Fruit trees, while wonderful to have, are extremely difficult and time consuming to grow. If you don’t have the outdoor space to accommodate such greenery, but you are dreaming of home grown fruit, try growing fruit trees in containers!
Fruit Trees In Containers
It is important to realize that any sort of container can be used to grow fruit trees, but it is important to have adequate holes for drainage, and is about 10 to 16 inches in diameter. It is also important to realize that clay pots may not be the best (they are porous and can dry the soil out) and that plastic may be the best option for you.
It would take much too long to grow a fruit tree from seeds, so it is likely a better (more timely) option to buy a sapling from the local nursery. When potting the sapling, make sure that you use a potting mixture.
How To Grow
After the sapling is potted, it is crucial to stake down the tree as well. This will provide support
until the roots become established.
Throughout the life of the tree, regularly add soil with trace minerals to the pot. This will ensure that the tree is healthy and always bearing fruit. After all, minerals are super important for nutrition.
Like all plants, it is important to water often (make sure the soil is moist, not soggy) and place in the sun.
It is important to remember that due to the space in which the tree is growing, they may bear less fruit than trees that are outside. There is an upside though, the fruit is usually borne seasons ahead of the trees outside.
Now you are ready to start growing your own fruit. Imagine that juicy, delicious taste and you grew it yourself. Congrats! Growing fruit doesn’t need to be hard or take up a lot of space.
Feel free to post pics of your fruit trees in containers.