Fruits, nuts and berries have their own special needs and advantages. Here are some ideas if you are planning on adding them to your gardening repertoire.
Fruits, nuts and berries have their own special needs and advantages. Here are some ideas if you are planning on adding them to your gardening repertoire. Just be certain that you investigate the needs for the plants you want to use, such as if the variety is self fruiting or if you need multiple plants to ensure pollination.
1. Try using a line of berry plants as a property boundary, informal shrub border, at the base of gazebo, or in another location that adds to the aesthetics of your landscaping but still allows easy access for harvesting.
2. Grow a dwarf fruit tree in a large container on a sunny deck or patio.
3. Plant fruit trees in your street side curb strip, which will certainly require some soil improvement and maintenance.
4. Plant a fruiting vine where it can grow over and archway or pergola to create a shady area.
5. Plant single berry plants at the corners of your vegetable garden.
6. Expand your vegetable garden to allow for a patch of strawberries or melons.
7. Create a small orchard in your back forty. If more restricted by space you can place one or two fruit trees in an informal lawn, on a slight slope or other open area.
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