine and well-drained soil. This is how versatile this fruit is, even growing in window boxes.
Raspberries are the great summer and autumn fruit varieties
They can grow in raised beds or containers. They love well-drained soil and sunshine. They’re easy to maintain; just remember to shear off the branches almost to ground level so the new branches can bear new fruit.
Blueberries produce scented spring flowers and bear fruit in late summer
They grow well in containers. They mostly grow in moist or acidic soil. Be sure to select a self-pollinating variety so you need only one plant to produce fruit.
Figs are a great Mediterranean fruit and just perfect for containers
They can grow even when sheltered against a wall and crop best when roots are restricted. They can test your patience since the plant only forms in the autumn and can only be harvested in the following summer. But it’s really worth the wait.
Tomatoes may sound like a curveball, but technically they are fruits
As they grow in containers, they will need to be supported as the fruit gets heavy.
Pineapples may surprise you, but they can grow in the ground or containers
All you need is to cut the crown off, soak the pineapple for two days in water, plant it in a large container (gallon size will do), and place it under the sun.
Organic compost for fruit plants
The best advantage of using compost is that nutrients are released over a long period, and much of these nutrients make for good fruit harvests. Do consult your local landscape supply store (such as Labrador Landscape) on using and spreading compost on the ground and in containers. You may be able to use a lot of compost when planting in the ground because they can easily mix into the soil. However, you need to limit the compost in containers or else the soil might suffocate from too much. You also need to discuss with the experts in the store what type of soil you have, what fruits you’re planting, and whether they’re compatible with organic compost.
Labrador Landscape Supplies
Are you planning to have a fruit garden? Are you located in the Gold Coast or Brisbane areas? You can get high-quality soils and organic compost for your fruit garden from Labrador Landscape Supplies. Labrador also supplies garden and landscape materials for novice gardens or DIY projects.