Growing Berries and Fruit at Home

Growing berries are a great value for your backyard landscape. Some cities are even letting you grow them in the front yard. If you want fruit quickly, berries are the easiest way to achieve that.

Blackberries are a favorite berry to use in jams and raspberry is close behind them. Strawberries and blueberries grow along side other landscaping plants and provide a great treat for the family the year after planting. 

Grapes can be grown along the fence or over a terrace to give shade to an arbor and currents and raspberries give you fruit year after year.  

Fruit trees dotting your landscape add food as well as shade to a backyard garden. So why not add these eatable plants to your yard for enjoyment and food.

This section will give you information for growing berries of all kinds and information for planting apple trees, watermelon and cantaloupes. Learn how to grow goji berries, and peaches. Why not it is just as easy to plant a fruit tree as it is to plant a shade tree.

The price of berries keeps rising and they are so good for you so when we bought our first home we planted blackberries, strawberries, grapes and currents along our fence. Now being a novice I didn’t really know what I was doing. I soon learned that growing berries was easy and offered fruit the very next year with very little maintenance. 

Without the internet back then to help, we stumbled along thorough learning by doing. The year after planting our berries we harvested some strawberries, blackberries and currents. As we learned how to best prune and care for these plants our harvests increased.

Berries are the easiest fruit to start with. You’ll see berries within one year and start harvesting enough for jams and pies within two years.

Strawberries will give you a harvest the first year and an even larger harvest the second year. Growing strawberries are a great ground cover in backyard flower beds. You can even grow strawberries in containers. With some care and rotation strawberry jam and pies will be on your family menu.

Goji berries are very popular as a super fruit but can cost you. We were buying them at our local farmers market for $5.00 for a quarter pint. Dried berries cost around  $12.00 a pound. Goji berries grow well in the backyard and we had four pints of fruit the first year.

Growing fruit trees will give you a harvest in 3 to 4 years and the best time to plant a tree is now.

Follow the links and learn how you can grow and harvest fruits in your backyard.  

 

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